Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina is home to the new Andy Griffith Museum. Come see the largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia collected by his friend Emmett Forrest.
The collection features hundreds of items from the life and career of Andy Griffith in movies, television and music as well as a variety of memorabilia. There are even actual props from The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock given by Andy Griffith himself. The collection also includes items donated by cast members and actors from The Andy Griffith Show as well as a special section on the career of actress and current Mount Airy resident Betty Lynn.
Admission to the Andy Griffith Museum also includes other Surry Arts Council exhibits including the Siamese Twins, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the EARLE Theatre and the "Mayberry to Mount Airy" Photo Exhibit, all within walking distance of the museum.
The museum is open 7 days a week all year except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Enhance your experience at the museum with an audio guide. For an additional $2 you get an easy-to-use audio player. It includes Andy Griffith's speeches at the 2002 Andy Griffith Highway Dedication, the 2004 Unveiling of the TV Land Landmark Statue of Andy and Opie Taylor, Emmett Forrest's personal stories about selected items in the Andy Griffith Museum, 1991 WPAQ interview with information about the first Mayberry Days, and more!