Is Mount Airy really Mayberry? Explore Mount Airy, the hometown of actor Andy Griffith, for the Mayberry parallels, such as the Snappy Lunch, Floyd’s City Barber Shop, the Old City Jail, the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Wally’s Service Station, Andy’s Homeplace, and the famous Andy Griffith Museum, which is housed beside The Andy Griffith Playhouse/Surry Arts Council on Rockford Street in Mount Airy. Also stop by The Andy Griffith Playhouse to view the new Andy Griffith and Opie statue.
Take a ride in Squad Car Tours. No visit to Mayberry is complete without a ride in Mayberry's Squad Car. For more information please visit: www.tourmayberry.com
Do not forget to shop downtown At Opie's Candy Store, The Mayberry Soda Fountain, Mayberry On Main and many other places to get Mayberry Goodies and Collectibles!
The owner of the Mayberry Motor Inn, Alma Venable has a collection of Frances Bouvier’s – better known as Aunt Bee -- personal belongings, which can be seen by appointment.
Mount Airy hosts an annual event called Mayberry Days, which is a celebration of The Andy Griffith Show’s anniversary. Mayberry Days is scheduled for September 27-30, 2012 and please visit www.mayberrydays.org for more information.
(To set up an interview, call Jessica Icenhour Roberts, Director of Tourism at 336-786-6116, Ext. 3 or 800-948-0949, Ext. 3.)