• “We cordially invite you to be Mayberry’s guest of honor for the day.” –Andy Taylor

    There are plenty of Mayberry, North Carolina sights and sounds to see in Mount Airy and surrounding areas. But there’s more extending beyond The Andy Griffith Show, from the Round Peak-style of old-time string music and old-time dances to the 19th century Siamese Twins and the century-old farm on nearby Horne Creek Farm.

    Fun activities for all ages...


Attractions

Andy Griffith Museum
218 Rockford St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

The Andy Griffith Museum provides a permanent place for the world’s largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia. Located next to the Andy Griffith Playhouse and a half-mile from Andy’s boyhood home, the museum houses items collected by childhood friend Emmett Forrest. The museum includes iconic signs from the show’s courthouse doors that read: “Sheriff” and “Justice of the Peace.” There are also mementos from Don Knotts who played Deputy Barney Fife, actress Betty Lynn who plated Thelma Lou and George Lindsey who played Goober.


Andy Griffith Playhouse
218 Rockford St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

Andy Griffith attended elementary school here and performed on stage here during the 1930s and 1940s. The playhouse was originally built in the 1920s and was the first public school in Mount Airy. The Surry Arts Council now operates the building with year-round classes, theatre productions, art camps, and live music concerts. The museum is adjacent to the playhouse along with the TV Land landmark statue of Andy and Opie.


Andy’s Homeplace
711 E. Haymore St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 789-5999

Lenise.Lynch@hilton.com

Fans of television actor, Andy Griffith, can stay in the Mount Airy home where he lived during his adolescence until his high school graduation. Andy’s boyhood home is available for nightly rentals and is within walking distance from downtown Mount Airy, including Snappy Lunch mentioned on The Andy Griffith Show, Floyd’s Barbershop, The Andy Griffith Collection, Opie’s Candy Store, and Mayberry Soda Fountain. Check-in and reservations are made through the Mount Airy Hampton Inn.


Aunt Bee’s Room
501 Andy Griffith Parkway North

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-4109

mayberry@surry.net

The late Frances Bavier, better know as “Aunt Bee,” has a room dedicated to her memory at the Mayberry Motor Inn. You can enjoy the exhibit through a window view inside the inn. The inn holds a certificate of authenticity for more than 30 of Bavier’s belongings, such as gloves, eyeglasses, a handkerchief, a dress, a hat, and more. A great photo opportunity is having a picture taken in front of the Mayberry Squad Car or Emmett’s Truck.


Beary Country
128 Old Beary Trail

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 352-3500

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Bent Twig, The
451 N Andy Griffith Pkwy Ste 200

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 789-7873


Black Crow General Store
2638 Riverside Dr.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 719-0499


Blackmon Amphitheatre
145 Rockford Street

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

The Blackmon Amphitheatre is a state-of-the-art outdoor theater located in downtown Mount Airy that features a summer-long music series, events and outdoor dramas. Hot dogs and Yadkin Valley wines are sold at select events.


Dave’s Antiques
209 W. Main St.

Elkin NC

Local Phone: (336) 835-3355


Downtown Pilot Mountain
817 Sunset Dr.

Pilot Mountain NC

Local Phone: (336) 368-2247

Pilot Mountain was the inspiration for the fictional town of Mount Pilot in “The Andy Griffith Show,” a nearby larger town near Mayberry. Nearby the actual town is Pilot Mount State Park which is known for its Big Pinnacle peak seen for several miles. Downtown Pilot Mountain is home to several antique, gift, and retail stores along with several restaurants. During the first Saturday from May until October, cruise-ins are a mainstay featuring live beach music and food.


Edwards-Franklin House
N 36° 27.282 W 080° 49.150

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-8359

The Edwards-Franklin House was built in 1799 by Gideon Edwards, a local leading planter and state senator. Later, Meshack Franklin, a landowner, politician, and member of Congress, occupied the home. Franklin remolded the home in the Federal style of the 1820s, which included decorative painting meant to imitate marble on the paneling, mantels, and staircase. The house is open to visitors the second Saturday and Sunday during April through September, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.


Elkin Antique and Collectibles
131 South St.

Elkin NC

Local Phone: (336) 526-3000


Floyd’s City Barbershop
129 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-2346

Similar to Floyd’s Barber Shop in the beloved town of Mayberry, Floyd’s City Barber Shop has been a staple among the attractions of downtown Mount Airy. There is a collection of thousands of pictures that line the wall on the “Wall of Fame.” Owner Russell Hiatt has been snapping pictures of customer sitting in his barber chair for over 62 years, including celebrities such as Oprah Winery, the “Incredible Hulk” Lou Ferrigno, and “Goober” George Lindsey. Floyd’s is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.


Free Weekly Youth Fiddle and Guitar Lessons
218 Rockford St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

Each week, the Surry Arts Council hosts free fiddle and guitar lessons for children ages 6 to 16. Fiddle classes are at 5:30 p.m. and guitar lessons are at 6:15 p.m. Instructor Jim Vipperman teaches each weekly class and parents are invited to stay. No registration is required, and students can arrive without reservations. Lessons are located downstairs at The Andy Griffith Playhouse.


Gertrude Smith House
708 N. Main Street

Mount Airy  NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-6856

The historic Gertrude Smith House was built by merchant and landowner Jefferson Davis Smith, this Victorian-style home contains period furnishings and is on National Register of Historic Places. Call for tour schedule. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11am-4pm with a doll exhibit from the 18th and 19th centuries. This historic Mount Airy home is open April-December.


Habitat Home Shoppe
102 E. Main St.

Elkin NC

Local Phone: (336) 526-4663


Hawks Hill Antiques and Crafters Mall
824 W. Lebanon St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-9609


Historic Earle Theatre and Old-Time Music Heritage Hall
142 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (800) 286-6193

arts@surryarts.org

Built in 1938, the Earle Theatre has remained much the same as it did in the 1930s. The old-time music heritage hall is open daily until 3 p.m. Every Thursday night at 7 p.m. is a free bluegrass/old-time jam session – anyone is welcome to bring an instrument and join in the fun! The Earle Theatre is also home to the second-longest-running live radio show in the nation, broadcast on WPAQ 740 AM – the Merry-Go-Round show, every Saturday at 11 a.m. for $5 per person, with a jam session after the show.
The Earle also still shows movies throughout the year. Call 336-786-2222 for features and show times.


Homestead Collection
117 E. Main St.

Pilot Mountain NC

Local Phone: (336) 368-1400


Horne Creek Living Historical Farm
308 Horne Creek Farm Rd.

Pinnacle NC

Local Phone: (336) 325-2298

hornecreek@ncdcr.gov

Horne Creek is a North Carolina Historic site portraying life of Piedmont families in the early 1990s. The farm was owned by the Hauser family and is much like it was in the early 1900s with the family’s original farm house, tobacco curing bar, and corn crib. Adjacent to the farm house is a heirloom garden and field crops, endangered breeds of animals, and an apple orchard. The farm is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


J.E.B. Stuart Historical Birthplace
1091 Ararat Highway

Virginia NC

Local Phone: (276) 251-1833

laurelhill@jebstuart.org

Once the stomping ground of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart, the birthplace of the Civil War general is located six miles away from Mount Airy in Ararat, Va. The property was the site of the house where Confederate Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart was born on February 6, 1833. J.E.B. Laurel Hill is open dawn to dusk for self-guided tours of the property.


Jams at the Earle Theatre
142 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

If you are a fan of live bluegrass and old-time music, plan on visiting the bluegrass and old-time jams hosted at the Earle every Thursday and Saturday by the Surry Arts Council. Local bands and individual bands play throughout the Earle Theatre. The Saturday jam session occurs from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., just before the live radio broadcast of WPAQ’s Merry-Go-Round. Admission is $5 on Saturdays.


Kapps Mill Kayak Rentals
690 Devotion Road

Thurmond NC

Local Phone: 336-366-2509

rrgallimore@yahoo.com

Kapps Mill Kayak Rentals is located near Dobson, NC on the Mitchell River, which is very good river for the first timers – mostly shallow water, flowing at a slow pace with no whitewater.
There are a few little runs on this river, but nothing scary.
They offer a 45 min. trip called the mini-run for $10.00 per kayak and also a 2-hour run for $20.00 per kayak.
Family rates or group rate available for 4 or more people. Must call by 9 a.m. the morning of the day you plan on kayaking to check for availabity and to reserve kayaks. They offer top-sit kayaks, sit-in kayaks and two-person kayaks. Call 336-366-2509 for reservations or more information.


Mabry Mill
266 Mabry Mill Rd.

Meadows of Dan VA

Local Phone: (276) 952-2947

mabrymill@swva.net

Located at milepost 176, Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed sites on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The century-old gristmill was built in 1910 and provides old-time heritage demonstrations. Mabry Mill is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from the last weekend in April throughout October. The nearby Mabry Mill Restaurant and Gift Shop is open 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily from April through October.


Main Oak Emporium
245 City Hall Street

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 789-2404


Mayberry Antique Hideaway
300 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 719-2363


Mayberry Consignments
182 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 719-2363


Mayberry Days
218 Rockford St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

How well do you know The Andy Griffith Show? Fans trek each fall to Griffith’s hometown each last week in September to celebrate “The Andy Griffith Show,” one of TV’s top 10 shows from 1960 to 1968. Events include autographs by surviving stars of the show, a pie eating contest, music, live shows, trivia contests, golf tournaments, chess tournaments, and a talent show. The week’s highlight is the Mayberry Days Parade down Main Street


Mayberry Flea Market
1275 Andy Griffith Pkwy.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 789-0920


Mayberry Mules and Wagon Rides

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 710-2783

Every Saturday (except during the winter), visitors to downtown Mount Airy enjoy a stress free and slow tour of downtown Mount Airy by horse and buggy provided by Mayberry Mules and Wagon Rides. Tours are only on Saturdays and participants are encouraged to call ahead to ensure the rides are not canceled due to inclement weather.


Mayberry Pottery
306 N Renfro St

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: 336-401-0848

Located in historic downtown Mount Airy, Mayberry Pottery offers items crafted by local potters and artists throughout the region. Each piece is a wonderful tribute to the beauty and history of the area. A line of specialty chocolates, other handmade items, art, and antiques are also available.
They also sell a wide variety of cheesecake, homemade desserts, and chocolate truffles.


Mayberry Primitives
215 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-4636

mayberryprim@embarqmail.com

Located in downtown Mount Airy, Mayberry Primitives carries primitive home-décor items, such as handmade candles, quilted items, wood signs, framed prints, pottery, hand-painted signs, and Christmas items. Mayberry Primitives also provides custom-embroidery services. Shop in-store or online.


Mayberry Replica Courthouse
625 S. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-6066

info@wallysservicestation.com

There are many tips of the hat to the fictional town of Mayberry. The Mayberry Courthouse is a replica of the courthouse that appeared in “The Andy Griffith Show” during the 1960s. Situated adjacent to Wally’s Service Station, visitors can sit behind Andy’s desk, type on the vintage typewriter, and even sit in the recreated jail cells that appeared in the show. This is a great picture-taking spot.


Mayberry Squad Car Tours
625 S. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 789-6743

info@tourmayberry.com

Remember Sheriff Taylor’s police car? The one you saw in every episode? In Mount Airy, you can tour all of the sites in a Mayberry squad car. Each tour starts at Wally’s Service Station and then to sites like the Blue Bird Diner, Floyds Barber shop, the TV Land statue, Snappy Lunch, Andy Griffith Playhouse, the childhood home of Andy Griffith.


Memories on Main Antiques and Collectibles
220 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 783-0000


Mount Airy Fiddlers’ Convention
691 W. Lebanon St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

Held the first full weekend in June each year, the Mount Airy Fiddlers’ Convention is attended by thousands of bluegrass and old-time fans. The two-day event includes camping, food, and all-night jamming at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Mount Airy. Free workshops and demonstrations are held each year to enable guests to interact with local traditional music and dance masters.


Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
301 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-4478

mamrh@northcarolinamuseum.org

The museum collection includes history of the Saura Indians of the 1600s, the story of the world’s largest open-face granite quarry, the Yadkin River, the original Siamese Twins, Andy Griffith, Tommy Jarrell, transportation, and the history of Mount Airy and surrounding communities. The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Groups should call ahead to arrange for a guided tour.


Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
301 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-4478

mamrh@northcarolinamuseum.org

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is located in downtown Mount Airy in a restored mercantile store. The museum has exhibits of some of Mount Airy’s most-famous musicians, such as Andy Griffith, Tommy Jarrell, and Donna Fargo. The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Groups should call ahead to arrange for a guided tour.


Mount Pilot Antiques
109 E. Main St.

Pilot Mountain NC

Local Phone: (336) 368-1617


Mud Duck Pottery
479 Old US Highway 601

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-9361

mudduck@mudduckpottery.net

For Gene and Latonna, pottery is a passion. Both have learned from Sea Grove potters and have brought their passion to Mount Airy. No two pieces are exact and many of their pieces portray the art of Raku, a visual treat that is attributed to Zen Buddhist Monks of the sixteenth century. There are no set hours for the show room, so call ahead.


North Carolina Civil War Trails

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone:

On a raid through Western North Carolina, General Stoneman’s U.S. cavalry passed through the area in April of 1865. A Civil War Trail Marker sits in front of several sites in Surry County, including historic York Tavern in Rockford, Elkin Library, and Reeves Plantation Site, Hardy Road, Siloam. Visit ww.civilwartrails.org for more information.


Old City Jail
215 City Hall St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (800) 948-0949

The Old City Jail is a local recreation of “the Courthouse” seen in so many episodes of the popular television series The Andy Griffith Show. The Old City Jail was Mount Airy’s real jail for many years. The vintage 1962 Ford Galaxie squad car sitting out front lets you know the defenders of Mayberry are never far away. The former jail is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and is closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Old Treasure Trunk
123 Scenic Outlet Ln.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 352-3233


Old-time Dance at the Earle Theatre
142 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

Put on your dancing shoes for a night of old-time dance tunes by The Slate Mountain Ramblers. Held the first Saturday of the month, beginners and experienced flat footers fill the dance floor while musicians feel the air with popular bluegrass, country and old-time music tunes. Concessions are available before and during the event. The old-time dance begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5.


Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the Earle Theatre
142 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (800) 286-6193

arts@surryarts.org

The Surry Arts Council showcases the UNC-TV Folkways documentary, “Folkways: Music of Surry County,” on a loop, which reveals why the intense, bluesy, fiddle-driven music of Surry County has become known from around the world. Old-time exhibits and audio tours are available, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.


Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the Earle Theatre
142 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

Self-guided audio tours of the Old-Time Music Heritage Hall are available where artifacts and portraits of Surry County’s old-time music icons reside. Additionally, the theater movie screen continuously plays the UNC-TV Folkways documentary. The old-time exhibits are open daily, Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.


Olde Place Antiques, The
123 Scenic Outlet Ln.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 352-3500


Poppy’s Consignments
210 Moore Ave.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 789-7720


Rockford General Store
5174 Rockford Rd.

Dobson NC

Local Phone: (336) 374-5317

storemail@rockfordgeneralstore.com

Rockford General Store has been in operation since 1890 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This old-timey store features over 200 kinds of candies along with old-fashioned candy jars and glass-bottled drinks. Stop by the store to pick up a package for your self -guided walking tour of the historic village. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m.


Scenic Gifts
123 #3 Scenic Outlet Ln.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 352-4098

clyde@woodgenius.com

Scenic Gifts features famous homemade fudge, gorgeous home accessories, candles, jewelry, quilts, fragrance lamps, authentic Dale Tiffany lamps, seasonal florals, SoapRocks, wind chimes, mountain cabin decorative designs, Marshfield sofas, and much more. The store also features Clyde Haymore’s one-of-a-kind handcrafted furniture in the artisan tradition.


Shoppers Paradise
317 S. Franklin Rd.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 755-6516


Siamese Twins Exhibit
218 Rockford St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (800) 286-6193

arts@surryarts.org

The original Siamese Twins made their home in Surry County and are buried in nearby White Plains, six miles south of Mount Airy. During the early 1800s, the connected twins toured the United States and Europe under the auspices of Scottish trader Robert Hunter and New England sea captain Abel Coffin. They later toured again after the Civil War.


Snappy Lunch
125 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-4931

Opened on the 1920s to serve snappy lunches to workers of Mount Airy, Snappy Lunch hasn’t changed much as visitors will find the same diner that Andy Griffith ate at as a young boy while growing up in Mount Airy. The restaurant is famous for its pork chop sandwich, a boneless, tenderized loin chop dipped in sweet-mile batter and fried until golden crisp. In an early episode of “The Andy Griffith Show,” Andy suggested to Barney that they go to the Snappy Lunch, and Andy also mentioned the Snappy Lunch in his version of the song “Silhouettes.” Snappy Lunch is open Monday through Friday, from 5:45 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. and Thursdays and Saturdays from 5:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m.


Sparger Guy & Mary Antiques
644 Sparger Rd.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-4398


SYRS Gift Shop
162 B. West Pine St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-5153

SYRS Gift shop is a nonprofit dedicated to helping adults with disabilities. The gift shop offers unique works of arts and supplies for artists and art lovers, such as hand-built pottery, wooden bird houses, and more. All proceeds go to supplies and wages to individuals who otherwise would have very little income. The gift shop is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The Blue Rabbit Art Gallery & Studio
415 North Main Street

Mount Airy North Carolina

Local Phone: 336-648-8199

info@bluerabbitgallery.com

The Blue Rabbit Art Gallery & Studio is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Mount Airy. We carry contemporary and traditional art from local artists and teach painting classes to all ages.

Bring your little artist to a K-5 class, bring the whole family on family painting nights, and/or treat yourself to a night out or an afternoon off for our adult “Art & Wine” classes.
Create an unforgettable birthday or special occasion with a private painting party event – custom painting requests are taken!
We are open Tuesday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and we have extended hours for classes and special events.
Shop small ya’ll!
The Blue Rabbit Art Gallery & Studio
415 North Main Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
336-648-8199
info@bluerabbitgallery.com
www.bluerabbitgallery.com
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Tommy Jarrell Festival
142 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

This music festival commemorates Tommy Jarrell, one of the most influential old-time musicians. Jarrell was born in Surry County in 1901 and was known for his Round Peak style of picking. The Round Peak region of Surry County is well-known for its rich history of old-time music. Dances, music, concerts, and workshops are held during the last weekend of February each year – just before Tommy’s March 1st birthday.


TV Land Statue
218 Rockford St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

Dedicated in 2004, TV Land donated a bronze statue capture The Andy Griffith Show’s iconic opening sequence depicting Andy Griffith and young Ron Howard in their roles as Sheriff Andy Taylor and Opie Taylor. The statue is located at the Andy Griffith Museum and is a great spot to capture your Mayberry memories.


Uptown Gallery Group
615 N Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-0057

The Uptown Gallery and Art Studio provides a place for local artists as well as adults with disabilities to display their art.


Village of Rockford
5174 Rockford Rd.

Dobson NC

Local Phone: (877) 999-8390

Established in 1789, Rockford is on the National Register of Historic Districts, and is a glimpse into a life that bustled with hotels, taverns, mills and general stores. Once the county seat of Surry County, there are several historic structures and attractions to visit, such as Rockford General Store, Yadkin River Adventures, Rockford Inn Bed and Breakfast, and the Rockford Methodist Church and its fresco “Come Unto Me” by Tony Griffin.


Voice of the Blue Ridge at the Earle Theatre
142 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

This Saturday night tradition is held every third Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Earle Theatre in downtown Mount Airy. The Voice of the Blue Ridge is a celebration of the twangy sound of bluegrass, old-time and gospel music that is rich in Surry County. The concert is a live broadcast featuring local and regional bands. Tickets can be purchased at the door.


Wally’s Service Station
625 S. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-6066

info@wallysservicestation.com

Wally’s Service Station is an original service station built in 1937 and operated as a Gulf Station and then later operated as a Standard Oil Station or Esso. The Fruit Basket now operates inside of Wally’s Service Station and they offer a wide variety of souvenirs and collectibles. Mayberry Squad Car Tours also leave from the station. The service station is open starting April every Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. During the winter months, the station is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays.


William Alfred Moore House
202 Moore Ave.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-4512

The William Alfred Moore House was built in 1860 and is the earliest known structure remaining in the town of Mount Airy. The house exhibits a combination of Victorian and Italianate stylistic features and on the interior, Greek Revival features. Matthew Moore, William Alfred Moore’s grandfather, served as a colonel in the Revolutionary War Militia. Tours can be arranged by appointment.


WPAQ’s Saturday Morning Merry-Go-Round
142 N. Main St.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 786-7998

arts@surryarts.org

Known as the nation’s second longest-running live radio show (The Grand Ole Opry is the oldest), WPAQ 740 AM produces a two-hour live concert in the Earle Theatre in downtown Mount Airy. Beginning in 1948 by Ralph Epperson, the live broadcast has hosted music giants such as Tommy Jarrell, Benton Flippen, the Carter family, and more. Concessions are available and admission is $5.