Welcome to Mount Airy

"America's favorite small Southern town" — Atlanta Journal Constitution

Step back to a simpler time when you visit Mount Airy. Actor Andy Griffith grew up here, and it's no coincidence that a stroll down Main Street in the "Friendly City" reminds people of the town of Mayberry on the endearing and enduringly popular '60's hit TV series. Fans of The Andy Griffith Show can visit Floyd's Barber Shop, the Old Mayberry Jail, Snappy Lunch, Andy's childhood home, the Andy Griffith Playhouse and the Mount Airy Visitors Center, which houses the largest collection of his memorabilia. And you'll be sure to relish the generous and caring spirit that you encounter wherever you go.

Surry County offers something for everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy riding down the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking at Pilot Mountain State Park, or canoeing on the Yadkin River. Bluegrass and traditional music lovers can take in a jam session or live radio broadcast every Saturday morning in Historic Downtown Mount Airy. History buffs can delve into the area's colorful past at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and by visiting the county's myriad of historic sites. Visitors who wish to explore the frontier of the palate can taste fine wines and tour the grounds of Shelton Vineyards, located 17 miles south of Mount Airy.

"Mayberry at Main Oak" provides visitors with the perfect souvenir stop. Included is Weaver's Department Store, the official souvenir shop of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watcher's Club and various fun and free photo opportunities. It's just like walking onto the Hollywood set. Bring your cameras and experience the nostalgia of Mayberry.



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