Wally's Service in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Mount Airy, North Carolina – Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Mount Airy, North Carolina is the birthplace of actor Andy Griffith and is thought to have been the inspiration behind Mayberry, the fictional town made popular on his television show The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s.

The town celebrates its fame with signs, recreations of the show’s sets, and cardboard cut outs of Mr. Griffith throughout the town. There’s even a small Andy Griffith Museum & Collection that houses memorabilia from his life and the television show and a statue of Andy and Opie.

What attractions can you find in Mount Airy AKA Mayberry?

 

Mayberry Replica Courthouse and Otis’ Jail Cell

The Mayberry Courthouse is a replica of the courthouse set used on the show. Tourists can sit at Andy’s desk and visit recreations of the jail cells seen on the show.

Courthouse in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Courthouse in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Courthouse Jail in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Courthouse Jail in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Courthouse Jail in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Courthouse Jail in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Courthouse Jail in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Mayberry Courthouse
625 S. Main St.
Mount Airy NC

 

Wally’s Service Station

Wally’s Service Station was an actual oil station, opened in 1937. Now it’s a great spot to stop for photos or to pick up a souvenir.

Wally's Service in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Wally's Service in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Wally's Service in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Wally's Service in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Wally’s Service Station
625 S. Main St.
Mount Airy NC

 

Andy Griffith Museum

Museum that features the world’s largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia.

Andy Griffith Museum
218 Rockford St.
Mount Airy NC

 

Mayberry Squad Car Tours

If you don’t want to tour the sites on your own, you can always see Mount Airy by Mayberry squad car! Organized tours start at Wally’s Service Station and give you a tour of all the local attractions plus stories and history.

Sheriff's Car in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Sheriff's Car in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Mayberry Squad Car Tours
625 S. Main St.
Mount Airy NC
Local Phone: 336-789-6743
info@tourmayberry.com

 

TV Land Andy and Opie Statue

A bronze statue of Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) and Opie Taylor (Ron Howard) was donated to the town by TV Land in 2004. The statue resides outside of the Andy Griffith Museum.

Andy Griffith Statue in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry

TV Land Andy and Opie Statue
218 Rockford St.
Mount Airy NC

 

 

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Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Mount Airy, North Carolina – Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.