Andy Griffith Museum
Explore the life and times of Mt. Airy's most famous son at the Andy Griffith Museum. It also houses items donated by other actors, including Don Knotts (Barney Fife), George Lindsey (Goober) & Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou).
Blue Ridge Music Center
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1985, the site includes an outdoor amphitheater and indoor interpretive center used to highlight an important strand of American musical culture, still alive and thriving in the region.
Donna Fargo Collection
The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History houses an exhibit on the musical career of Grammy Award winning country music star Donna Fargo, including stage outfits, photographs, records and other memorabilia.
The Historic Earle Theatre, circa 1937, is an art deco theater open year-round for live music, touring concerts, select movies and the Saturday morning Merry-Go-Round radio broadcast. Known for bluegrass and Old Time music acts.
Edwards Franklin House
It is also home of the annual Sonker Festival, held the first Saturday in October to honor Surry County's celebrated local dessert.
Gertrude Smith House
Gertrude loved historic preservation, and her passion for preservation led her to form a foundation to oversee perpetual care of the home as a living museum after her death in 1981.
Historic Mount Airy Ghost Tours
On Friday and Saturday nights from the last weekend in May through November, take a latern-lit walk through time to experience local ghost stories and legends.
There is a stop on the NC Civil War Trail, as well as a Yadkin River Adventures, a canoe and kayak outfitter.
Horne Creek Living Historical Farm
Other events focus on the lifestyles of folks who lived on a rural farm in the 20th century including sheepshearing, baking, and plowing with animals.
J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace
Just across the state line from Mount Airy in Ararat, Va., is Laurel Hill Farm, birthplace of Confederate Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart.
Mount Airy Cyclery & Bike Museum
More than just a full-service cycle shop, Mount Airy Cyclery is also a museum.