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Gertrude loved historic preservation, and her passion for preservation led her to form the Gilmer-Smith Foundation to oversee perpetual care of the home as a living museum after her death in 1981.
Enjoy tours of downtown Mount Airy aboard a 12-seater trolley, or charter the 14-seater trolley for Yadkin Valley winery tours and other special occasions.
Grace & Sparrow sells women's fashions and southern home decor. Where farmhouse and fashion meet, don’t miss this unique boutique.
Gwyn & Market sells handcrafted homegoods, pantry staples, bath & body products, stationery, cleaning products and gifts. Sustainability and ethical sourcing are top priorities.
Hanging Rock State Park is located 25 miles east of the town of Pilot Mountain and is connected to Pilot Mountain State Park by the Sauratown Trail. It is home to five waterfalls.
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.
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.
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.
Horseback riding lessons for all ages and skill levels, focusing on eventing, dressage and show jumping.
Whether treasure hunting for yourself or looking for a friend, Mayberry Antique Mall is well worth a visit.
Take a tour of the jail cells where Barney locked up the hardened criminals, including the local drunk Otis Campbell.