Mount Airy, North Carolina: Andy Griffith Museum, Chang and EngAndy Griffith is king in Mt. Airy. He gets a Museum; local siamese twins are covered as well.
- 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy, NC
- I-77 exit 100 to Hwy 89/Pine St. east into town. At Moody's Funeral Home, turn right at the traffic light onto Graves St. At the top of the hill, turn right onto Rockford St. The museum will be on the right, next to the Andy Griffith Playhouse. (From I-74, take exit 11 to Hwy 601/Rockford St. into town. The museum will be on the left, at the traffic light at Spring St., next to the Andy Griffith Playhouse.) The Chang and Eng exhibit is in the basement of the Playhouse. If it's closed, the folks at the Museum have the key to let you in.
- M-F 9 am - 5 pm, Sa 11 am - 4 pm, Su 1:30-4:30 pm. (Call to verify)
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- Worth a Detour
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Visitor Tips and News About Andy Griffith Museum, Chang and Eng
Be sure to get a smooch from Thelma Lou![Grove, 10/18/2011]
It was only $3 dollars to get into the Andy Griffith Museum and also see the display for the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng. I was disappointed for several reasons. The main one is that you are not allowed to take pictures inside the museum, just in the lobby. Who wants to see Sheriff Taylor's desk, and not be able to take a picture of it? The majority of the museum was just copies of pictures or letters that were signed, which was cool, but honestly, how much of that kind of stuff can you see? There weren't a lot of actual props on display. It was definitely a museum of Andy Griffith, not so much The Andy Griffith Show.
There was practically nothing on Opie or Aunt Bea.
The Siamese exhibit was lackluster as well. It was interesting, but it seemed like there should have been more...[Danielle, 10/06/2011]
The Andy Griffith Museum is in an old house in Mt. Airy, and not only has many exhibits about Andy Griffith and The Andy Griffith Show, but also a room about Chang and Eng, the original Siamese Twins, who lived nearby. The pork chop sandwiches at the Snappy Lunch come highly recommended.[Amy, 02/14/2005]