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Stories and Tips Mount Airy

Mayberry Days Parade 2006

Written by NoPlaceLikeHome on 12 Oct, 2006

This year's parade was the best yet! There were the customary Mayberry Patrol Cars, of course. And all the main characters from the show were represented, in costume: Aunt Bea rode in the back of an old car in the rumble seat wearing her pill…Read More


Mount Airy's Visitor Center

Written by MCJ graduate on 11 Jun, 2005

This visitor center is the former office of a doctor named Dr. Robert Smith. He is the brother of Gertrude Smith, who is the benefactor of the Gilmer-Smith Foundation. In 1910, this gorgeous home was erected, and it is on the National Historic Register of…Read More


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Wally's Service Station and Floyd's City Barber Shop

Written by MCJ graduate on 11 Jun, 2005

Although this service station turned into a tourist shop, it wasn’t open when we were there, but we still took a picture and looked at it closely. Wally’s Service Station does kind of look like where Goober and Gomer from Mayberry worked. The station is…Read More


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Old City Jail and the Vintage Squad Car Tour

Written by MCJ graduate on 11 Jun, 2005

The Old City Jail was one of many attractions we saw in Mount Airy. It is a local recreation of "The Courthouse" seen in many episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show." We saw the outside of it (it wasn’t open when we were there), and…Read More


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