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Real-Life Mayberry

Real-Life Mayberry, Mount Airy

Fans of the 1960s Andy Griffith Show get a taste of the life depicted in the popular television series when they visit Mount Airy in north-central North Carolina, Griffith’s hometown and the inspiration for the series. Visitors are welcome to take a ride in Barney’s squad car (also available for weddings, anniversaries and special occasions) and cruise by Andy’s childhood home and down Main Street past Floyd's Barbershop.

The town has recently dedicated a bronze statue of Andy and TV son Opie, and there’s plenty more to see and do around this small town, from enjoying a pork chop sandwich at Snappy Lunch to taking in views off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Phone: (336) 789-OPIE


Dellview, in northwest Gaston County, is the smallest incorporated town in North Carolina. According to local lore, Tom and Henry Dellinger (with the help of their brother David, a state legislator) founded the town in 1925.
With only 16 residents, 11 of the adults living there hold an office. The title of mayor is traded among the residents when one wearies of the duty.
Phone: (704) 435-4337

Andy and Cindy Griffith visit Andy's childhood home in Mount Airy NC.
Andy and Cindy Griffith visit Andy's childhood home in Mount Airy, NC



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