Andy Griffith’s Mayberry
Featuring Andy's Squad Car Tour
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Come with us and travel to a simpler time. This tour will return you to the sleepy little North Carolina town of Mayberry. A place where you can say “Howdy “to people on the street, enjoy a pork chop sandwich at the Snappy Lunch and remember the 1960’s.
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Day 1 – Mount Airy, NC – The Andy Griffith Show Lecture
Today, arrive in Mount Airy, NC where you check into your hotel for two-night stay. Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant.
Following dinner, enjoy a lecture by Neal Brower on The Andy Griffith Show. Professor Brower’s lectures go deep into an episode of “The Andy Griffith Show.” He shares back stories, production techniques, and details that shine a new light on a classic episode. Neal Brower has taught classes on “The Andy Griffith Show” at community colleges across North Carolina. He is the author of Mayberry 101: Behind the Scenes of a TV Classic. (D)
Day 2 – Mayberry Sightseeing – Snappy Lunch – Squad Car Tour of Mayberry – An Evening with John Floyd: The Mouth of Mayberry
Today, features a full day in Mount Airy, NC, also known as “Mayberry.” Fans of The Andy Griffith Show can step back to a simpler time when they visit Mount Airy. Actor Andy Griffith grew up here, and it’s no coincidence that a stroll down Main Street in the “Friendly City” reminds people of the town of Mayberry on the endearing popular ‘60s hit TV series, The Andy Griffith Show. You’ll be sure to relish the generous spirit of The Andy Griffith Show that you encounter wherever you go.
Visit the Andy Griffith Museum. Start with a guided Behind the Scenes tour beginning in the Playhouse and ending where Andy first performed on stage at his high school.
Then you will have time to visit the museum’s collections featuring hundreds of items from the life and career of Andy Griffith in movies, television and music as well as a variety of memorabilia. There are even actual props from The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock given by Andy Griffith himself.
Lunch is included today Snappy Lunch, Mount Airy’s oldest continuous eating establishment, serving Surry County (and Mayberry) since 1923. Snappy Lunch is home of the “Famous Pork Chop Sandwich” so frequently mentioned in the Andy Griffith Show.
Today’s visit to “Mayberry” also includes a tour in a Squad Car. Where else can you ride in Barney’s car except Mayberry? Cruise on over to Andy’s Homeplace then ride in Mayberry style down Main Street past Floyd’s Barber Shop and Snappy Lunch. You’ll cruise by other Mayberry attractions like The Andy Griffith Playhouse, The Old Jail and the Visitors Center – Home of the Andy Griffith Museum. While at Wally’s don’t miss the best photo opportunity of the day – your photo in front of the Squad Car, a photo that says Mayberry like nowhere else. There are six squad cars that carry 4 passengers each on a 30 minute tour. Large groups will rotate between the gift shop and tour.
This afternoon, visit the Pilot Mountain Winery for a tour and tasting. This family-owned boutique winery is situated on 31 acres of rolling hills in the Yadkin Valley. Beautiful views of Pilot Mountain are available from multiple points on property, including the tasting room and back patio.
The winery opened in August 2020 with established vines, including an upper vineyard which has produced grapes for more than 20 years. Grape varietals on the estate are Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Syrah and Viognier.
Then travel the twisty, curving road to the top of Pilot Mountain to take in the breathtaking sights of the surrounding area. From the Pilot Mountain Overlook, on a clear day you can even see Winston-Salem in the distance.
Following dinner at a local restaurant, enjoy an evening with Comedian John Floyd, the Mouth of Mayberry. John Floyd is a seasoned comedian who has entertained folks in all 50 states, as well as on the high seas and has opened for legendary performers including Frankie Valli, Chubby Checker, and Martina McBride. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Depart for Home
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for home. (B)