A Visit to Mayberry RFD – Mt. Airy, NC

Mayberry Cheese
Mayberry Cheese

Growing up as a child I was a frequent watcher of the Andy Griffith Show.  The show was set in the fictional town of Mayberry, North Carolina though apparently all of the filming of the show actually took place in California at DesiLu studios.

Andy Griffith Museum
Andy Griffith Museum, Mt. Airy, NC – Statue of Andy and Opie (played by Ron Howard)

Andy Griffith actually grew up in Mt. Airy, NC and the ficitional town of Mayberry was loosely based on that town.  So, on a trip to North Carolina back in March 2012 , I made my way to Mt. Airy on the way back to Kentucky.  It was nostalgic and fun.  Here are a few shots from “Mayberry R.F.D.”

Mt. Airy Directory
Mt. Airy Directory
Don Knotts
Don Knotts – “Barney Fife”
Sheriff Car
Sheriff Car
Mayberry RFD - recreation of some of the show
Mayberry RFD – recreation of some of the show
Floyd's Barber Shop - where Andy always got his haircuts
Floyd’s Barber Shop – where Andy always got his haircuts
Snappy Lunch - home of the Pork Chop Sandwich
Snappy Lunch – home of the Pork Chop Sandwich
Snappy Lunch Sign
Snappy Lunch Sign
Making the Pork Chops
Making the Pork Chops
Yummy Pork Chops
Yummy Pork Chops
The Famous Snappy Lunch Pork Chop Sandwich
The Famous Snappy Lunch Pork Chop Sandwich
Mayberry on Main
Mayberry on Main


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