Blue Ridge Parkway Trip Day 4: Mount Airy, NC Homeplace of Andy Griffith

Visit Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show in real life! Located in Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mount Airy NC the museum is home to the largest collection of memorabilia from his childhood and career in movies, television and movies.

Mount Airy, NC Homeplace of Andy Griffith

We traveled the entirety of the Blue Ridge Parkway, also known as America’s Highway that run from Virginia to Cherokee, North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway is 469 miles that highlights some of the state’s most scenic views, with the highest mountain ranges being in North Carolina.

Day 1: Hitting the Road!

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Day 2: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Day 3: Peaks of Otter

Day 4: Mabry Mill  and Mount Airy, Birthplace of Andy Griffith

Lots more of our Blue Ridge Parkway travel destinations here!

After spending the morning and early afternoon at Mabry Mill...

Blue Ridge Parkway Roadtrip

we hopped back on the Parkway and continued heading south.

Blue Ridge Parkway Roadtrip

We stopped at Groundhog Mountain Lookout. I immediately fell in love with the lookout building. Doesn’t it look like it would make the coolest play fort ever?!?Blue Ridge Parkway Roadtrip

Blue Ridge Parkway Roadtrip

Blue Ridge Parkway Roadtrip

Blue Ridge Parkway Roadtrip

Blue Ridge Parkway Roadtrip

Blue Ridge Parkway Road trip

Blue Ridge Parkway Road trip

Blue Ridge Parkway Road trip

We then saw this little cutie…and no longer wondered why it was called Groundhog Mountain!

A few miles further down the Parkway we came upon Puckett Cabin. I highly recommend reading this sign, it’s crazy!Blue Ridge Parkway Road trip

Blue Ridge Parkway Road trip

Blue Ridge Parkway Road trip

Blue Ridge Parkway Road trip

Lover Boy took a ton of awesome artsy fartsy shots of this fence, maybe some that will find their way to prints. This one he focused the color accent on the orange leaves. I love the trees in the distance.

Blue Ridge Parkway Road trip

We then descended off of the Parkway to Mount Airy, home of Andy Griffith.

Mount Airy, NC Homeplace of Andy Griffith

Mount Airy, NC Homeplace of Andy Griffith

Recognize this guy?!?

Mount Airy, NC Homeplace of Andy Griffith

Little Finch had fallen down the big hill at Groundhog Mountain and scraped both of her knees. She then begged to be in jammies because they are soft. Being the great mother that I am, I forced her to stand next to this window…can’t you tell that she was so thrilled? She claimed that her knees hurt so bad that she couldn’t stand! (kids! ha)

Mount Airy, NC Homeplace of Andy Griffith

Cute little town.

Mount Airy, NC Birthplace of Andy Griffith

We then headed to Mayberry Campground and set up camp.

Mayberry Campground, NC

My cute hubby and little guy hard at work while…

Mayberry Campground, NC

Little Finch and I played! (Notice that her knees are no longer hurting! 🙂 )

Mayberry Campground, NC

This gorgeous farmhouse sat right next to our camping spot. I totally love farmhouses like this. It reminds me of the house that was across the street from my parents growing up.

Mayberry Campground, NC

Once camp was set up we headed back into town to check out Andy Griffith’s homeplace.Mount Airy, NC Birthplace of Andy Griffith

Mount Airy, NC Homeplace of Andy Griffith

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These awesome purple flowers were in the lot next to his house…anyone know what these are? They were so cool looking!

Mount Airy, NC Homeplace of Andy Griffith

campfire

We then headed back to camp and enjoyed a great fire.

campfire

Lover Boy taught Laughing Coyote how to throw sticks into the fire…they know how to make a proud mama! (???)

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