The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History educates visitors about the area referred to as “The Hollows,” which is quite a fitting name in that the entire region rests in a saucer-like depression circled by mountains.
The panoramic view from the Museum’s Observation Tower captures the beauty of this mountainous circle, which includes the Blue Ridge Mountains, Slate Mountain, The Sauratowns, Pilot Mountain and Turner Mountain.
A tour of the Museum is a step back in time. Exhibits include subjects, such as the world’s largest open face granite quarry, the Yadkin River, Saura Indians, and the railroad. The development of this community is not unlike that of most crossroads, rural areas, towns and cities across America. All had similar beginnings, yet each possesses unique qualities.
The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is a non-profit institute dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the natural and cultural resources of the Northern Piedmont of North Carolina and Southwest Virginia. Groups should call early to arrange a guided tour.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4p.m. Small admission fee.