Event description

Delight in the small-town charm of Mount Airy as we explore the area that helped inspire The Andy Griffith Show and experience the unique destinations that invigorate visitors today.

July 16-18, 2021

Package Includes:

  • • Two nights accommodations at the Hampton Inn Mount Airy
  • • Friday night dinner at Old North State Winery
  • • Saturday chef’s dinner with wine pairings at Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards
  • • Band of Oz concert tickets
  • • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
  • • All sightseeing and admissions per itinerary

Itinerary Highlights:

  • • The Band of Oz — Carolina Beach Music concert
  • •  Tour the Andy Griffith Museum, home of the single largest collection of artifacts and memorabilia related to Andy Griffith, the museum features hundreds of items from Andy’s life and his career in theater, film, and music. Highlights include actual props, wardrobe, and other artifacts from The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock
  • • Guided motor coach tour of Mount Airy, featuring Andy Griffith’s homeplace, Wally’s Service Station, a replica of the Mayberry Courthouse, Mill Creek General Store, and the granite quarry
  • • Private presentation at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History: “Mount Airy: Little Chicago; a historical look at the town’s wild side, ghosts and moonshine”


$895 per couple based on double occupancy.
Single rate is $695.
Includes tax and gratuity.

For reservations, please call the Hampton Inn Mount Airy at (336) 789-5999 and mention code OSG. To reach a local reservationist, do not choose a numerical option. Please let the phone continue to ring through.


What to expect on an Our State trip: 

Traveling with a group of Our State readers is an enriching, enjoyable, and safe way to experience new cultures, people, and places. In addition to the informative narration from the tour director and local guides, an Our State host will be available to assist in making your trip successful.

We usually fly to our destination, then travel by a comfortable motor coach with anywhere from 35 to 50 people who appreciate learning about new regions. Your entire trip will be guided, planned, and arranged for your upmost enjoyment. Many activities are things you can only do because you are traveling with Our State.

There is some free time built in for you to explore on your own. You can also choose not to attend an activity if you prefer something different. Please let your tour director know if you are not coming on a scheduled day.

Many meals are included. Where you have meals on your own, suggestions will be provided.

Most of the motor coaches have restrooms but every effort will be made to make regular rest stops.

One of the best parts of traveling with Our State is that you will meet new people, many of whom you will already have much in common with since most travelers read the magazine. Many guests often develop friendships that go on long after the tour is finished. Our State trips are generally filled with dynamic and friendly people.

Physical requirements:

Our tours are physically active but not meant to be strenuous.

Please be aware you will be on your feet, walking and standing for much of the day, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions and terrains. There will also be extended time on the motor coach when we travel from place to place. If there are any mobility issues you will need to have an able-bodied traveling companion to accompany and assist you.

Most days are moderately paced with approximately two to three total miles of walking, possibly including some hills and stairs.

We regret that we’re unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. The responsibility of the Trip Director who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it.

If you have additional questions, please call Our State’s Travel Director Amy Wood Pasquini at 336-286-0600, or email apasquini@ourstate.com.