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Wally’s Service Station and Mayberry Courthouse

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by 89and52 No Comments

Wally’s Service Station is an original service station built in 1937 and operated as a Gulf Station and then later operated as a Standard Oil Station or Esso. The Fruit Basket now operates inside of Wally’s Service Station and they offer a wide variety of souvenirs and collectibles. Mayberry Squad Car Tours also leave from the station and return to the same location.  On site is the Mayberry Courthouse and Otis’ Jail Cell and other replicas of the set of the show. Also on-site is The Mayberry Hotel replica/gift shop.

The service station is open year-round, with hours that depend on the season. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9 to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For special requests and reservations year-round, please call 336-786-6066 and leave a message. For Squad Car Tours (reservations suggested) call 336-789-6743.

Mayberry Squad Car Tours

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by 89and52 No Comments

Remember Sheriff Taylor’s police car? The one you saw in every episode? In Mount Airy, you can tour all of the sites in a Mayberry squad car. Each tour starts at Wally’s Service Station, then it will travel up and down the streets of Mount Airy, where you will learn stories about Andy Griffith and Mayberry, history of the town, Floyds Barber shop, the TV Land statue, Snappy Lunch, Andy Griffith Playhouse, the childhood home of Andy Griffith, and the world’s largest open-face granite quarry. Please call ahead to schedule a tour, especially during summer and fall seasons. Keep in mind that winter hours are limited – always call before visiting.