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A visit to the Mount Airy Regional Museum of History will educate visitors about the area referred to as "The Hollows," a fitting name since the entire region rests in a saucer-like depression circled by mountains. Students will learn about the natural history of the area, the Saura Indians, the way of life and culture of the settlers who came to the area, the granite quarrying industry, life at the turn of the century, and much more.

Located at 301 N. Main St., the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the natural and cultural resources of the Northern Piedmont of North Carolina and southwest Virginia. It is open: 10am until 5pm Tuesday through Saturdays. Programs and tours can be arranged by calling 336-786-4478. Admission to the Museum is $3 for students, $3 for senior citizens, and $5 for adults.Adult Groups of 10 or more - $4, Student or Senior Groups of 10 or more - $2. Surry County, Mt. Airy City, Elkin City and Millenium Charter Schools are admitted FREE to the Museum on school sponsored field trips.

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