Mayberry - I Love Lucy Museum
Walk down Clover Street in Granville and you will think you are on Main Street in Mayberry. Step back in time to a simpler life, experience a slower pace, and enjoy the quieter pleasures of small town America. The Andy Griffith Show wasn't really about a time or era but was more about a 'feel of an earlier time'. The local buildings, museums, and artifacts in Granville provide that same 'feel of an earlier time'
The Mayberry and I Love Lucy Museum preserves the legacy of these two popular television sitcoms and showcases the impact of the shows. The Andy Griffith Show and I Love Lucy aired on Columbia Broadcasting (now CBS) and both were filmed in Desilu Studios. They continue to be popular as reruns, have been translated in several languages and are shown in dozens of other countries.
The Andy Griffith Show aired from October, 1960 to April 1968, with a total of 249 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons. The series never placed lower that seventh in Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. Visit Granville's Mayberry -
I Love Lucy Museum and learn unusual facts about the Andy Griffith Show, step into Floyd's Barber Shop, enjoy viewing a collection of rare and unusual artifacts , and learn about the main characters of the show. Marvel at the police car cookie jar, framed uncut trading cards, Aunt Bee's glasses, and autographed prints, posters, pictures, and more. There was definitely something magical about Mayberry; experience this magic at the Mayberry - I Love Lucy Museum.
I Love Lucy was a television situational comedy that aired from October1951 to May 1957 with a total of 180 half-hour episodes. It was the most popular show in America for four of its six prime-time seasons. The I Love Lucy series won five Emmy Awards. Step into the Ricardo's living room in the Granville Mayberry-I Love Lucy Museum and you will expect to hear Ricky saying, "Lucy, I'm home". Learn the stories of the one-of-a-kind collectables displayed, view an extensive collection of episode memorabilia , be amazed at the media coverage the show received, and linger and read about the famous couple, the entertaining landlords, and Little Ricky. Autographed pictures, character dolls, plates, paper dolls, TV Guides, trading cards, stamps and more are a part of this collection.
The Mayberry-I Love Lucy Museum will bring a smile to your face as you recall random memories Andy Taylor's voice of commonsense and I Love Lucy's power of laughter. The mission of this museum is to preserve rare and unusual artifacts that tell the story of a simpler time for the purpose of educating and entertaining present and future visitors.
Open: Wed–Sat, Year Round . . .
Hours: Wed-Fri 12:00 to 3:00 pm & Saturday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
It is $5.00 for a guided tour of the town which includes Sutton Homestead Historic Home, Pioneer Village, the Car Museum, Granville Museum, Agriculture Museum, Daniel Barber Shop and Post Office Museum, Clemons Car Museum, Mayberry - I Love Lucy Museum, Whistle Stop Saloon and Ice Cream Museum. Purchase your town tour tickets at Sutton General Store, Southern Shops, Granville Museum, Sutton Homestead and Pioneer Village. Under age 6 is free.