Siamese Twins Exhibit – Mount Airy, North Carolina - Atlas Obscura

Mount Airy, North Carolina

Siamese Twins Exhibit

This small exhibit explores the lives of Chang and Eng, the first known conjoined twins.  

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Curated by the Surry Arts Council, this is the official exhibit of the world-famous conjoined twins, Chang and Eng Bunker. The twins actually moved to Mount Airy in 1845 in search of more fruitful farmlands and better education opportunities for their children. Many of their descendants still call the region home. 

The exhibit explores their early lives in Mekong, Siam, up to their latter years in North Carolina. Pictures, articles, personal belongings, and informative binders from their descendants’ annual reunions help bring Chang and Eng’s life to light. 

Their graves are just seven minutes away from the Surry Arts Council.

Know Before You Go

This exhibit shares the same address as the Andy Griffith museum. However, they share a different entrance. You do not need to enter (or pay) for the Andy Griffith section. Just simply enter the Chang and Eng exhibit by entering through the doors downstairs outside. Please leave a donation in the box. 

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