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Uncle Remus Museum

Address: Highway 441, Turner Park, Eatonton, GA
Phone Number: 706-485-6856
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Eatonton
Type: Museums
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Hockley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited this quaint little museum as a break on a road trip. Glad I stopped as the lady guide brought back to life the brer rabbit stories I read as a small child. I was transported back 45 years! From what I remember it was free entry and voluntary donation. Excellent stock of the books both in 'plain English' and... More 

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Eatonton, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The best part of the experience is the story telling - after all the museum is dedicated to tales, and one looks forward to hearing the tales. The interior also includes artifacts and displays from the time period in which the stories were told on a nearby plantation and recorded by Joel Chandler Harris.

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Eatonton, Ga
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took our youth group from church geocaching. This was one of the spots where a cache was hidden. On impulse I took them inside to tour the museum as many had never heard of Uncle Remus. They learned quite a bit about the history of our area that day. Great place to visit. There is a token donation for... More 

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Greensboro, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hope you are lucky enough to be there when Ms. Georgia is there. She tells the best stories and sings "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" like none other.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love this place my family was from this town and we would walk around downtown as children always going over to the Museum . It's been renovated and the place really looks good , I've taken pictures and will post

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
16 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were heading south, in a hurry and I had to bully my husband to drive into town to find this museum (especially as he'd had a deprived childhood and never read the books) but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our road trip. Apart from telling the background of the Brer Rabbit books, it also... More 

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Buckhead, GA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The museum is small but there is a lot in this tiny place. I have lived in the area for several years now and got to go there when I had family here from California. My cousin is a school teacher and she was able to bring some things back with her to share with the students. I myself learned... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The first room in the museum is focused on Uncle Remus, with cute carvings depicting moments from the stories. We didn't have kids with us, but I think looking at these displays with children would be a lot of fun. The other two rooms have collections of old household items, books and newspaper articles - I think these might be... More 

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Eatonton, Georgia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Joel Chandler Harris was born and lived in Putnam County, GA in his early years. It is here he wrote the tale of Uncle Remus. The museum is in a rustic cabin, typical of the housing of slaves, share croppers and the poor. Mr Harris got much of his story telling material from the slaves themselves during the Civil War... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This museum, like so many others in small town America, is run by a lady with boundless enthusiasm for her subject. The museum itself, housed in three shacks, contains more information about the Uncle Remus books and the life of Joel Chandler Harris, than it is possible to consume in one visit. While Harris's works may not be politically correct... More 

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