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Uncle Remus Museum

Highway 441, Turner Park, Eatonton, GA
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Eatonton
Type: Museums
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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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24 attraction reviews
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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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37 helpful votes 37 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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Midwest, USA
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I learned about this while searching through a website called America's Roadside Attractions. We were kind of near the area on a family road trip. Adults had heard of Uncle Remus. Kids had no clue. Interesting listening to the adults trying to explain their version of Uncle Remus to the young ones. That warranted a major google search investigation. Easy... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

When traveling through Eatonton, GA on our way to a funeral just a few miles away, we passed by the Joel Chandler Harris Museum. Noting its location, we planned right then to visit on our way back to St. Augustine, FL. My wife "Googled" the museum hours and days open each week. We arrived early on Saturday just before opening... More

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San Francisco, California
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43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Very Interesting little museum about Joel Chandler Harris and Brer Rabbit. The guide, Georgia, was the one who made this tour and visit "come to life". It is interesting if you know the history of The South. If you are in mid Georgia, Do take the side trip to this museum. Call to check opening hours: 706.485.6856.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was a great place to take kids 4-12. Informative, inexpensive, cute and nostalgic. A lot of historic information and displays. Probably not appropriate for teenagers. Nice local resource about Joel Chandler who was from Eatonton.

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