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Uncle Remus Museum

Highway 441, Turner Park, Eatonton, GA
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Eatonton
Type: Museums
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Eatonton, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 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
2 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
125 reviews 125 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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26 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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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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36 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
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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