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Wren's Nest

1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
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Ranked #34 of 195 Attractions in Atlanta
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Description: The 19th-century farmhouse that once belonged to Joel Chandler Harris, the author of Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox.
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited today with only a little bit of knowledge about the Wren's Nest. We found out about this historical home from a pass that we checked out at the Gwinnett Public Library, this was one of three places we could visit. Based off prior reviews, everyone said to go for the storytelling and they were right! Josie was our... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My fiancé and I were looking for something fun to do this afternoon and stopped in at the Wren's Nest for a tour. The tour was so informative and interesting and the house was beautiful! It was low-key and lovely!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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88 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

For anyone who grew up with Uncle Remus tales or have ever heard of Brer Rabbit this is the home of the man that wrote them. They have story time on the weekends and parking in the back.

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Marietta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Storytelling is at 1:00 on Saturdays. Our storyteller was Curtis, and he was extremely entertaining for the children and for the adults. Our docent for the tour of the house was also very interesting, with many stories about the Harris family, about the house, and about past experiences leading tours through the house.

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Atlanta, GA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The Wren's Nest is a little gem that's tucked away in old Atlanta/West End. Such interesting history in this home of the author of Brer Rabbit. Go at 1 p.m. on a Saturday so that you get to enjoy great storytelling and then the tour of the home.

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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A Lovely little gem for literature lovers!! I wish we had been there for story time, but the house is really cute and charming. It's amazing that it's still there considering the area around it is almost all business these days. It's worth a trip over there to see this special little house.

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Slidell, La
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Ok this moves at a Southern pace, hmm hmm The marrator and storyteller were excellent but they both spoke more quickly than I expected. I took my grandchildren so they could experience some of the ole south. Was glad they were well versed on Harris - loved the part when the guide commented that there were no bears or rabbits... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I grew up listening to these stories. I learned quite a bit during my visit. I did not realize that Harris, the author, was friends with Andrew Carnegie and Theodore Roosevelt! We also listened to the local story teller and he had a nice touch involving the younger children. The house museum is a nice stop for an hour or... More

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Riverview, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I recently visited Atlanta for the first time while tagging along with my husband to Dragon Con, and decided to do some sightseeing while I was in the area. Wren's Nest was among my must-see attractions, and I'm so glad I made it here! I took MARTA to the West End station, and walked from there. Visitors will notice that... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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87 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My friend and I each have lived in Atlanta more than 20 years and never had visited this hidden gem before. We decided to take MARTA since we visited on Halloween, a day with legendary traffic in Atlanta. Dicey neighborhood on the 5 block neighborhood walk from the West End Marta station, but no one bothered us. Joel Chandler Harris... More

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