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Wren's Nest

1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
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Ranked #27 of 188 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
63 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
77 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a great place to visit! Go on a Saturday or when one of the Ramblers is present to kick off the tour with some top notch storytelling. I've had the pleasure of hearing both Akbar and Curtis...equally impressive. The rest of the tour is interesting if you enjoy historic old homes. There are only four or five rooms... More

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Atlanta, GA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
21 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We have lived in Atlanta nearly 30 years and I'm sorry to say had not visited the Wren's Nest until now. I have fond memories of my mother reading the Uncle Remus stories to me as a child, so this house/museum brought back a flood of nostalgia. Overshadowing the house itself was the docent, Nanny, an entertaining storyteller in her... More

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