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Address: 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone Number: 404-753-7735
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Description: The 19th-century farmhouse that once belonged to Joel Chandler Harris, the...
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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Delightful Time Brar Bear

Worth an hour or two. This is the extremely well preserved / restored home of Joel Chandler Harris best known for recounting the tales of Brar Rabbit, Brar Bear and Brar Fox. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2014
Kirk_Chandler
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Worth an hour or two. This is the extremely well preserved / restored home of Joel Chandler Harris best known for recounting the tales of Brar Rabbit, Brar Bear and Brar Fox. The storytellers are magnificent !!! We were there for Joel's birthday celebration and go to meet Annette LaRose his gg granddaughter. This is a must if you are... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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Berlin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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90 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Houston
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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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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
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7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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