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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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An Atlanta treasure

So very worth the drive to go on Saturday at 1pm and hear the storyteller weave the tales of B'rer Rabbit and B'rer Fox. The home is nicely done in period pieces and have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

So very worth the drive to go on Saturday at 1pm and hear the storyteller weave the tales of B'rer Rabbit and B'rer Fox. The home is nicely done in period pieces and have obtained many original family items. Go and have a "zippiity do da" afternoon.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is the perfect girlfriend excursion in Atlanta. I went with two friends and we had a delightful tour. We arrived at opening time on a cold winter morning and were the only visitors there. We were treated to a very personalized tour by docent, Nanny. She was full of personal anecdotes about the family and the house. We learned... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Wren's Nest is a delightful stop in Atlanta. The home of Joel Chandler Harris and "Uncle Remus" is full of stories and tales of the Old South. Nanny was our guide and a major reason to recommend the stop. Her knowledge of the family and the visitors to the Wren's Nest bring it to life. Some of the actual... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The Wren's Nest has been beautifully preserved/restored. The lower floor of the home is the only area open to tours, but the docents are very knowledgeable about the life and works of Joel Chandler Harris. The visit itself won't necessarily take long--and hour or so will do, but be sure to plan your trip around 1pm on Saturday so you... More 

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Fairview, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was the final stop on an art trip my husband and I took to celebrate the Valentine's Day weekend. This stop was to focus on the art of storytelling. It was interesting to learn how the Brer Rabbit stories came to be published, tour the historic home, and hear stories from a storyteller. We purchased a picture book, which... More 

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atlanta
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120 reviews 120 reviews
87 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I grew up reading the Uncle Remus tales by Joel Chandler Harris, and it was a pleasure to introduce my niece and nephew to the characters by visiting his home the Wren's Nest. We arrived about an hour before the 1:00 pm story telling. The tour guide was warm, friendly, informative and very knowledgeable about Joel Chandler Harris. The story... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
90 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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