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Wren's Nest

Address: 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone Number: 404-753-7735
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Ranked #43 of 332 things to do in Atlanta
Type: Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The 19th-century farmhouse that once belonged to Joel Chandler Harris, the author of Br'er Rabbit...
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Type: Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Owner 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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Clinton, Tennessee
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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65 attraction reviews
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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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63 reviews 63 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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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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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
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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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12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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17 attraction reviews
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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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