We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center

Features Animals
Closed today: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
For the lovers of Bettie M. Sellers

For those of you who love the poetry and teaching of Bettie M. Sellers there is a special place at... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Murphy, North Carolina
Nice and informative

We’ve visited the north Georgia mountains for years and really enjoyed the center and learning... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2018
Read all 38 reviews
All photos (10)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“gift shop”(6 reviews)
Byron Herbert Reece was an award-winning poet and novelist who still saw his major life's calling to be tending his family's farm in a steep valley beside Wolf Creek in southern Appalachia. His farm has been beautifully preserved as a monument both...more
Closed today
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
8552 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512-7638
+1 706-745-2034
Improve This Listing
Reviews (38)
Filter reviews
38 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gift shop historical farm perfect setting step back in time poet smokehouse teacher barn novels creek georgia taught information chickens exhibits movie
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

For those of you who love the poetry and teaching of Bettie M. Sellers there is a special place at the Reece Farm dedicated to her. Not only was she a teacher at Young Harris College for 31 years she was the Poet Laureate of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank woadwoman
Reviewed November 22, 2018

We’ve visited the north Georgia mountains for years and really enjoyed the center and learning about Reece. We went on a fall day and enjoyed walking around the grounds. Lots of information I didn’t know about the Georgia writer.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hippoluv
Reviewed September 19, 2018

If you have never been on a farm might be ok but otherwise it is a vacant park with little to no interest... Sorry maybe the historical value maybe there for some but not us

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rittdw
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I throughly enjoyed my visit to this site and actually turned it into a day of visiting places I learned about here. Byron Herbert Reece was a poet that did not receive the acclaim he deserved while living. He worked hard as a farmer, barely...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Leigh M
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We chose Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center as our wedding venue October 2017. The staff at the center were superb!!! They took time to answer all of our questions and to show us everything on the grounds. The staff went above and beyond...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank A M
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Reece was a local, internationally famous novelist, teacher, musician, and poet. His first-hand perspective of Appalachia won him many awards. The site is a wonderful look into the near past of the area, and struggles of the local residents. A great place for kids and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank flutie1999
Reviewed April 23, 2018

We were pleased that the center facilities were fully available to enjoy on this Saturday in mid-April, before the tourist season got into full swing. We had stopped earlier in the week and the gift shop and all of the out buildings were locked up....More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Road_Warrior32034
Reviewed March 18, 2018

historical farm with gift shop & interpretive trail, gift shop carries locally hand crafted items; weddings can also be booked here

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Linda L
Reviewed October 21, 2017

We stopped in one day while they were open while vacationing in the area. We did notice a sign out back by the creek that said to check in and pay any fees. When we finally went inside, we weren't asked to pay anything and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank LuvyaMore2000
Keith J, Guest Relations Manager at Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

We apologize that the 'fee' signs are still up. The Reece Farm is now part of the Recreation Department facilities of Union County, so there are no fees for visits. There are only fees for uses such as meetings, weddings, etc. Thanks for stopping by,...More

Reviewed July 11, 2017

Legendary Georgia writer and poet Byron Herbert Reece is remembered on this historical farm and heritage park. Go back in time when these Appalachia mountains were isolated from the world. As a former student of Young Harris College, it is also a journey in time...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank momabe
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Seasons Inn
117 reviews
7.18 miles away
Best Western Milton Inn
252 reviews
7.18 miles away
Comfort Inn
213 reviews
7.22 miles away
Country Hideaway
43 reviews
11.26 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 85 nearby restaurants
Nani's Restaurant
482 reviews
7.11 miles away
Cabin Coffee Co
201 reviews
7.11 miles away
Jim's Smokin' Que
794 reviews
2.86 miles away
The Aviator Cafe
149 reviews
6.86 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 53 nearby attractions
Brasstown Bald Mountain
1,036 reviews
1.87 miles away
Helton Creek Falls
297 reviews
2.10 miles away
Vogel State Park
590 reviews
1.31 miles away
Desoto Falls
166 reviews
1.72 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines