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Uncle Remus Museum

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Address: Highway 441, Turner Park, Eatonton, GA
Phone Number: 706-485-6856
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It was a neat blast to the past to visit the Uncle Remus musem. The reason I make this comment is that when I told people under our age about it and how excited we were--they had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2016
Mark S
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Milledgeville, Georgia

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Eatonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The museum is spectacular and the hostesses will even tell the children a briarpatch story! They are awesome

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

It was a neat blast to the past to visit the Uncle Remus musem. The reason I make this comment is that when I told people under our age about it and how excited we were--they had No Idea who I was talking about. Nor did they ever hear the story of Brer Rabbit (One was a teacher). I do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Was an educational experience learning about Joel Chandler Harris. Disappointed that no photography was permitted in the museum cabin. Their reasoning "is that photos would be posted on line and nobody would ever come to vist". Not sure if I agree with their philosophy, but it is their belief. Would have been nice to share a few photos with the... More 

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Apex, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This delightful small museum provides visitors a step back in time to the mid-1800s to the day that Eatonton's famous son, Joel Chandler Harris, worked for the Turnwold Plantation at age 16 as a *printer's devil* for its newspaper. There on the plantation, Harris heard African stories from the slaves, which he later wrote in a column in the Atlanta... More 

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Thank Meritas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I have visited the museum before but my visit this past Friday was by far the best. We were fortunate to have docent extrodinaire Ms. Georgia. She did an amazing job of telling the history of how Joel Chandler Harris came to record the Uncle Remus stories. After a tour of the museum she gathered us together for story telling... More 

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Eatonton, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Very informative, friendly. Lot of history about the author of song of the south. A lot of history about the south and the town of Eatonton.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

If you enjoy Uncle Remus stories this is the place for you. It is a small but whimsical place with enthusiastic caretakers whom will be glad to tell you the story of Joel Chandler Harris and his Uncle Remus stories. A small admission fee will get you into the museum to see the displays of carved Uncle Remus figures from... More 

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Bethpage, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

I did not know this place existed! First let me say if you are lucky enough to have Miss Georgia tell you the history you will be truly blessed! The place is full of history and has not been commercialized. I was able to buy some of the books for my grandchildren who have really enjoyed them

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

A very quaint museum telling the story of Brer Rabbit and the tales passed down through generations. You must go on a Friday or Saturday when Miss Georgia is there. She is a lovely lady who can tell you anything and everything you want to know about Uncle Remus, Brer Rabbit and Eatonton.

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The museum dedicated to Joel Chandler Harris, the author of the Uncle Remus books. This is a very good museum which tells his story and how he became an author and who helped him along the way. The curator was very knowledgeable and helpful. Well worth a visit, particularly if you are familiar with his Uncle Remus books.

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