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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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That rabbit will get his one day

My father took us here in 1965 when we were moving from VA to Ga. Found out today that the museum had only been opened less thanh a year at that time. Stopped in again today and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jake153r
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Ellijay, Georgia

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Ellijay, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My father took us here in 1965 when we were moving from VA to Ga. Found out today that the museum had only been opened less thanh a year at that time. Stopped in again today and was very entertained. The staff do a grand job of enlightning one to Mr Harris and his childhood, his life working on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for about 30 minutes. The museum is small but I liked that is was an authentic period cabin. There were books translated from all over the world and many editions of the stories. The lady who worked here was able to tell us much about the many artifacts on display.

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Thank TalSmh
Eatonton
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Marci D
Milledgeville, Georgia
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 83 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
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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