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Address: 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone Number: 404-753-7735
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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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Beauty for a Rainy Day

What a wonderful way for me to spend a rainy day! The home needs a bit of TLC, but what made the tour worth my time and money was the charming lady who conducted the tour. I am... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Catherine N
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Fruitland Park, Fl, United States
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Fruitland Park, Fl, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful way for me to spend a rainy day! The home needs a bit of TLC, but what made the tour worth my time and money was the charming lady who conducted the tour. I am not sure of her name, maybe Nanny, but she was in her mid 80's and was a charm. She told about the... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan your visit on a Saturday so you can listen to one of the story tellers onsite. Check the website for exact times.

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Thank Westgalady
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We made a trip to the home oh Joel Chandler Harris. It takes you back in time. Story telling and a tour is worth the trip. It's been preserved just as it is for a century. This is a must see and hear for children and old alike. The guides as excellent and very knowledgeable. Go see it.

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Thank Traveler2912
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Interesting tour of the house even if you aren't familiar with the Uncle Remus stories. Check the website and make sure to go when they have a professional storyteller present. That was the highlight of our trip.

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Thank 522travelbug522
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

The charming former home of author Joel Chandler Harris is a delight in many ways. Touring the house & hearing about the life of Joel Chandler Harris & his family is very interesting. However Storytelling with Mama Koku is an absolute delight. The performance by the highly talented & energetic Mama Koku had us in fits of laughter. She brought... More 

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Thank Maryanne M
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Celebration of a genteel southern white journalist's remake of old west African folk tales. Slightly less politically incorrect than Disney's "Song of the South".

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Thank MacArthur_42
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

It was okay, but not at all what I expected. The neighborhood was quite run down and not well kept. However, the museum was a learning experience.

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Thank David B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I took advantage of this museum for free museum day. I thought my 12yr old daughter would enjoy the storytelling. It was great and she was really into it. The house/museum tour was a little fast & some areas were inaccessible. We really wanted to see as much as possible. I don't necessarily see us having a need to go... More 

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Thank Anita C
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

If you like the Uncle Remus stories, then you must go to the house of the author who wrote the stories.

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Thank a f
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to the wren's nest as I had seen it on trip advisor and liked the idea of the folk story telling. The tour of the house was interesting but the story telling was definitely the best. I will be getting the books to read to my children down the line.

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