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Address: 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310-1812
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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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Interesting history.

This is an old house where Joe Chandler Harris grew up. He was famous for the Uncle Remus stories. The story time on Saturday afternoon is really great. Good story teller... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2017
Walnut Hill, Florida
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Walnut Hill, Florida
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

This is an old house where Joe Chandler Harris grew up. He was famous for the Uncle Remus stories. The story time on Saturday afternoon is really great. Good story teller. Children love it.

Thank firetater
Pembroke, Georgia, United States
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

My wife and I visited the Wren's Nest several years ago and decided it was worthy going again. We were not disappointed. The house itself if magnificent and the tour is a great glimpse into the past. The tour is only about an hour but is well worth the small fee

Thank Gary R
Chicago, Illinois
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2,743 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,764 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

I remember the days of old-time radio, before I was introduced to a small black-and-white television set and Kukla, Fran and Ollie. I still recall some of the most popular shows...Uncle Remus, Tennessee Jed, the Lone Ranger, Red Ryder. How often did you walk down the street singing "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah?" It really was a wonderful day, wasn't it? So imagine my... More 

Thank Taylor B
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,039 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

former home og creator of uncle remus tales joel chandler harris.. historical, informative and interesting we enjoyed the visit and tour.

Thank Bbqman3341
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016

This place is a GEM, located in the heart of Atlanta. We made it just in time for the story-telling and the last tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the house, family, writer, and the era of the Civil War. Jeri McWilliams was an amazing docent, and I learned so much about the writer and his family &... More 

Thank IDavid Y
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

A real inside look of the life and times of Joel Chandler Harris - creator of the Uncle Remus tales of Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox, and Tar Baby. Wrens Nest was the home of the Harris family. The narrative tour gives you in-depth and interesting information on Harris. The Wren's Nest is the oldest house museum in Atlanta.

Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a most interesting attraction, slightly off the main stream but well worth the trip. The guides and storyteller were extremely knowledgeable contributing to the experience.

Thank nwflhusker
Fruitland Park, Fl, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 157 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016

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

1 Thank Westgalady
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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