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Address: 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310-1812
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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Remarkable History of Civil-War America, Atlanta, and an Amazing Writer!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Fruitland Park, Fl, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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.

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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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