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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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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".

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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79 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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".

Thank MacArthur_42
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5 reviews
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.

Thank David B
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3 reviews
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 

Thank Anita C
Atlanta, Georgia
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105 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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.

Thank a f
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank Phil A
Forsyth, Georgia
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67 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

You can go here and hear tales of Brer Rabbit, they have story tellers and a store onsite. This is a great place tyo go and kids will learn where The Tales Of Brer Rabbit came from

Thank LindaGale54
Orlando, Florida
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123 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

So very worth the drive to go on Saturday at 1pm and hear the storyteller weave the tales of B'rer Rabbit and B'rer Fox. The home is nicely done in period pieces and have obtained many original family items. Go and have a "zippiity do da" afternoon.

1 Thank FiveGsplus9
Atlanta, Georgia
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122 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is the perfect girlfriend excursion in Atlanta. I went with two friends and we had a delightful tour. We arrived at opening time on a cold winter morning and were the only visitors there. We were treated to a very personalized tour by docent, Nanny. She was full of personal anecdotes about the family and the house. We learned... More 

4 Thank CarolyninAtlanta
Clinton, Tennessee
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81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Wren's Nest is a delightful stop in Atlanta. The home of Joel Chandler Harris and "Uncle Remus" is full of stories and tales of the Old South. Nanny was our guide and a major reason to recommend the stop. Her knowledge of the family and the visitors to the Wren's Nest bring it to life. Some of the actual... More 

5 Thank S K
Atlanta, GA
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92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The Wren's Nest has been beautifully preserved/restored. The lower floor of the home is the only area open to tours, but the docents are very knowledgeable about the life and works of Joel Chandler Harris. The visit itself won't necessarily take long--and hour or so will do, but be sure to plan your trip around 1pm on Saturday so you... More 

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