Wren's Nest

Wren's Nest, Atlanta: Hours, Address, Wren's Nest Reviews: 4.5/5

Wren's Nest
4.5
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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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Kerrie G
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany75 contributions
Total Waste of Time
Oct 2019
This house is only open on Sat. and Sunday. We carefully scoped out the days and times on the official website. We drove all the way there to find an empty parking lot and very dark house. We were there during the posted hours of operation. Despite the sign that says " Ring the Bell" no one answered. There was no sign, no nothing to indicate why the house was not open. We were very sorry to have wasted our time.
Written October 13, 2019
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Debbie R
Conyers, GA1 contribution
wasted trip
Mar 2019
Tripadvisor did not give all the details they did NOT say this place is only open Saturday and Sunday. The website let me book my tour for Tuesday March 19. I drove there only to find no one there. I had called tripadvisor to confirm the day I was going and they said it was fine.I had tried to call Wren nest no one answered or returned my call. Got there today no one there called wrens nest again they did answer and said Saturday and Sunday only. Tripadvisor still has not corrected their info. POOR customer service. wont use them again
Written March 19, 2019
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Ed K
Coeur d'Alene, ID33 contributions
A Must See !
Dec 2017 • Family
History, charm, fascinating, and all done is a very tasteful, respectful way. This is a great lesson in our common humanity. There is SO much history that just is not being taught anymore. We paid a little extra for a docent to tell a story for our grandkids and WOW - was it ever worth it! It made the whole visit. If you can do it and have the time, it is well worth it!
Written November 12, 2018
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Senior on the move
Atlanta, GA34 contributions
Fascinating story about Joel Chandler Harris
Jun 2018
I recently participated in a tour with a group that included the history of the famous author and home. The preservation of artifacts and this historical home was outstanding. I was disappointed that the story telling was not authentic. I highly recommend the tour to read all the information about Harris and his family. We need to be inspired
Written June 22, 2018
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Leigh M
Lawrenceville61 contributions
Atlanta 100 years ago.
Jun 2018
This is the home of Joel Chandler Harris who worked for The Atlanta Journal Constitution but also wrote the Uncle Remus stories. The tour guides explained that he wrote the stories the way people talked and preserved stories that would have otherwise been lost. Many of these stories were passed down through slaves. He grew up with black friends and heard the stories as he was growing up. Since so many people of color were unable to read or write, these stories would have been lost if he had not written them down.
Written June 18, 2018
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Regina M
60 contributions
Yesjazzmatters.org WOW! WoW! wow!
Jun 2018 • Friends
Attended concert last nite @ the historical Wren's Nest. Schedule is 3rd Friday June - Sept. Wow 6 acts 8p -1230am!!! Headliner (singer, actor) performed over 2 hrs nonstop! Acts ranged from good to excellent.
Bring chairs, food, any beverage or patronize food vendors. Admission is very affordable. Last nite was a FABULOUS DEAL. Tickets are $20 online or $25/ credit card only @ gate. No alcohol sold on premise. Table with cloth (for 10) is $30pp. Food is non included with ticket. (Separate even if you have a table.)
Sound quality is good. Landscaping probably supplements acoustics. Great visibility all round. Intimacy is created by landscaping. Ample shade trees lower temperature about 10 degrees. This also lens to a romantic date nite, girls nite, family friendly IF KIDS ARE USED TO THIS GENRE AND entertain themselves quietly. Ample space without crowding.
There is a large patio with approx 10 park benches. Great for those unable to physically walk & carry items... No ants or mosquitos.
Yard has minimal yellow lighting. Note grounds are unlevel - tree roots & leaves. Observed someone with walker navigating alone without fall. Take care. Load a flashlight app on cell or carry (on chair bag) for additional illumination for leaving when dark.
Bring a friend. Make friends. Crowd was mature, friendly, polite & diverse. Few college age folks were present. Winessed people pay it fwd @ gate & give away beer. Isn't this representative of jazz lovers?!
C u nxt x. Have added this to my event calendar. Get on the email list. Can not say enough great things about this program. Makes it great to live in ATL!!!!

Written June 16, 2018
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Olga F
Atlanta, GA119 contributions
ENJOY!
Oct 2017 • Family
We love this house tour, and reading time. Everyone will learn something about classical story uncle Remus, and Brer Rabbit.
Written March 5, 2018
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peggy d
Telluride, CO89 contributions
Breath from past
Dec 2016
This makes a nice twofer with Hammonds House, if you have time for both. It used to be racist. The efforts to keep it alive and transcend its racism may interest some folks
Written November 4, 2017
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somewhereingeorgia
Georgia888 contributions
Good tour of the inside of the house; property needs some TLC
Oct 2017 • Friends
I've been before and was disappointed that the museum was not in great shape. The grounds were unkept and sidewalks were in dire need of repair. The storyteller did not show and we left wondering if we might return at another time. Parking is limited but you can find curb parking across the street on Culberson Street SW.

Our guide for the museum was very knowledgable and interacted well with us. She was friendly and we enjoyed our time with her.
Written October 21, 2017
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John H
Melbourne, FL3 contributions
Why is this beautiful, historic home not in the Atlanta Tourist Guide?!
May 2017 • Couples
Wren's Nest is among the most beautiful surviving historic Southern homes. It has been meticulously preserved and maintained, and to visit is to travel back in time. However, it is a hidden gem, because you cannot find it in the Atlanta Tourist Guide. The house Manager (not the lovely elderly docent described elsewhere in these reviews) told me this was because "Mr. Harris was not well liked in his lifetime." This was contrary to everything I had read about Mr. Harris. He was a beloved author, folklorist, and linguist with an international reputation, and counted national figures Andrew Carnegie, Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain among his friends. I was surprised to hear such a remark inside Harris's own Wren's Nest from one of the caretakers of his memory. Political Correctness aside, Atlanta should be more proud of this beautiful property and add it to the City Tourist Guide.
Written May 26, 2017
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Wren's Nest is open:
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM