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Phoenix Flies: Wren’s Nest House Tours

March 7, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

The Wren’s Nest is the former home of Joel Chandler Harris author of the famous Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit tales. Harris lived in this Queen Anne Victorian home from 1881 to 1908 and penned many of the timeless stories on the front porch. Touring the Wren’s Nest will allow you to step back in time and enjoy a house tour.

This site is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Event Details
Saturday, March 7, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
This event is partially accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. For questions call 404-688-3353.
This event is appropriate for young preservationists over 10 years of age.

Venue Information
Wren’s Nest
Area of City: Southwest of Downtown
1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Parking is available in the gravel drive on the western side of the house.
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Preservation Partner
Wren’s Nest
By preserving the legacy of Joel Chandler Harris and the heritage of African American folklore through storytelling, tours, and student publishing, the Wren’s Nest serves as an educational resource for the community, the greater Atlanta area and visitors from around the globe.

About Phoenix Flies
The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites is returning for a 12th year! Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.

The Atlanta Preservation Center is the City’s private non-profit preservation organization. It was founded in 1979 to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy.


Atlanta Preservation Center
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Wren’s Nest
1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW
Atlanta, GA 30310 United States
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