Uncle Remus Museum

Eatonton
Historic Heartland

Uncle Remus Museum

Uncle Remus Museum

214 Oak Street
Eatonton, GA 31024

706-485-6856

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Visit the Uncle Remus Museum at Turner Park and gather around the fireside for the adventurous tales of Brer Rabbit, and learn about the life and writing of Joel Chandler Harris. Turner Park, site of the museum, was a part of the original home place of Joseph Sidney Turner, the "Little Boy" in the tales of Uncle Remus. The museum is a log cabin made from two original Putnam County slave cabins. The buildings are similar to the one occupied by Uncle Remus, the lovable character made famous by Mr. Harris. Shadow boxes containing delicate wood carvings of "de critters" capture the other world of Uncle Remus. The focal point of the cabin is a large portrait of Uncle Remus and the Little Boy.

The Joseph Addison Turner Library/Office Wing replicates the lifestyle of Joseph Addison Turner. While working at Turnwold, Turner's plantation, Harris befriended elderly slaves George Terrell and "Old Herbert" who passed on to him the tales of Brer Rabbit and the other critters in the Briarpatch.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults (13+) $4

    Children (5 and under) Free

    Children (5-12) accompanied with an adult $2

    Family rate (up to 5 members) $12

    Seniors and Students w/ ID $3

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

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