Uncle Remus Museum

Location

214 S. Oak St.
Eatonton GA 31024

Rates

  • Adults (13+): $5
  • Children (5-12) accompanied with an adult: $3
  • Seniors and Students w/ ID: $4
  • Children (5 and under): $0.00
  • Family rate (up to 5 members): $15

Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Sunday : 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Social

Brer Bear sculpture in Turner Park
Uncle Remus docent with Brer Fox sculpture in Turner Park
Guests enjoy taking pictures with the Brer Rabbit sculpture in Turner Park
Miss Georgia giving one of her famous readings of the Uncle Remus Tales

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.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group Rates Available
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible (Limited)