Wren's Nest House Museum
Atlanta GA 30310
- Sat: 10am-3pm
- Sun: 10am-3pm
The former home of author Joel Chandler, the Wren's Nest House Museum, is an Atlanta destination that appeals to kids and delights adults too. The preserved house and its museum earned a place in Atlanta and national history, prompting the National Park Service to put the restored Victorian-style house on the National Register of Historic Places in 1962.
Best and worst time go to the Wren's Nest House Museum
Saturday is the best time to visit the Wren's House. Normally scheduled at 1 p.m., unless you visit with a group, this is the only time that you can enjoy the storytellers' recitals of the Uncle Remus stories made famous by Joel Chandler Harris.
Must see/do at the Wren's Nest House Museum
Immerse yourself in the details of life during the early 20th century by viewing the meticulously preserved furnishings and memorabilia in Joel Chandler's bedroom. Visit the Wren's House gift shop to buy CDs of Uncle Remus stories. Enjoy the landscaped gardens and the houses that Harris built on the grounds for his children during your visit.
Admission to the Wren's Nest House Museum
The Wren's House admission fees vary by age, with children's admission closer to $5, and adult admission closer to $10. Seniors receive discounted admission prices. Group admission prices are negotiated, depending on the group size.
Parking and public transportation Wren's Nest House Museum
The Wren's Nest has free public parking on the property. The closest MARTA public transportation train stop is the West End Station on the North-South line. Take the 71 Cascade Road bus from the station to the Wren's House.
Food at the Wren's Nest House Museum
The Wren's House does not have a restaurant. Visitors have a choice of traditional Southern cooking or vegetarian cuisine restaurants and fast food chains in the neighborhood.
Insider tip for visitors to Wren's Nest House Museum
The Wren's House has free admission at least once a year when it participates in Atlanta's Phoenix Flies tour program. Visitors who enjoy art can buy discounted admission packages for the Wren's Nest and the nearby Hammond's House art museum.
Author's bio: Carol has lived in Atlanta for 35 years. She has published travel articles in "Diamond" magazine, Arizona Central, USA Today and other websites.