The Wren’s Nest in Atlanta’s West End is our final stop on our tour of Atlanta area historic homes. We didn’t get to all of them, including the Herndon Home, which no longer keeps regular visiting hours, but is available for tours by appointment.
I’d love to hear your your likes, dislikes, suggestions and ideas about historic tours around the area. If there are other tours or sites to visit, let me know in the comments.
Till then, our last home.
The Wren’s Nest
History: Ideas about Joel Chandler Harris and the “Uncle Remus” tales he published have evolved over time, but the author’s Queen Anne Victorian home in the West End has changed little since it became a house museum shortly after his death in 1908. The museum is now led by Harris’ great-great-great grandson, Decatur native Lain Shakespeare, and the site of a growing number of programs for children and teens.
Tour: Tours led by The Wren’s Nest’s guides can take about an hour, but with a story behind almost every artifact – gifts from readers, photos with presidents – they can go long. For families, there’s storytelling at 1 p.m. every Saturday.
Holiday offerings: From noon-4 p.m. Dec. 6, the Victorian Christmas Open House & Celebration of Joel Chandler Harris’ Birthday will include light refreshments and free storytelling.
Information: 1050 Ralph David Abernathy S.W., Atlanta. 404-753-7735, www.wrensnestonline.com.