$8 for Two Admissions to Wren's Nest House Museum (Up to $16 Value)

Wren's Nest House Museum West End

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peggy d November 4, 2017
"Breath from past"
This makes a nice twofer with Hammonds House, if you have time for both. It used to be racist. The efforts to keep it alive and transcend its racism may interest some folks
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Westgalady October 21, 2017
"Good tour of the inside of the house; property needs some TLC"
I've been before and was disappointed that the museum was not in great shape. The grounds were unkept and sidewalks were in dire need of repair. The storyteller did not show and we left wondering if we might return at another time. Parking is limited but you can find curb parking across... Read More
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Jakdaws May 26, 2017
"Why is this beautiful, historic home not in the Atlanta Tourist Guide?!"
Wren's Nest is among the most beautiful surviving historic Southern homes. It has been meticulously preserved and maintained, and to visit is to travel back in time. However, it is a hidden gem, because you cannot find it in the Atlanta Tourist Guide. The house Manager (not the lovely el... Read More

What You'll Get


A house says a lot about its owner, as evidenced by Galileo’s solar-system bed sheets and Lincoln’s vast collection of presidential action figures. Take a peek inside the mind of a historic figure with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two admissions to the Wren's Nest House Museum in West End (up to a $16 value).

Since opening in 1913, the Wren's Nest has dedicated its decades to preserving the literary, journalistic, and storytelling contributions of Joel Chandler Harris. Credited with using his position as associate editor of the Atlanta Constitution to advocate for racial reconciliation during the turbulent years after the Civil War, Harris also brandished the popular pen. His stories recorded and preserved African-American and Southern oral-folk narratives, telling the tales of characters including crafty Brer Rabbit and fabling Uncle Remus. Visitors in search of these well-spun yarns can listen to the museum's tale-weavers during Storytelling Saturdays, learning lively traditional lessons about friendship, honor, and not getting tricked out of apple pie by wily mailmen. Adopt your own narrative from the on-site gift shop containing work by both Harris and the museum's contemporary publishing wing.

History buffs can explore 10 nooks and 12 crannies of Reconstruction-era grandeur in Harris' Queen Anne Victorian mansion, marveling at the intact furniture and decorative accoutrements found in the author's bedroom or trying on period mustache wigs in the mansion's lavatory. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, the Wren's Nest continues to harbor its namesake avian tenants, with the nesting mailbox wrens providing rustic charm and reduced postage rates with their courier service.

The museum is open 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday. Call ahead to schedule your tour.

Reviews

Four Yelpers and six Google Mappers give the Wren's Nest House Museum a perfect five-star average. It also has more than 1,400 Facebook fans:

  • The staff is young, smart and interested in finding JCH's place in modern Atlanta – JWAIII, Google Maps
  • Believe me, there is more to this place than you ever would imagine. Do yourself a favor and check out this West End gem. – Starr D., Yelp

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Aug 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required; subject to availability. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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