• Uncle Remus Museum - Eatonton, Georgia

      Photo by Harry Kline
      If you were born after 1980, you might not even know about the Uncle Remus Tales of Joel Chandler Harris, (1845-1908) Here, near his birthplace, is a museum that recreates the wonderful children's stories that Harris learned from slaves and later wrote down from memory as told by a fictional Uncle Remus. Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear romped through the Old South to delight children. During the 1960's and 1970's, racism became anathema, and most of the tales, which Walt Disney had merged to make the film, Song of the South, were all but banned. Disney himself pulled the movie and it has never been shown since then. This museum is a great way to introduce today's youngsters to the classic tales, some of which were the germ of the ever-popular Coyote and Roadrunner cartoons.

      If you go:
      Visit the website and call ahead for hours to visit, as Eatonton is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the time to visit.


      214 S. Oak Street
      Eatonton, Georgia 31024 USA

      Mailing address:
      Uncle Remus Museum
      214 S. Oak Street
      Eatonton, GA 31024 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Uncle Remus Museum
      +1 (706) 485-6856