THE UNCLE REMUS MUSEUM is located in Turner Park, three blocks
south of the courthouse on Highway 441 in Eatonton, Georgia,
birthplace of Joel Chandler Harris.
The museum is a log cabin made from two original Putnam County
slave cabins. The building is similar to the one occupied by
Uncle Remus, the lovable character made famous by Mr. Harris.
Colorful scenes in each of the windows depict the countryside
of a southern plantation during the ante-bellum days. 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.
A fireplace surrounded by mementos of the era occupy one end of
the cabin. Evidences of the close affectionate relationship
between the old man and his little friend are scattered about
the fireside. Articles are authentic as to time and are
mentioned in the stories.
First editions of many of Mr. Harris' works and numerous
articles of interest occupy a counter near the center of the
museum. Uncle Remus books and souvenirs can be purchased.
Turner Park, site of the museum, has been acquired by the organization.
It was a part of the original home place of Joseph Sidney
Turner, the "Little Boy" in the tales of Uncle Remus.
The museum is open daily 10 - 5. (Closed one hour for lunch).
Sunday hours are from 2 - 5.
Closed Tuesdays from November through March.