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Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center

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8552 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512-7638
+1 706-745-2034
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Nice family visit

We stopped in one day while they were open while vacationing in the area. We did notice a sign out... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LuvyaMore2000
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Elko, Georgia
travel back in time

Legendary Georgia writer and poet Byron Herbert Reece is remembered on this historical farm and... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
momabe
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Georgia
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Byron Herbert Reece was an award-winning poet and novelist who still saw his major life's calling to be tending his family's farm in a steep valley beside Wolf Creek in southern Appalachia. His farm has been beautifully preserved as a monument both to his literary achievements and to help people today learn about what life was like on a farm in the first half of the 20th century. Reece wrote: "From bits and shards in idle times I made these stories, shaped these rhymes May they engage some friendly tongue When I am past the reach of song." Many educational displays in the original farm buildings help guests understand the hardships and rewards of farm life in Appalachia.
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“the barn” (7 reviews)
“his life” (3 reviews)
“local history” (4 reviews)
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8552 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512-7638
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in one day while they were open while vacationing in the area. We did notice a sign out back by the creek that said to check in and pay any fees. When we finally went inside, we weren't asked to pay anything and...More

Thank LuvyaMore2000
Keith J, Guest Relations Manager at Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We apologize that the 'fee' signs are still up. The Reece Farm is now part of the Recreation Department facilities of Union County, so there are no fees for visits. There are only fees for uses such as meetings, weddings, etc. Thanks for stopping by,...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Legendary Georgia writer and poet Byron Herbert Reece is remembered on this historical farm and heritage park. Go back in time when these Appalachia mountains were isolated from the world. As a former student of Young Harris College, it is also a journey in time...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

My sister and I knew of Byron Herbert Reece from Young Harris College. He taught there before our time, but he was known by us. The farm, the film about his life, the main office is well set up with antiques and a collection from...More

Thank gogirlga
Keith J, Public Relations Manager at Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thanks for your review. The barn's exterior is essentially the same as in Reece's day, but the interior stalls have been slightly changed to accommodate the displays about life on a farm in the early to mid-20th century. As far as I know, Byron Herbert...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

We go to the Mater Festival at the Reece Farm every year and enjoy the live music tremendously. The pavilion is a great place to gather and enjoy food and music.

Thank pasha0672
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Interesting display of historic way of life. Walk through the displays and learn of life in the Appalachian mountains before modernization.

Thank Kris30512
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center is a great place to visit for one hour or a day! It is a great wedding venue with the perfect setting for a romantic day.

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We were on our way to Helen, Georgia and saw the sign for free admission and decided on impulse to stop. We were not familiar with Hub Reece and enjoyed learning about this Georgia poet. The displays in the outbuildings describing subsistence farming techniques along...More

Thank Kathy R
Keith J, Public Relations Manager at Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thanks for the nice review! Come again, and please tell your friends about your experience. Note that we're open Wednesdays through Sundays, and that we close for the winter months, but will reopen in March or April.

Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you're in the area, you need to stop & learn some history. It's a self guided walking tour. It's very interesting.

Thank Toni-n-Lou
Keith J, Public Relations Manager at Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thanks for coming by. At this time of the year, the 'history' is only the beginning...the leaves are beautiful, Wolf Creek tumbles noisily over the rocks, and the air will soon be crisp...

Reviewed 8 September 2016

To the unwary who arrive at the Reece Center expecting to encounter a museum, or a tribute to a person, it is very easy to leave dissatisfied. Not that these things are not present there, but more that it is missing the point. What is...More

1  Thank Blue-Eyes-Fam
Keith J, Public Relations Manager at Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Thank you for your very thoughtful review. Trip Advisor lets me choose from a limited number of 'role' titles, but my actual role is Chair of the Byron Herbert Reece Society. You are correct that such a museum/history/tribute would probably not have been possible in...More

Reviewed 19 August 2016

Great point of interest. Nice area to walk around, look around and bus it. Very nice pavilion for special events. Fireplace, tables, chairs etc. staff is very accommodating also. South of Blairsville.

Thank parrotale2
Keith J, Public Relations Manager at Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Thanks for the review. We appreciate reviews by visitors to the area, but local folks like you taking time to write means a lot to us. Let us know if we can be of service for an event, etc.

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