We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A piece of Appalachian history”

Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center
Ranked #14 of 31 things to do in Blairsville
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Blairsville, Georgia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A piece of Appalachian history”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

A pleasant and very informative view of life in rural America on a small farm at the turn of the 20th century. Interesting story of the life of poet / farmer Byron Reece. Well presented replicas of farm buildings with authentic tools give visitors an idea of how hard life was and yet how beautiful it was, through Reece's own words.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Cheryl M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Keith J, Public Relations Manager at Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, responded to this review, 21 April 2015
Thanks so much for your review! I apologize that it has taken us this long to respond, but we members of the volunteer organization, the Byron Herbert Reece Society, are learning about social media as we go along! Cheryl, I do want to correct one minor discrepancy in your review. All of the major buildings on the Reece Farm are original buildings (except the pavilion.) Even the visitors' center is the house Reece built for his parents, just moved and renovated. The barn is Reece's barn, just slightly remodeled to add stairs to the hayloft and to provide space for the interactive displays. Again, thanks for your visit and review. We hope you'll come back to see us again, especially to the Mountain Gardens Day on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

27 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    17
    8
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Florida
Level Contributor
69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Historical Information”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

This is a new attraction in Union County. It is very well done and includes a lot of information about the early days in the mountains. The barn has all kinds of exhibits showing how the early settlers lived and worked. A lot of Byron Reece information is displayed. The Farm is very clean and well kept. My daughter and granddaughters really liked the visit.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank David1975AA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Keith J, Public Relations Manager at Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, responded to this review, 21 April 2015
Thanks so much for your review! I apologize that it has taken us this long to respond, but we members of the volunteer organization, the Byron Herbert Reece Society, are learning about social media as we go along! We hope you'll come back to see us again, especially to the Mountain Gardens Day on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center also viewed

 

Been to Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing