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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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We chose Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center as our wedding venue October 2017. The staff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A M
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Emerson, Georgia
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Beautiful Historical Site

Reece was a local, internationally famous novelist, teacher, musician, and poet. His first-hand... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
flutie1999
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Warne, NC
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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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8552 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512-7638
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center as our wedding venue October 2017. The staff at the center were superb!!! They took time to answer all of our questions and to show us everything on the grounds. The staff went above and beyond...More

Thank A M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reece was a local, internationally famous novelist, teacher, musician, and poet. His first-hand perspective of Appalachia won him many awards. The site is a wonderful look into the near past of the area, and struggles of the local residents. A great place for kids and...More

Thank flutie1999
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We were pleased that the center facilities were fully available to enjoy on this Saturday in mid-April, before the tourist season got into full swing. We had stopped earlier in the week and the gift shop and all of the out buildings were locked up....More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

historical farm with gift shop & interpretive trail, gift shop carries locally hand crafted items; weddings can also be booked here

Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

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
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Keith J, Guest Relations Manager at Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

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

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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 30 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

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Keith J, Public Relations Manager at Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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

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Reviewed 31 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
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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
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Reviewed 18 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
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