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Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center

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A step back in time

I throughly enjoyed my visit to this site and actually turned it into a day of visiting places I... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Leigh M
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We chose Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center as our wedding venue October 2017. The staff... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Emerson, Georgia
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“his life”(3 reviews)
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...more
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8552 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512-7638
+1 706-745-2034
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

If you have never been on a farm might be ok but otherwise it is a vacant park with little to no interest... Sorry maybe the historical value maybe there for some but not us

1  Thank rittdw
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I throughly enjoyed my visit to this site and actually turned it into a day of visiting places I learned about here. Byron Herbert Reece was a poet that did not receive the acclaim he deserved while living. He worked hard as a farmer, barely...More

1  Thank Leigh M
Reviewed 25 June 2018 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

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

1  Thank flutie1999
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

2  Thank Road_Warrior32034
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
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

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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

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

1  Thank momabe
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

Thank gogirlga
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

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.

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