The Reece Heritage Farm is located in Union County, Georgia, just south of Blairsville. The home of acclaimed poet and novelist Byron Herbert Reece, the Farm is a place to learn about the man, to learn about rural life in Appalachia in the mid-20th century, and a place to enjoy the beauty of Wolf Creek and the surrounding mountains.
The Reece Heritage Farm is open April through November. The property is open daily, and the Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 to 4. Call 706-745-2034 for more information.
The Reece Heritage Farm is on US 129 a mile north of Vogel State Park has wonderful displays, authentic farm buildings and equipment, and offers self-guided tours via an app available from iTunes or Google Play. And best of all, there are NO ADMISSION FEES! (Facility rental fees for groups or weddings still apply.)
The Farm consists of a Visitor’s Center, Poetry Trail Garden, Reece’s writing studio, the Main Barn which houses the Farm exhibits and the Reece Gallery, the Corn Crib, the Chicken House, the Smokehouse and the Spring House. State of the art exhibits tell the story of the small farmer in Appalachia, showing the tools and methods used to grow food to feed the family. Reece and farming are linked, both in his way of life and in the rhythm of his words on the page.
The Reece Ramble – a driving guide with poetry – will lead you through the sites important to Byron Herbert Reece and his rural community.
Also on the site are a pavilion available to rent for weddings and other events, picnic tables and the beautiful Wolf Creek. You can learn more about the Farm with our free app, available on Google Play and on iTunes.
The Reece Heritage Farm is one of the main projects of the Byron Herbert Reece Society. Learn more about the Society here