Learn more about the Reece Heritage Farm here.
Click here for information on becoming a member of the Reece Society.
The grounds are open as a park. The Visitor Center is open Wednesday – Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Call 706-745-2034 for more information.
The Reece Heritage Farm is located 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.)
Here’s a map to the Farm as well as other places of importance to Byron Herbert Reece. If you’re using a GPS – the coordinates of the Farm are 34° 46′ 50.948″ N and 83° 54′ 34.953″ W. We’re still working on getting it into GPS tracking systems by name.
The development of this passive interpretive and docent led venue has been the most costly and time-consuming project of the Reece Society. Click here for the long term plans. Major accomplishments to date include:
A complete restoration of the main barn, making it ready for agricultural exhibits and the BHR Gallery & Theatre. In addition, the corn crib has been restored, and a smoke house, chicken coop, and spring house have been constructed.
The relocation of the Reece family house and its complete renovation, making of it a Welcome Center for the site. This Center houses a gift shop, rest room facilities, Reece Family Museum, office and meeting space, and storage areas.
The design and paving of the entrance and parking areas, providing adequate spaces for visitors’ vehicles.
A beautiful pedestrian bridge across Wolf Creek, joining the north and south portions of the 9.3 acres of the property.
The construction of a 2,620 square foot pavilion, capable of accommodating approximately 200 for meetings or 150 for meals. Click here to learn more about renting the Pavilion.
The restoration of the Reece writing studio, now located along the Poetry Trail Garden
The design and paving of the Poetry Trail Garden and the placement of six stone boulders inscribed with Reece poems.
Photos by Fleming Weaver, Byron McCombs and Debra March