Escape the Nest
You’re invited to an evening cocktail party at The Wren’s Nest, in West End, Atlanta. But be forewarned: Joel Chandler Harris, the previous owner of the house, is a notorious prankster! Famous for his Brer Rabbit stories, Harris is arguably just as tricky as his beloved character. His ghost treads through the house looking for his next prank victim, locking doors behind his guests and only letting them out if they can solve his clues. Are you up for the challenge?
Escape the Nest is based on the popular escape room game model. In this interactive game, groups of guests must work together to solve puzzles and riddles, finding codes that open a series of locks until they ultimately find the key to the exit. At The Wren’s Nest, our guests play within Georgia’s oldest historic house museum. The Queen Anne Victorian style house creates an ambience that will make guests feel as they’re playing a real-life game of Clue.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
We recommend guests be at least 14 years old (but you know your child best – If you think this is something your younger child would enjoy participating in, they are welcome to join!).
What are my transportation and parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free parking on-site at The Wren’s Nest and free and available in the lot on the SW corner of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and Lawton Dr.
The West End Marta Station is a short 15 minute walk to The Wren’s Nest, with sidewalks along the way.
Uber or Lyft!
How much are tickets?
Tickets are $26 each. You can also purchase a beverage online at a discounted rate of $4.
How can I buy tickets?
On the Escape the Nest Eventbrite page.
How many time slots are available each day?
There are 4 time slots that start on the hour from 4 PM until 8 PM.
How many people can participate in each time slot?
The maximum number of participants per game is 10.
Can I sign up by myself or do I need to come with a group?
You do not have to sign up as a group. You can buy a single ticket and join with other participants in the same time slot.
How hard is the game?
The game does challenge the players. However, you can choose whether you would like to have extra helpful hints to solve the game or you can play without them for more of a challenge.
What if we need help?
There is a Wren’s Nest staff member or volunteer in each game, who moderates play to ensure the safety of historic objects not in play and provides hints to players as needed (the number of hints available per game depends on the level of difficulty you choose).
How long is the game?
The game runs for 45 minutes. But you are welcome to stay after to tour the house and enjoy a beverage and snacks available for purchase!
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Meredith Deeley, Curator of Education