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Reynolda House Museum of American Art

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Address: 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
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Discover Reynolda House, the centerpiece of the Reynolda Historic District...

Discover Reynolda House, the centerpiece of the Reynolda Historic District in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Explore the restored 1917 mansion of Katharine and R.J. Reynolds. An orientation video, oral history kiosk and audio tours, included in your admission fee, provide a unique window into the family and the life they lived. Enjoy masterpieces of American art and special exhibitions in both the historic house and the museum's new exhibition wing. Shop and dine in Historic Reynolda Village. Then, stroll the formal gardens, greenhouses and woodland walking trails of Reynolda Gardens. The Wake Forest University campus, adjacent to Reynolda, is accessible by walking trail or by car.

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I was disappointed with the Christmas decorations but the house is so awesome, I guess it doesn't need much embellishment. Be sure to get the talking narrative. The recorder is... read more

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Savage, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed with the Christmas decorations but the house is so awesome, I guess it doesn't need much embellishment. Be sure to get the talking narrative. The recorder is FREE but remember to read the panels, too, as the information is different than what you are hearing. Look for the Wedgewood fireplace mantel. It is lime green instead of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to visit on January 3 and found the door locked. Too bad that the website doesn't mention that the house is closed the entire month of January!

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WINSTON SALEM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always delightful to visit the "modern" art collection at Reynolda House and step through into the wealth and grandeur of this creation of RJ Reynold's from the early 1900's. Reynolda House was built at the beginning of the 20th century. It includes furnishings and personal objects of the Reynolds family. Wake Forest University now oversees the house, grounds and art... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a beautiful place to visit. There was a photographic exhibit going on that was the reason we visited, but the house and gardens are worth the trip.

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live just outside Winston Salem and have visited Reynolda House several times before but never for a Christmas tour. This year we took the holiday tour and found it absolutely wonderful. The guide was fantastic and the individuals in period dress portraying individuals that worked in the Reynolda House around 1918 were spectacular. Would highly recommend this tour next... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a few hours to spare on a recent trip and were so glad we chose to visit Reynolda House and Museum. The featured exhibit of Grant Wood and other artists who rendered life of the farm community was quite well done. The self-guided tour of the house answered many questions about the Reynolds family from RJ to the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my two boys, ages 15 and 11. They are very well mannered and accustomed to visiting historical places like Mount Vernon, Biltmore Estate, etc. Went a few days after Christmas- very surprised to see it wasn't crowded. Paid the admission, and was told twice that my small leather purse (which can be worn as a backpack) must not be... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so very impressive, I can't say enough about it. It was the highlight of our trip to Winston-Salem. The house is so beautiful and it's history is even more interesting. The RJ Reynolds family home was a dream place. The home was so massive and perfect in design. It was elegant, but yet comfortable with a family... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would most certainly give this a higher review based on its interesting history and beauty (loved the gardens), but the demeanor of the docents made it pretty unpleasant. The intro film gave a good overview of the history. The property wais lovely. A walking guide or self tour guide wasn't available, or at least not offered, which would have... More 

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Winston-Salem, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished the Grant Wood exhibit, and continue to be amazed and impressed with the quality of exhibits as well as the prices, not just if our membership, but the generous free admission for students. I see no better museum value anywhere, plus the opportunity to wow guests with a tour of Reynolda House.

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