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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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A worthy tour

Reynolda House is an interesting look at the life of RJ Reynolds and his family. The audio tour is very informative and the house is beautiful and well maintained. Unfortunately... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Reynolda House is an interesting look at the life of RJ Reynolds and his family. The audio tour is very informative and the house is beautiful and well maintained. Unfortunately we just missed the Ansel Adams exhibition and the next one, on Grant Wood, wasn't open yet. But even without the special exhibit, the house and gardens are a nice... More 

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ReynoldaHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your enjoyment of your recent visit. Our staff is continually working to maintain the Estate as we approach our centennial in 2017. Our next exhibition, “Grant Wood and the American Farm,” opens September 9, 2016, and we hope you will come to see it. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The home comes alive with the audio tour and the film that they suggest before you start the tour gives you some real insights into both the family and how they used the home.

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ReynoldaHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Our staff is very intentional about how to help visitors start their tour, and we are glad you took advantage of the orientation video. It’s a great way to begin your Reynolda experience. More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I love Reynolda House and have been there many times. The history and art are wonderful for all ages. My son has grown up coming to Reynolda and always is game for cool exhibits, community days, or movies on the lawn. It is worth the admission to take a guided tour at least once. In the attached Reynolda Village you... More 

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ReynoldaHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing we shouldn’t be missed! It makes us happy to hear that your son has grown up with Reynolda experiences. Be sure to visit our website so you can make plans to attend more upcoming events, reynoldahouse.org. Hope to see you soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Have made numerous trips here when visiting WS. The property and gardens are very nice. There are also several large fields (meadows) with rolling hills. Beautiful walking/strolling through the gardens and meadows. Or you can do a little more ambitious hiking along the paths behind me he meadows along streams and ponds. Iota of small wildlife. Shady and cooler in... More 

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ReynoldaHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your enjoyment of our spacious grounds, and we hope you will continue to come when visiting Winston-Salem. A landscape restoration project completed in May now provides even better connection between the trails of the estate. See you again soon! More 

Cary, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We were there in July 2016 to see the Ansel Adams exhibit and it was wonderful. There is so much information about the Reynolda House and the Reynolds family. I enjoyed walking through the home and gardens and I have to say I enjoyed my experience more than at Biltmore. Reynolda is not as grandiose and it was nice to... More 

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ReynoldaHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

We are glad you were able to experience Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light, our highest attended exhibition in Museum history. Katharine Reynolds’s vision for this estate is still evident today, and we’re honored to share it with visitors like you. More 

Lewisville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I have been a fan of Reynolda House for 40 years. When I attended Wake Forest I had a class that met in the dairy barn. As I became more familiar with the history of Reynolda House and the surrounding farm and gardens I became even more intrigued with the ideas and actions that created the house and surrounds. Major... More 

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ReynoldaHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Your review of your recent visit is inclusive of what you can experience when you spend the day on the Reynolda Estate, and just what we hope others will do. Thank you for taking time to reflect about the 40 years you have been a fan! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

A very nice lady at the Old Salem Visitor Center recommended Reynolda House Museum of American Art. My husband & I ventured out 95 degrees on a humid day, we appreciated quite a history lesson. Reynolds American had a large group of their sales staff touring Reynolda House - we learned from a pleasant and informative guide this tour is... More 

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ReynoldaHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Old Salem is a great partner with us in helping ensure visitors to Winston-Salem see all that is possible during the time they are here, and we are glad you made it to Reynolda! Thank you for coming to Winston-Salem, and for making both Old Salem and Reynolda part of your experience. More 

Eagle, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Was there for an all too short visit of this beautiful and historic museum! The guided tour helped us learn so much colorful and fun history about this part of the country and the family who built the house and once lived there. The new wing houses an auditorium for special events and lectures as well as contemporary exhibit halls.... More 

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ReynoldaHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

This is what we strive for with the visitor experience, and you have made us realize we are on the right path. Thank you for taking time to share, and please plan to spend longer with us the next time you come if your travels bring you back our way. More 

Williamsburg, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Really nice seeing first-class American art in a private home setting. The collection was surprising - Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Grant Wood - some really good stuff here! We were limited on time, so we just saw the house and the Ansel Adams exhibit, which was wonderful. I learned a lot about him, and especially enjoyed the... More 

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ReynoldaHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

We do consider ourselves a “gem,” and thank you for describing us as such! We hope you will plan a return visit so you can spend all day on the estate! . More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Please take time to savor all aspects of Reynolda. The house tour and art gallery are excellent. Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village surround this beautiful bungalow style home of the Reynolds family. School age children will enjoy seeing how this family lived - complete with indoor pool, private shooting gallery and bowling alley to name a few delights along the... More 

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ReynoldaHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write such a thorough review of your recent visit and share with others what a wonderful experience the Reynolda Estate is for a day! We do want to clarify that while there are a lot of stairs throughout the historic house, all floors of the Museum are accessible by elevator, and wheelchairs are available... More 

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