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Chinqua Penn Plantation

2138 Wentworth Street, Reidsville, NC 27320
(336) 349-4576
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Reidsville
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Castles
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English first
Burlington, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Saw on the news ... Stripped of antiques .. Property is for sale!!! Unless your buying it is NO LONGER A PLACE OF INTEREST.. Very sad to report this :(

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Triad, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

...little waterfall on the property. ---a little lake on the property. ---an area where the family used to chillax next to the lake ---btw their lake fared much better than the richer, more pretentious rj Reynolds family lake in Winston ---woods ----trees ---and old moonshine still ----okay, not really a still ----pump house ----other hikers ----the family bbq pt where... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Chinqua-Penn Plantation is an English manor house near Reidsville built in the early twentieth century by mavens Betsy and Jeff Penn. In its glory days, the house was stuffed to the ceiling with the loot of the world, acquired by the Penns in extensive travels. After their deaths, CPP was bequeathed to the University of NC system, which could not... More

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Hedgesville, West Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Unfortunately, Chinqua Penn Plantation is no longer there. It was bought with the intentions to continue its grandness, among other personal reasons, but the new owner had to file bankruptcy and all furnishings, etc are gone. There are no longer any tours so a trip there would sadly be wasted. So a rating of one is given.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

out in the middle of reidsville, nc sits this home that frankly is not worth seeing - ....at one time it may have been something -but today - shut it down.

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Greensboro NC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We had a lot of fun touring the house and grounds. The funiture collection is AMAZING. Check the website though, because I have heard its no longer open to the public

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Beautiful property with all factual and historical antiques on the property. The house is amazing. The grounds are very well kept and gorgeous.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I enjoyed touring here so much, the house was quite elegant, and the tour guides were so knowledgeble about the history of the furnature and paintings and made it very interesting. They had great items in the gift shop too .. oh yes! :)

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Piedmont of NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I had always wanted to go and I found out this might be my last chance. Absolutely beautiful. I hope that they find a way to keep it a tourist attraction

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Burlington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We have lvoe Chinqua Penn for decades. This visit was very sad as the house and grounds were unkemp and showed all the signs of neglect. The tour guide was very poor, commenting on the new owner's added pieces rather than the treasures of the Penns. It is only loyalty to the plantation's fine past that led me to give... More

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