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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
Stokesdale, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This attraction has been closed for sometime. There is still a great walking trail around some of the property with interesting historical info about the former grand country home. You can see the home from the trail. It was a gem in its day. Sorry mismanagement closed it forever.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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115 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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