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Reynolda House Museum of American Art

2250 Reynolda Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
888-663-1149
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Discover Reynolda House, the centerpiece of the Reynolda Historic District in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Explore the restored 1917 mansion of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Greenville, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The basement alone is worth the admission (free to Veterans with IDs) for it's playfulness. Art on the walls is a must see. So is the organ works (upstairs). Plan on two hours to do it justice.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Upon visiting the museum we viewed the orientation video and read the timeline board. That was a great introduction to the museum. We requested the guided tour with the headphones and was very happy we did. Each room was identified and the history explained very well. The furnishings are all original to the home and very carefully preserved. This is... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The mansion of the founder of the Reynolds tobacco company has been preserved with many of the original furnishings as well as a carefully collected group of masterpieces by American artists from the 18th -20th century.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Reynolda is simply like walking into a dream. The turn of the century Bungalow Style Mansion is like something out of a novel, from the breeze- way hallways in the main room, to the sweeping staircases,the wrought iron accents, the antique furniture, and the brilliant artwork lining every wall, Reynolda house is always on our list of destinations for friends... More

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Lexington, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Reynolda House is the beautiful country estate of the RJ Reynolds family. I have been here many times for various exhibits but I think the best time for a visit is at Christmas time. The house is decorated to the max and the guided tours are very informative. The history of the Reynolds family is interesting in itself, coupled with... More

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boston
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Can't speak highly enough of Reynolda House and the gardens. Great home with amazing collection and the gardens are spectacular. Not to mention the shopping that is oh-so-close-by.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What was once the gracious country home of an American Industrialist and his family now welcomes all to see the house, its furnishings, period clothing and the outstanding permanent collection of American art. The collection includes painting and sculptures by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Georgia O'Keefe and Grant Wood and others. Along with the permanent collection are temporary exhibitions and... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I were taken by the beautiful grounds and the "simplicity" of such an enormous house. Although the house tour could stand on its own, the rooms are filled with great American art pieces by various artists that most of us non-artsy people would know including Remington, Cassatt, Homer and Wood, among several others. We would highly recommend... More

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Miami
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42 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

For an overall view of what Reynolda was all about one must start here and progress on to Reynolda Village and Wake Forrest University. The tour begins with a short video in the visitors entrance before continuing on your self guided tour of this tri-level home. Each guest receives an informational audio device to listen to at various points of... More

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Hudson, NC
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The property is gorgeous, the house is beautifully maintained, but something is missing and that is even a fraction of news about the dysfunctional family who lived within. The audio tour is devoid of anything controversial beyond stating that one of the sons died mysteriously ( in the house). There were staffers scattered throughout the house but none spoke to... More

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