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Reynolda House Museum of American Art

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Address: 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
Phone Number: 888-663-1149
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Description: 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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An Interesting House with an Interesting History

My wife and I visited Winston-Salem in February for a day of sightseeing. We visited the Reynolda House and Museum as part of our trip. We found the history of the Reynolds very... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife and I visited Winston-Salem in February for a day of sightseeing. We visited the Reynolda House and Museum as part of our trip. We found the history of the Reynolds very interesting in that R.J. Reynolds and his wife were extremely progressive for the time in the southeast for the treatment of their workers. The house was interesting,... More 

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Winston Salem, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Imagine enjoying art in a gallery that is INSIDE a palatial home originally inhabited by rich aristocrats... that is Reynolda House! The new gallery they have build is awesome and the grounds are equally pleasurable. Staff are truly informed and caring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful gardens, lovely decor, and the history of the tobacco giant's Reynolds family estate. Free and open to the public.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The just-opened George Catlin exhibit at Reynolda House Museum of American Art is both educational and fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

From the squash court and tricked-out Deco bar in the basement to the working organ pipes in the attic, Reynolda House offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the 1 percenters of another era. Visitors are able to wander through most of the home and learn much about tobacco magnate RJ Reynolds and wife Katherine, who presided over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wonderful to have the "right" employer so we got in free! Thanks. Gracious and helpful staff!! Lots of interesting items. Special exhibits are always worth seeing. A treasure.

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ReynoldaHouse, Front Office Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit and we hope you will return. More 

Davidson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We loved Reynolda House. It's a fun two-hour excursion that's worth the trip. The staff's love for the home was truly infectious. They were so nice and knowledgable that it made the trip even better. Plus, we'll go back for their new installments. It was a great visit!

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ReynoldaHouse, Front Office Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

We are so glad to know you enjoyed your visit and that you come frequently. "George Catlin’s American Buffalo" will open Friday, February 13 and hope to see you soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The self guided tour is relaxing and you can admire the art collections as well as the furnishings. However, The staff were not friendly nor informative. The story of the butler and his college educated wife who worked as a cook made me very sad.

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ReynoldaHouse, Front Office Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share about your experience. We always strive to ensure visitors feel welcome and have an enjoyable experience. We hope if you are able to return in the future you will find the staff to be informative and friendly. More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Owned by Reynolds of the Tobacco empire, this house/Museum shows how he lived and the art he collected. Church,Cole,Copley,Calder, Remington and Bierstadt are some of the artist on display. The house is as it was when he lived in it. Most of the rooms are furnished and open for viewing. Don't miss the introduction movie in the lobby.

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ReynoldaHouse, Front Office Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed all of the wonderful treasures we have at Reynolda. Thank you for taking time to share. More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This attraction was a wonderful opportunity to walk through and appreciate a clever architectural gem carefully preserved. It represents a time gone by that only the very well off were able to enjoy. The thoughtfulness in the design of the home and the great collection of clothes and toys from the era give visitors a real sense of the time... More 

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