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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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Beautiful Gardens

We actually visited Reynolda Gardens, which is a beautiful place. We love to come here and wander among the plants, especially the Rose Garden. They have many beautiful plants... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Statesville, North Carolina
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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We actually visited Reynolda Gardens, which is a beautiful place. We love to come here and wander among the plants, especially the Rose Garden. They have many beautiful plants and places to sit to take it in.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Reynolda is a lovely historic home formerly owned by the Reynolds family. The house itself is worth the trip. Add to that the stunning permanent collection as well as the traveling exhibits and you will have yourself a fine and uplifting afternoon. Many genres of art will be represented. After the house, you'll want to spend some time shopping in... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We loved seeing the lovely old home. The furnishings were all fantastic to look at...the owners had some good taste. We did not like the modern art sprinkled in amongst the old furnishings...somebody needs to re-visit their mission statement. Either they are a museum house or they are a catch-all collection of unfortunate art. So come...but ignore the "art" and... More 

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

Thank you for the review of your recent visit. Reynolda House is a unique experience, in that it is both an art museum and a historic house. Our mission is related to both: to preserve and interpret an American country home and a premier collection of American art. Some visitors find themselves more drawn to the history of the family... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This small museum house has a rotating exhibit in the addition that is usually pretty interesting but small enough not to be overpowering. The gardend and grounds are very nice and it makes a great place to walk the dog or take a picnic.

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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 Reynolda inside and out! Our grounds are enjoyable all year, and we are a favorite spot for dogs (and their walkers). Our next major exhibition is “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920” opening October 3, 2015. Hope to see you then! More 

Hartford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Enjoyed a custom tour with excellent docent talking about development of American furniture styles. Museum has beautiful representative pieces displayed in accurate settings. Accuracy and authentic presentation made the tour very special.

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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 custom tour with one of our docents. We are fortunate to have excellent volunteers equipped to share the stories behind the original furnishings and the family who lived at Reynolda. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

The history of the home and family were fascinating and the art was great. Loved the exhibit of chairs that was showing in the temporary exhibit space. The docent was very informative and eager to explain/answer questions about the family as well as artifacts. Great contribution the Reynolda family made to Winston Salem.

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

We love hearing your enjoyment of your recent visit to Reynolda. Thank you for your review! More 

Houma, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The staff at the Reynolda House was especially helpful and friendly. The audio tour gave wonderful insights into the life and times of the R.J. Reynolds family. It was a truly great experience.

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

Thank you for your glowing review of our staff and your visit. We strive to offer an exceptional visitor experience to all visitors and we are thrilled to know we met your expectations. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Reynolda House is about 150 miles from the more famous Biltmore Estate, and it's interesting how understated the Reynolda House is compared to the Asheville mansion (insofar as a 42-room house with its own bowling alley, shooting gallery and pipe organ can be "understated"). This "bungalow" style house is complete with most of the original furnishings that show what... 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 feedback about your recent visit! North Carolina has many great historic house attractions, and we appreciate when visitors make comparisons between Biltmore and Reynolda. Many visitors traveling through our state make stops at both. Our American art collection does rotate at least twice annually, and we strive to showcase as much of the... More 

Neenah, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I wasn't impressed with the museum website, fearing from the description that it would be just another old house museum hung with modestly significant art and no longer looking like a home. I was wrong. Yes, portions of the house have been modified to accommodate changing exhibits and a new gallery entrance, but even so the house represents a rare... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I strongly dislike when places won't let you take flashless photos. But it's really upsetting in such a nice place, since there were so many things to capture. Otherwise a really nice experience, worth about 90 minutes.

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

Thanks for taking time to share your concern. You aren’t the only visitor who has shared interest in taking photographs at the Museum. We heard you! Effective July 1, Reynolda House is modifying its photography policy to allow photography in two locations in the historic house: the Lake Porch overlooking the Lake Katharine Wetlands and in the 1937 Indoor Pool.... More 

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Address: 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
Phone Number: 888-663-1149
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem

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