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Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Address: 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
Phone Number: 888-663-1149
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Discover Reynolda House, the centerpiece of the Reynolda Historic District in Winston-Salem, North...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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.

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Davidson, North Carolina
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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Lumberton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You will enjoy this beautiful home at your own pace with a self-guided tour but there are folks stationed throughout to give your additional information or to answer questions. The grounds are just as beautiful and the village is exciting to explore. Definitely worth a morning or afternoon while in Winston-Salem, NC!

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Senior Contributor
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Reynolda House, the former home of R.J. Reynolds, is a wonderful treasure with something sure to suit everyone's interest. It houses an art collection as well as visiting art exhibits. The grounds are beautiful and there a unique shops and restaurants on there as well. It is truly a "must see" when you are visiting the area.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was our first stop celebrating our anniversary at 10am and there was nobody around which was perfect (by the way it was on a Wednesday). We had the entire museum to ourselves and was not rushed at all. The museum at the time had a Chair exhibit which was great and displayed chairs from the 1880's to modern day.... More 

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Newland, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The home itself is breathtaking, and it's history is so interesting. The art exhibits were worth the visit to the home.

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Martinsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Reynolda house is the prior home of RJ Reynolds, founder of Reynolds Tobacco. This large and opulent "bungalow" is extremely interesting. The tour is aided by sound devices explaining the various rooms. There are about 20 things described and it is very well done. The facility it immaculate and beautiful. Contrary to some earlier reviews, the docents were very polite... More 

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