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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
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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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Hendersonville
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Reynolda house is large but homey. There was a special exhibit on chairs thru the past centuries that was very interesting. Listening devices are available with admission which I highly recommend to hear stories about the rooms. Don't miss the basement with its many amusements. I would have liked some of the bedrooms furnished.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Vets get in for free! We watched the video, we practically had the place to ourselves. The self-guided audio tour was useful as was the volunteer who gave us an overview. I was disappointed they did not allow pictures. The gift shop is very small and pricy. The art exhibited was so-so although the current exhibit on "Seating" was worth... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Somewhat of a disappointment. At the beginning of our self-guided tour we watched an introductory video about Reynolda and the Reynolds family. It was informative but the place where the video is shown is noisy and distracting. It's in a part of a hallway with constant ambient noise which made it very hard to hear the narration, especially when the... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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