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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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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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If you are near the Wake campus this is something different to do. It was one the home of the Reynolds family the large tobacco manufacturer. The house has many pieces of art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Myrtle Beach, United States
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Myrtle Beach, United States
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are near the Wake campus this is something different to do. It was one the home of the Reynolds family the large tobacco manufacturer. The house has many pieces of art which belonged to the family it also next to Reynolda gardens which has many dining options. They have many other exhibits that travel through the museum at... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is an historical house,-- that contains a small inventive, representational collection of priceless American works, with a rotating schedule of important, imported exhibits -- surrounded by a beautiful garden in a suburban/urban setting. Easy to spend a morning, an afternoon or make it a full day by lunching in the adjacent Reynolda Village. Doing all this is an... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibit was excellent; it encompassed a wide array of artist with works from private and public owners. A great story was shown through the varying time period pieces. The title of the exhibit "The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism & the Garden Movement 1887-1920" and the actual exhibit was much more exciting than I imagined it would be.

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The attraction is kind of a "threefer:" beautiful grounds and gardens, an art museum and a mansion. The American Impressionist show just closed, and the house/musuem will be temporarily shuttered during January and February. The mansion does have kind of a 1920's feel to it...it's actually fairly intimate for a very large house, not particularly showy. The house itself has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We first visited the art museum which had an American impressionist exhibit that was top notch! Then we toured the mansion, which had the feel of an American Downton Abbey. Last we toured the shops and gardens. This property is a great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This place is the reason we chose to spend New Years in Winston-Salem. The American Art exhibit is well organized with many famous and beautiful paintings. The best part is touring R.J. Reynolds former home via audio tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The estate of the Reynolds tobacco family is quite interesting to see and that is coupled with a wonderful exhibit of Impressionist art. The art changes periodically, and it seems that an Ansel Adams exhibit will be there later this spring. I'll need to make another visit then!

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Thank Craig H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This estate is fascinating. The furnishings and artwork are gorgeous. The view from the second floor down to the first floor is wonderful. The Christmas decorations were so attractive. I found the film and all the written material about the Reynolds family and the estate of great historical interest. There are rooms containing clothing worn by the family and children's... More 

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Henderson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Art Gallery is well worth the admission, they have changing exhibits.. House is a nice tour to see how it looked in the early 1900's. Went in early winter so garden were not in bloom. It was decorated for Christmas nice to see that. Plan time to visit the shops in the village near house. Restaurants also located in village.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

A visit to Reynolda House is a glimpse into a different age and an opulent lifestyle, but Reynolda was more than just a rich family's home. The estate staff lived on the property. Their children played and went to school with the kids from the family. The community was ahead of its time in social terms, particularly in black-white relations.... More 

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