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Reynolda House Museum of American Art

2250 Reynolda Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
888-663-1149
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Discover Reynolda House, the centerpiece of the Reynolda Historic District in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Explore the restored 1917 mansion of... more » 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. « less
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Bedford, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was disappointed with this. Some of my ancestors were the RJ Reynolds and I was looking forward to this. But the lady in the shop was not very friendly as she talked on the phone the whole time we were in the shop, so we just went on into the gardens and after we finished we realized we had... More

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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I really enjoyed my trip to the Reynolda museum. The architecture and design were beautiful, but in my opinion, the best part was in the attic costume gallery. There were some beautiful old shoes, a few dresses, and a profusion of hats and caps. Unfortunately, photos are not allowed in the museum. The basement 'game room' was also very interesting:... More

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The house is an interesting glimpse into the past and the wealth of the Reynolds heirs. The art museum is small, but eclectic and interesting. Great way to spend an afternoon.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I visited Reynolda House in early July. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We were greeted by a docent upon entry. She was kind and offered to assist me to stow my purse and hat in one of their lockers. We accepted the offer and were then given a brief overview of the Reynolda House and surrounding property... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You can walk through at your own pace-you can get audio to help if you desire. It is a lovely place.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Loved the different architecture and the gardens. The art work was secondary for me. I especially liked the attic display of clothes and toys. The docent that started us was exceptional with details and answered our questions. Unfortunately while on the self tour the one young man docent was very aloof, so I can see why most of the reviews... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to the Reynolda House to see the art. We were followed around and stared at by security guards from every room the whole time we were there. We felt so uncomfortable we left after about a half hour. We are well spoken, polite, calm people, who dress well; yet we felt like criminals the way... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited the art museum and home on a weekday in February . The home is on a large property with gardens and walking trails .Many students from Wake Forest University jog thru the park setting which is adjacent to the University .The art museum was mostly abstract pieces, but they did have a Rockwell which was nice. The home... More

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Charlotte, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We attended the Candlelight tour. The guides were top notch. Also enjoyed touring the rest of the museum. There was also light (tasty) refreshments and entertainment to enjoy.

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Dobson, North Carolina
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and I visited today, after reading other reviews I anticipated little to no likelihood of encountering rude staff, 'surely', I thought, 'they will have adjusted to improve their image.' Sadly this was not the case, I am 64 years old and I have visited more exhibits than the docent(?!?) has years on this earth. He felt it necessary... More

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