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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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The art alone is worth the price of admission.

The basement and the attic are must sees. If you can get them to play the organ, it is an amazing experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Winston-Salem area and would like to see beautiful gardens, please visit the Reynolda Gardens. They are fantastic. The staff is friendly and seem to enjoy educating visitors on the plant life. The shop is cute and the staff are fun. However, please do yourself a favor and skip the house and museum! I must agree... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The basement and the attic are must sees. If you can get them to play the organ, it is an amazing experience.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We recently had family in from out of town. We couldn't entertain them the whole time, so we created some tours for them to do on their own. We bought them tickets to Reynolda House.....this will be a staple for entertaining. The house is a great, livable residence in its original state, and that alone is worth admission. But they... More 

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Bloomingdale, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The museum is small and had one exhibit, but the Reynolda House itself is very fascinating to tour. Take the time to read everything and then go into old Salem and eat at the Tavern

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The beautiful estate of RJ Reynolds and his wife Katharine is a whole village whose creation was guided by Katharine. Reynolds House is the expansive bungalow representative of country estates built in the early 1900's with the emphasis on the interaction of the outdoor and indoor spaces. A very nice collection of America art is displayed in the home. Be... More 

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ReynoldaHouse, Front Office Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Thank you for this beautiful recap of your experience. The bungalow was intended to be a space that emphasised interaction with the outdoor and indoor space. as you experienced. We are delighted that you enjoyed the entire estate and found the complimentary audio also beneficial. More 

Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

The R.J. And Katherine Shaw Reynolds dream cottage is a must see in the Winston-Salem area. Anyone who is interested in period decor from the early 1900's will enjoy meandering through the parlors of time. While there is a modern gallery celebrating visiting artists, I was especially pleased by the private collections interspersed thought this magnificent home. I only wished... More 

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ReynoldaHouse, Front Office Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your recent visit to Reynolda and seeing our permanent collection as well as the George Catlin exhibition. We are fortunate that the bungalow of R. J. and Katharine Smith Reynolds is filled with original furnishings. If you happen to pass our way again maybe it will not be a rainy day and you will be able to... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The artwork and architecture inside the building was beyond imagination. The fine detail in the fireplace on the main floor ....... Just Imagination

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ReynoldaHouse, Front Office Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to share how much you enjoyed your recent visit to Reynolda. We are so glad you enjoyed seeing our American art collection and this beautiful Charles Barton Keen home that is a treasure to the community. We are soon to celebrate our 100th anniversary! More 

Philadelphia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

From the outside it didn't seem to be as large as it actually is. It has a bowling alley and swimming pool and a bar and so much more. Everything has been preserved. Go enjoy the history of Reynolda house. it's and unforgettable tour.

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ReynoldaHouse, Front Office Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

We are so glad you came inside to see all of the wonderful recreation spaces and our newly renovated/restored pool house. Thank you for taking time to share your great experience and we hope you will not be a stranger when you’re in the area. More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

nice restaurants, stores, gardens, and open space surrounding the museum. The museum it self has many great events and is well worth the trip.

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ReynoldaHouse, Front Office Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

So nice to hear you enjoyed all Reynolda has to offer. We like to consider our landscape as an important part of our collection! We do feel we are a great destination for spending the day. Glad to know you felt coming to the Museum was well worth the trip and that you will come again. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife and I visited Winston-Salem in February for a day of sightseeing. We visited the Reynolda House and Museum as part of our trip. We found the history of the Reynolds very interesting in that R.J. Reynolds and his wife were extremely progressive for the time in the southeast for the treatment of their workers. The house was interesting,... More 

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ReynoldaHouse, Front Office Manager at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, responded to this review

We appreciate your taking time to share with us your feelings about your recent visit. Your feedback will help us continue to improve the visitor experience. Hopefully, a return visit in the spring or summer when the gardens are full bloom will be in your future plans. More 

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