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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 2013
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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North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The iconic Reynolds (aluminum, tobacco) family has contributed a unique and important gift to America in the form of the Reynolda House and Gardens. The house, a turn-of-the-twentieth century bungalow of steroids was designed by architect Charles Barton Keen. The house is grand yet humble at the same time — a rare achievement. While finished and furnished with the finest... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The staff of the museum were snobbish and rude. We will never return. Do not waste your money. I brought out of town family who left thinking the people in Winston were rude, very disappointing.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I live in Winston-Salem and had been many years since I visited the museum. I had out of town guests and thought it would be a pleasant afternoon. The grounds, house and artwork is worth the visit.

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Rural Hall, North Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I loved the simplicity, yet gravure of her home. She was quite the lady, and loved the basement full of fun for the children. Wish they would have a high tea party!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I live in High Point and have never visited your museum. This past weekend I had out of town guests and thought it would be a pleasant afternoon. We were all totally disappointed, not with the grounds, house or artwork (which were all beautiful and worth the visit), but with the demeanor, attitude and the condescending behavior of all but... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I'm local to Winston-Salem but I'd never been to the Reynolda House before. I expected to find a refurbished house with some pretty paintings on the walls. Instead I was amazed to discover a sophisticated and professional museum with a dedicated staff. The history of the house and it's family is very interesting and clearly articulated through panels, artifacts, and... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The house had a few docents to answer questions but the main tour revolved around numbered stations with a recorded guide that we were supplied at the front desk. The recordings have info and docents answered questions. The house is beautiful and somewhat different than most homes of wealthy folks. Many of the paintings Were described on the recording. The... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was a great place. Lots of history and the audio tour was great. Wish we had been there when the gardens were in bloom.

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Cherokee, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Though the art shows had a small number of selections, they were well presented. The staff was helpful. The grounds are pleasant to walk though the Reynolda Village was completely about tourist consumption. You can play or picnic on the grounds and it is a pretty setting.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Spent about 2 hours here on a recent Saturday. Went to see the current special exhibit on modern American paintings which was very good. Interesting story behind the house, the family, etc. would like to come back a little later in the spring or early summer when the garden has more blooming. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Winston-Salem.

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