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Rienzi Mansion

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scott r wrote a review Jun 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland492 contributions156 helpful votes
Pretty house and grounds that opens up once you get inside. Done in an over the top style, this very much reflects the taste and preferences of the family who lived there and assembled the collection. It's all done for a purpose, though if once had the money, one might have chosen a different style. Still, very interesting and the recorded tour is probably a better solution than docents (those there were little more than guards and completely uninterested in the visitors). You are able to wander freely and get quite close to numerous objects for photos, though the largest space is mostly cordoned off (but with good sightlines). ticket process during covid is confusing; you must use an app and in theory purchase in advance - though not actually busy and they will probably let you in on an immediate purchase.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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prh_intl wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas25 contributions9 helpful votes
Rienzi is a beautiful Manse in Houston with an extensive collection of antiques from around the world collected by the owner over many years. Tours are available in several different languages. Well worth the trip
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ellenbee56 wrote a review Jan 2020
Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania290 contributions105 helpful votes
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We visited here in early December following a tour of nearby Bayou Bend (reviewed separately); these two sites made a great pairing of American and European decorative arts. Rienzi Mansion’s rather plain exterior design belies the sumptuous interiors. The rooms are filled with beautiful items from Europe, some centuries old. We enjoyed a leisurely and interesting tour of just over one hour given by Lorrie. The gardens were not in bloom during our visit, but the grounds are certainly lovely. So glad we caught this site, which warrants many more glowing visitor reviews at TripAdvisor IMO!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Dewayne P wrote a review Jul 2019
Elizabethtown, Kentucky1,040 contributions154 helpful votes
I enjoyed the tour of the mansion and viewing the various pieces on display. They have everything from paintings to furniture to "china" dishware. The gardens are also exquisite. It is only $10 for the tour with free parking on site.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Shirley L wrote a review Feb 2019
Houston, Texas69 contributions26 helpful votes
This house museum belonged to a family that loved beautiful things....rugs, paintings, porcelain. It has some of the family's personal history, too. For instance, there are photos of several generations of the family wearing the same wedding dress! There are also lovely gardens which you are free to roam....take the map though. They are large and you could get lost!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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