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Reynolds Homestead

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463 Homestead Ln, Critz, VA 24082-3044
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Gelshore2 wrote a review Sep 2019
Roanoke, Virginia366 contributions24 helpful votes
The staff was so knowledgeable and helpful, the tour of the house to see the art and glassware, the furniture. The grounds was immaculate
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Beth B wrote a review Jun 2016
Ridgeway, Virginia1,314 contributions361 helpful votes
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Reynolds Homestead is a popular spot for events here so I've been here several times and have yet to tour the house (though that is definitely on my list to do). This is managed by Virginia Tech now and there is a Virginia Tech Extenstion building nearby. There is also a modest conference building across the road from the house. It's very nice and the building and the grounds are often used for weddings. There is a walking trail through the woods beside the house that leads into a dense stand of pines. Several original outbuildings have placards up for people interested in what they are and, like me, haven't signed up for the tour yet. The Reynolds family cemetery is next to the house and a short walk down the hill is a slave cemetery that they are working on improving. Down a short road from the house is a friendship garden and a gravel trail that winds through some really pretty woods. It's a little hilly but it part of VT Remembrance Run that was very nice (most people walked). Absolutely gorgeous. Nice change of pace for city people like us (we were at one time). Fun to imagine what life was like living this far out amidst all the natural beauty. This is an EXCELLENT spot for "leaf peeping" - seeing the autumn leaf colors.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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Response from JWStravels, Manager at Reynolds Homestead
Responded Feb 27, 2017
Beth, Thank you for sharing the lovely photos. I do hope you'll have a chance to come back for a tour. Though our normal tour times are April - October, we are happy to provide tours throughout the year if you call in advance to schedule a tour.
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Roger P wrote a review May 2016
213 contributions25 helpful votes
We grew up around the R J Reynolds industry in Winston-Salem. This made the visit here all the more interesting. We had Beth for a tour guide. She knew everything about the site and the family. We had several questions after the tour and she answered them all. There are many items in the house that were in the family. Part of the history of Virginia and North Carolina.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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Response from JWStravels, Manager at Reynolds Homestead
Responded May 31, 2016
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We are happy to share the history of RJ's childhood and youth - where he got his start in tobacco before heading to Winston Salem when he was 25 years old. Beth is great at answering almost any questions on the history of the Reynolds family. Do come see us again.
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hnjonesf wrote a review Sep 2014
Greensboro, North Carolina7 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I stumbled on the beautifully restored 1840 home of the Reynolds family--both the tobacco and metals. The home tells a wonderful story of life in the early 19th century, and of the family that went on to found two major companies. Go for the art, for the history, or to simply enjoy the Southwestern Virginia outdoors. It is a little-know gem of Virginia.
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Date of experience: September 2014
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Response from JWStravels, Manager at Reynolds Homestead
Responded Sep 20, 2014
Thank you for your review, we are always happy to welcome those who stumble upon this "gem" of Virginia.
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PJGang wrote a review May 2014
Critz3 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing historical landmark..the homeplace of the Reynolds Tobacco Family restored and available for tours. Located on the property as well is a Learning Center...complete with a gallery that rotates fine art, classrooms for arts & crafts classes for adults and children, a college for older adults, a grower's academy, special music and theatre events, movie and a dinner events, and so much more and they are always adding new activities. I have taken classes on growing mushrooms (got my own log!), alcohol ink, yoga, attended the Bushels & Barrels Food, Wine and Beer festival, walked the trails, attended the Victorian Christmas...so many more and I have NEVER been disappointed. The classes and events are always first class, the food amazing and the staff gracious and knowledgeable. You could plan an entire week of your vacation around this wonderful facility.
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Date of experience: May 2014
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