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... read more
The Reynolds Homestead was built in 1843 as the Rock Spring Plantation in...
The Reynolds Homestead was built in 1843 as the Rock Spring Plantation in Critz, Virginia by Hardin Reynolds a successful farmer, merchant, banker, and tobacco manufacturer. Hardin and Nancy Cox Reynolds' son, Richard Joshua (R.J.), founded the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and their grandson, Richard Samuel, Sr., founded Reynolds Metals. The Reynolds Homestead has been designated a State and National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Registry of American Homes.
In 1970, Nancy Susan Reynolds, daughter of R.J., deeded the home and 717 acres to Virginia Tech, and a Community Enrichment Center and Forestry Research Center were established on the property. In addition to tours of the historic home and property, an exciting array of programs are offered at the Community Enrichment Center including art exhibits, music, theater, lectures, art classes, summer camps, family and senior activities and more.