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Reynolda House Museum of American Art
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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.
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The changing art exhibits are educational, Special presentations and performances are done in their intimate theather.

Thank Laurie P
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Enjoyed the house/gardens/village very much. This trip was a time well spent. The audio player supplied free of charge is a 'must have' -- very informative. Beautiful art work and archeticture.

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Living in the Triangle area of North Carolina, with all of its universities, museums, and other attractions, it's easy for me to forget that the Triad also has many places of interest. I hadn't been to Reynolda House in over 20 years but was lured back by a recent photographic exhibit--my wife had never been. The exhibit was wonderful and now has established Reynolda in our minds as a place to keep an eye on for future art events. But the house was equally wonderful. I found it actually more interesting than Biltmore because it is clearly a house that was designed for living as well as show. The extensive collection of American art adds to the richness of the environment. I definitely put Reynolda on the list of important historic houses on the east coast.

The cool, wet spring meant that the gardens were not as much in bloom as we had hoped, but we could see that they would be quite lovely in season. Due to other planned destinations, we didn't venture into Reynolda Village--the current array of restaurants and shops looked interesting, however.

1  Thank MHerisson
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Anyone interested in art, in the history of Winston-Salem and the South, as well as the industrialists who generated great fortunes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, should make a point of visiting Reynolda House. The house was built in the early 20th century by the tabacco magnate, RJ Reynolds, and his wife, Catherine. As such, the house and grounds offer a fascinating glimpse into life at that time for a family with considerable wealth. Later in the life of the house, a modern wing was connected to the original house to create an excellent museum of American Art, which houses a permanent collection and also offers revolving exhibitions. The House and its Museum are surrounded by Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village which houses a variety of nice shops and restaurants in the original outbuildings that supported the operations of the Reynolda estate. This entire complex is "next door" to Wake Forest University, so it can be easily combined with a visit to the campus.

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Having visited many historical homes, this is a completely different style and feel. The staff was very professional and the house was amazing. Not a long tour. The self guided tour was great with personal audio guides. It tells you a lot about the house and lets you travel at your own pace.

1  Thank infogrlSevierville
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