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.
Please note special hours for Winter 2010
Christmas Eve, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Closed January 1–February 1, 2010.
Regular hours resume on Tuesday, February 2, 2010.
I have been visiting the Reynolda House since I was a small child and have found something interesting and educational in every visit. Don't miss the fantastic gardens as well, especially in spring time- and plan to take LOTS of pictures! Reynolda is a great place to take kids for learning. It's also a great place for getting acquainted with art and history. Winston-Salem has some true gems and Reynolda House is definitely one of them. Sadly there aren't many folks around who remember Winston-Salem as it was in the era of Mr. & Mrs Reynolds and it's sad to think that we might lose more of that precious time if not for the Reynolda house! *Better-suited to older children ages 7-9, perhaps.
Three centuries of American art are on display at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, located off Reynolda Road near Wake Forest University. The museum is located on the country estate and model farm built by tobacco magnate R. J. Reynolds and his wife, Katherine Smith Reynolds. The house, built in 1917, is filled with beautiful paintings, prints, sculptures, and furnishings, some of which date back to the seventeenth century. Also included is a ladies’ costume collection that dates back to nearly 1900. Japanese cherry trees on the grounds bloom with magnificent color in late March, but a visit to the garden and greenhouses is fun anytime.
The museum and house are fun to tour. We weren't very impressed with the museum, but we loved the house and gardens. The house is a "country mansion" for the Reynolds family. It's huge but very warm and inviting. Fun to see the bowling alley and skating path set up for the kids in the basement.