Historic Reynolda District
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its permanent collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features traveling and original exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
The 129 acres known as Reynolda Gardens were part of the 1067-acre Reynolds estate. 125 acres of woodlands, fields, wetlands, and a four-acre formal garden with greenhouse range have been preserved. Today Reynolda Gardens is a center for learning and quiet recreation. Self-guided exploration is welcome, and tours and educational programs are also available.
Reynolda Village was originally built as a series of support buildings. Today the chic shopping district is home to a unique selection of upscale shops and restaurants. Take time to explore its beautifully maintained grounds and enjoy its historic significance and charm.