Reynolda House

Reynolda is a rare gem among the nation’s cultural institutions and historic greenspaces, and one of the most distinctive quadrants of the University found just steps from the center of campus. The 50-year-old museum at the center of Reynolda’s 180 acres, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, presents a renowned art collection in a historic and incomparable setting: the original 1917 interiors of the country manor of R. J. Reynolds. Spanning 250 years, the collection is an uncompromisingly selective one, a chronology of American art, with each artist represented by one work of major significance. The 33,000 square foot home, completed in 1917, is restored to the period of the Reynolds family, complete with original furnishings and decorative arts. The Reynolda experience includes the formal gardens, conservatory and walking trails of Reynolda Gardens; and more than 25 of the estate’s original buildings repurposed as shops and restaurants in Reynolda Village.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

During Family Weekend, you can explore Reynolda at your own pace, or participate in our Curator Tour at 2 PM (limited capacity). Included in both tickets are three small exhibitions on view in the house galleries and the featured exhibition Dorothea Lange’s America, an exhibition of iconic 20th century photography of migrant workers, suffering families, and tortured landscapes that seared the effects of the Depression into the conscience of the nation. Lange’s most celebrated photographs of that era—Migrant Mother, White Angel Breadline, and Migratory Cotton Picker—have become icons in American cultural history.

Ticket Options

An Afternoon at Reynolda (at your own pace)

Friday, September 28
1:30 – 4:30 PM Families may arrive at any time during this window.
$18/person plus sales tax and handling fee.
No ticket required for your Wake Forest student, children under 18 or other students in your family.
Welcome Wake Forest University Families! Spend the afternoon at Reynolda using our new app called Reynolda Revealed (free on Google Play and the App Store), and explore the Museum’s featured exhibition, Dorothea Lange’s America. After touring the Museum, stroll through the adjacent Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University and visit Reynolda Village, the former model farm of the Reynolds family, for unique dining and shopping.

Curator’s Tour

Friday, September 28
2:00 PM
$75 per person plus sales tax and handling fee. Ticket includes museum admission, including featured exhibition. Students will need a ticket to participate.

This guided experience by a member of our curatorial staff will give you insights and unique perspectives about the Reynolds family, the art collection, and our featured exhibitions. Capacity is limited to allow for conversation and questions. This popular family weekend tour sells out quickly!

Directions to the Museum

Visit Reynolda Village and Reynolda House by driving from campus (leave campus by Wake Forest Road and turn left on Reynolda Road) or by enjoying a beautiful, twenty-minute walk on the wooded path between WFU campus and Reynolda Village.