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Reynolds Homestead

463 Homestead Ln, Critz, VA 24082-3044
+1 276-694-7181
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More than just home tours

Reynolds Homestead is a popular spot for events here so I've been here several times and have yet... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2016
Beth B
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Ridgeway, Virginia
Beautiful setting and interesting family history

We grew up around the R J Reynolds industry in Winston-Salem. This made the visit here all the... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2016
Roger P
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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.
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19 Jun 2016
“More than just home tours”
24 May 2016
“Beautiful setting and interesting family history”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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463 Homestead Ln, Critz, VA 24082-3044
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+1 276-694-7181
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

Reynolds Homestead is a popular spot for events here so I've been here several times and have yet to tour the house (though that is definitely on my list to do). This is managed by Virginia Tech now and there is a Virginia Tech Extenstion...More

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JWStravels, Manager at Reynolds Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2017

Beth, Thank you for sharing the lovely photos. I do hope you'll have a chance to come back for a tour. Though our normal tour times are April - October, we are happy to provide tours throughout the year if you call in advance to...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2016

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 site and the family. We had several questions after the tour and she...More

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JWStravels, Manager at Reynolds Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We are happy to share the history of RJ's childhood and youth - where he got his start in tobacco before heading to Winston Salem when he was 25 years old. Beth is great at answering almost...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I stumbled on the beautifully restored 1840 home of the Reynolds family--both the tobacco and metals. The home tells a wonderful story of life in the early 19th century, and of the family that went on to found two major companies. Go...More

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JWStravels, Manager at Reynolds Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2014

Thank you for your review, we are always happy to welcome those who stumble upon this "gem" of Virginia.

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Amazing historical landmark..the homeplace of the Reynolds Tobacco Family restored and available for tours. Located on the property as well is a Learning Center...complete with a gallery that rotates fine art, classrooms for arts & crafts classes for adults and children, a college for older...More

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