Group Tours & Experiences

We love to share Reynolda’s beauty, collections, and history with groups. Leaders from tourism groups, churches, family reunions, college faculty, and more can book a guided thematic tour of the Museum, Gardens, and Grounds. Reynolda tours are led by a trained Museum docent or Reynolda staff, who will use an inquiry-based approach.


General tour information

  • Group visits must be reserved 4 weeks in advance. 
  • Please see each tour type’s capacity as you plan.
  • For Museum tours, please divide into groups of 8 or fewer.  
  • Group tour rates are listed for each type of tour.
  • College and University class tours are free and virtual tours are available.
  • The tour organizer and bus or van driver receive complimentary admission.

Tours offered year-round

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General Highlights Tour

With your trained guide, your group will examine and discuss select masterpieces of American art from 1755 to the present as well as the history of Reynolda. Tours include the historic 1917 bungalow and changing exhibitions in the Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing. Groups will also learn about American history of the South in the early twentieth century. 8-50 people.

90 minutes

$15 + tax per participant.

American Wilderness Tour

Inspired by Barbara Babcock Millhouse’s American Wilderness: The Story of the Hudson River School of Painting, this guided tour offers a close look at works in Reynolda’s permanent collection. Guests will gain a deeper understanding of landscape painters who created a new and quintessentially American style of art in the early and mid-19th century. 8-50 people.

90 minutes

$25 + tax per person

Arts for Special Needs Tours

Reynolda House schedules guided tours of the Museum throughout the year for students and adults with disabilities. Groups tour the museum before engaging in a relevant hands-on art activity. Both the tour and art project are designed with the special needs of the participants in mind. Visitors served by this program include Exceptional Children classes from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools, patients in psychiatric treatment programs, at-risk youth, mentally and physically disabled adults, and disadvantaged youth.

90 minutes

The program is free of charge to participants.

Comfort & Convenience Tour

From 1880-1924, the era that spans the life of Katharine Smith Reynolds, hundreds of new inventions radically changed domestic life. Katharine was aware of the developments and determined to play a role in showcasing them at a time when they were still novelties. On a Comfort & Convenience tour, visitors will tour the Historic House and examine how Katharine employed the newest technologies of her day. 6-50 people. Available after February 12, 2024.

90 minutes

$25 + tax per person

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Connect with a Curator: Reynolda House’s Permanent Collection

Inside Reynolda House Museum of American Art, you’ll find a collection of world-renowned American art on view. Spanning 250 years, the collection is a chronology of American art. Tour the American art in the Historic House with Reynolda House curator Allison Slaby and get an expert’s perspective on works of art in the collection. Up to 10 people. Limited availability.

90 minutes

Up to 10 people for a flat rate of $300 + tax

Reynolda Village Farm Tour

Visitors will explore Reynolda Village on this outdoor guided tour and learn how Katharine Reynolds envisioned the original model farm and the community of workers who supported her vision. Today the buildings are occupied by shops, restaurants, and an event venue, but on this tour, you will get a sense of what life was like outside the walls of the Historic House and the agricultural history of the built environment. Tours are weather permitting. 8-24 people.

90 minutes

$25 + tax per person

Self-Guided Tour of the Museum

Visitors can self-tour Reynolda using the Reynolda Revealed app on a mobile or tablet device. A few iPads are available at the front desk for use in the Museum.

$15 + tax per participant

Then & Now Gardens Tour

In an interactive visit to the Formal Gardens at Reynolda, guests will learn about the design and intent that Katharine Reynolds and her landscape architect Thomas W. Sears worked together to achieve. Visitors will also observe and discuss the Gardens’ evolution and how even today, Katharine’s vision remains ever-present. 8-25 people.

40 minutes

$10 + tax per participant


Tours for Students

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School Field Trips 

We are currently accepting requests for 2024 field trips. Our 2023 schedule is full.

At Reynolda House, we offer in-person, guided, and thematic tours for elementary, middle, and high school students between 9:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday.

At Reynolda Gardens we offer student-centered and nature-centered explorations that foster close looking and observation while fostering care for and understanding about the natural world.

College and University Groups

Reynolda will work with faculty to create customized tours for college and university students free of charge.


Exhibition Experiences for Groups

Smith & Libby: Connect with a Curator

The exhibition Smith & Libby: Two Rings, Seven Months, One Bullet examines the lives of Smith Reynolds and his wife, Libby Holman. The exhibition also presents archival objects, news articles, and other primary sources to lay bare the mystery of Smith’s death in all its fascinating complexity. Smith & Libby draws back the curtain on an event that shocked the nation and echoed down the generations, still inspiring speculation and curiosity in visitors of all ages today. Visitors will hear from Betsy Main Babcock Deputy Director of Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Phil Archer, and participate in a question and answer session. Then, visitors will tour the exhibition gallery with Phil Archer. 8-12 people. Limited availability through December 2023.

90 minutes

$50 + tax per person

Smith & Libby: A Curator’s Perspective

Visitors will hear from Betsy Main Babcock Deputy Director of Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Phil Archer, and participate in a question and answer session. Visitors will then self-tour the exhibition gallery and the Historic House. Limited Availability through December 2023.

20 minutes

$35 + tax per person

Smith & Libby: A Curator’s Perspective + Docent Tour

Visitors will hear from Betsy Main Babcock Deputy Director of Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Phil Archer, and participate in a question and answer session. Visitors will then have a docent-led experience of the exhibition gallery and a tour of the Historic House. Limited availability through December 2023.

2 hours

$50 + tax per person

Smith & Libby: Educator-led Experience

Visitors will tour the exhibition Smith & Libby: Two Rings, Seven Months, One Bullet with a member of Reynolda’s Teaching and Learning team. A museum educator will introduce the group to the story of Reynolda and the exhibition and be available during the tour to answer questions. Afterward, the educator will help summarize and extend visitors’ learning at the conclusion of the visit. Limited availability through December 2023.

$25 + tax per person

90 minutes

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Still I Rise Gallery Talk & Tour

The exhibition Still I Rise: The Black Experience at Reynolda examines the lives of the Black women and men who helped shape Reynolda as it evolved from a Jim Crow era working estate into a museum for American art. Visitors will engage with our archivist, Bari Helms, in the exhibition gallery and explore the Historic House with a trained guide to learn more about the individuals who shaped Reynolda. Up to 8 people.

90 minutes

$25 + tax per participant

Connect with a Curator: Imogen Cunningham: Seen and Unseen

The exhibition Imogen Cunningham: Seen and Unseen examines the work of one of the most experimental photographers of the 20th century. Embracing the times in which she lived, Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) created images that reflect crucial movements and developments in art and photography during her seventy-year career. Her photographs, seductive and dynamic, are inspired by a multitude of genres, including portraiture, family photographs, still lifes, and street photography. Visitors will tour the exhibition gallery with Reynolda House Curator Allison Slaby. 6-12 people. Limited availability beginning in March 2024.

45 minutes

$35 + tax per person

Connect with a Curator: Imogen Cunningham + Docent Tour of the Historic House

Visitors tour the exhibition gallery with Reynolda House Curator Allison Slaby and will then have a docent-led tour of the Historic House. Limited availability beginning in March 2024.

2 hours

$50 + tax per person

Educator-led Experience: Imogen Cunningham

Visitors will tour the exhibition Imogen Cunningham: Seen and Unseen with a member of Reynolda’s Teaching and Learning team. Afterward, the educator will help summarize and extend visitors’ learning. 6-12 people. Limited availability beginning in March 2024.

45 minutes

$25 + tax per person


Request Your Group Visit Today

Have questions? Contact: 
Stephani Eaton
Coordinator of Tours and Volunteers
stephani@reynolda.org / 336.758. 5389