The origins of your new Winston-Salem home can be found a few steps away at Reynolda, the former estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and tobacco magnate Richard Joshua (R.J.) Reynolds. At Reynolda, you can find your new favorite lunch spot, boutiques and salons within walking distance, a peaceful lawn for studying under the sun and works of art that will inspire you for years to come. A visit to Reynolda in your first year is essential to understanding why the ground you walk on is called the Reynolda Campus.
Reynolda gets its name from the feminine of Reynolds, a nod to the estate’s visionary Katharine. As a 1,067-acre working estate, Reynolda originally incorporated the main house now called Reynolda House Museum of American Art, formal and informal gardens known as Reynolda Gardens and farm buildings turned into the unique shops of Reynolda Village. Wake Forest’s Reynolda Campus rests on the land that was once farmland of the Reynolda Estate. Reynolda is an easy quarter-mile walk from campus along the Reynolda Trail, a wooded, paved trail that connects to South Campus.
What can you do at Reynolda?
- study in the quiet of the galleries
- discover three miles of walking and running paths
- tie up a hammock beneath the trees
- become a student docent at the museum
- learn about nonprofits and arts leadership through an internship
- get a relaxing pedicure & a scrumptious crepe
- become BFFs with an American art masterpiece
- impress your parents with a museum tour
- choreograph a dance in the formal gardens