Reynolda House Offers Complimentary Admission for North Carolina Teachers this Summer

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 31, 2024) — Reynolda House Museum of American Art is offering complimentary admission this summer to all pre-K through grade 12 teachers at public and private schools in North Carolina through Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 2, 2024. The summer admission program for teachers is sponsored by Allegacy Federal Credit Union, with additional support from the Rotary Club of Winston-Salem.

Teachers may receive one complimentary entry ticket per visit to Reynolda House and may redeem in person upon arrival or register in advance online at Proper ID is required at check-in. For questions or assistance please contact or call 888.663.1149.

“We are delighted to open the museum doors at no charge as a thank you to teachers again this summer,” said Allison Perkins, executive director for Reynolda House and Wake Forest associate provost for Reynolda House and Reynolda Gardens. “Reynolda’s commitment to education is central to our mission at Reynolda, and we’re pleased to extend our free admission program for teachers for the fourth summer in a row. We are very grateful to Allegacy Federal Credit Union and The Rotary Club of Winston-Salem for helping us make this possible.”

Reynolda House’s educational programs include a strong focus on early childhood education, and the Museum produces numerous programs for pre-readers (under five) and their caregivers, as well as programs designed to promote intergenerational learning. The Museum’s early childhood programs are designed to promote reading and literacy readiness in young children. This initiative comes alongside similar programs to improve pre-K reading and language development outcomes.

In support of the Museum’s strategic directions, each exhibition season features a unique menu of carefully designed symposia, lectures, virtual tours, courses, and other educational opportunities for visitors of all ages, with numerous programs per year designed to promote learning. The Museum collaborates with local organizations to present nationally recognized historians, curators, and critics to a general audience, enriching the cultural life and civic consciousness of the region’s citizens. Reynolda offers a rich selection of in-person programs, including Reynolda Read-Aloud, Family First workshops, Reynolda Community Day and Mornings at Reynolda. Additionally, teachers and families can find lesson and activity ideas on our website at with Pop-Up Studios, Explore Reynolda activity cards and Discovery Lessons, as well as various Lesson Plans.

In addition to experiencing Reynolda Gardens and the main collection in Reynolda House, teachers will have an opportunity to view four historic house exhibitions: “Art for the American Home: Grant Wood’s Lithographs” on display in the West Bedroom Gallery through June 30, “Good Impressions: Portraits Across Three Centuries from Reynolda and Wake Forest” on display in the Northwest Bedroom Gallery until Oct. 27, “Still I Rise: The Black Experience at Reynolda” on display in the East Bedroom Gallery through 2025, and “Smith & Libby: Two Rings, Seven Months, One Bullet,” on display in the East Bedroom Sleeping Porch beginning Tuesday, June 4.

Hours and Admission
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, located at 2250 Reynolda Rd., is open to visitors Tuesday–Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30–4:30 p.m. Admission is charged, though several free admission categories apply. Reynolda Gardens is open from dawn to dusk daily, free of charge. Reynolda Village merchants’ hours vary. No ticket is needed to shop at the Reynolda House Museum Store.

About Reynolda
Reynolda is set on 170 acres in Winston-Salem, N.C. and comprises Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village Shops and Restaurants. The Museum presents a renowned art collection in a historic and incomparable setting: the original 1917 interiors of Katharine and R. J. Reynolds’s 34,000-square-foot home. Its collection is a chronology of American art, and featured exhibitions are offered in the Museum’s Babcock Wing Gallery and historic house bedrooms. The Gardens serve as a 134-acre outdoor horticultural oasis open to the public year-round, complete with colorful formal gardens, nature trails and a greenhouse. In the Village, the estate’s historic buildings are now home to a vibrant mix of boutiques, restaurants, shops and services. Plan your visit at and use the free mobile app, Reynolda Revealed, to self-tour the estate.