The Reynolds Homestead
The Rock Spring Plantation House at The Reynolds Homestead was built in 1843 and was the birthplace and boyhood home of tobacco manufacturer R.J. Reynolds. The two-story brick home has been restored to its nineteenth century state and includes many of the original family furnishings. The grounds include the original brick kitchen, a brick milk house, a log icehouse and a log granary. The house is a registered state and national landmark. Come and browse through the historic home, tour the grounds including the Reynolds cemetery as well as the slave cemetery. Walk down to the Friendship Garden and picnic. Come for a program, a tour, or a class. Classes include arts and crafts, history and literature as well as plays, concerts, festivals and art exhibitions. The Plantation also hosts a yearly Victorian Christmas celebration.