2138 Wentworth St, Reidsville North Carolina 27320
This is a 27-room country manor built in 1925 by Thomas Jefferson Penn and his wife Beatrice. The mansion is filled with art, artifacts and religious objects that the couple collected on their journeys around the world. Items on display include tapestries, Egyptian winged-phoenix furnishings, Chinese terra cotta scultpture and altar-pieces from Nepal. The grounds comprise 22 acres of gardens and lawns with goldfish pools, greenhouses and a replica of a Chinese pagoda. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday noon-4pm, March-December; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Last admission 45 minutes before closing.
Other History nearby:
(Burlington) Alamance Battleground
(Burlington) Alamance County Historical Museum
(Durham) Bennett Place State Historic Site
(Sedalia) Charlotte Hawkins Brown Memorial Site
(Reidsville) Chiqua-Penn Plantation
(Durham) Duke Homestead State Historic Site
08/16 Coming to The Reidsville area
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!