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• Discover The Graylyn Estate's rare Louis XV paneling and unique 15th-century French-carved doorway and custom ironwork, imported from France and still present on the estate today. The Graylyn Estate, was built in the 1920s by Bowman Gray, Sr., a captain of industry and president of chairman of the board for the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

• Discover the premier location of The Graylyn Estate. Sitting on 55 acres of pristine land and encompassing five freestanding buildings, The Graylyn Estate greets guests as "Lady or Lord of the Manor," and the private butler service recreates the life of a great tobacco baron. Gifted in 1946 to Wake Forest University, The Graylyn Estate hosts many university programs and community service events as an educational conference center.

• Discover the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, an Avant-garde artwork and multimedia exhibition located within a historic estate neighboring The Graylyn Estate.

• Discover the Historic Reynolda District right across the street from Graylyn. The Reynolda House Museum of American Art was once the house of RJ Reynolds and his wife Katherine Smith Reynolds and now houses a renowned American Art collection and featured exhibitions. Reynolda Gardens is a 134-acre center for community recreating and exploration. Reynolda Village was once a farm community with buildings that once served as cattle sheds or blacksmith shops and now houses stores, restaurants, and offices.
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