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Chinqua Penn Plantation, Reidsville

(3.5/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Chinqua Penn Plantation is an English manor home mansion and national historic district near Reidsville, North Carolina in Rockingham County, (about 25 miles north of Greensboro, NC) and was built by Thomas Jefferson Penn ("Jeff", 1875–1946) and Margaret Beatrice Shoellkopf Penn ("Betsy", 1881–1965) in the 1920s. The name "Chinqua Penn" was derived from the chinquapin, a species of American chestnut that was once plentiful in the area.Chinqua Penn Plantation ranks high among North Carolina's finest well-preserved early 20th century homes, including Reynolda House, and Duke Mansion.
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  • A beautiful English house and gardens with a splendid view of the county side and the land. The house and adjacent buildings are beautiful and as if they are from a postcard if only they allowed admis...  more »
  • This was a very beautiful house and garden, but time and neglect has caught up with it. I loved the mud room when they offered tours of the house. I hope someone will purchase it and bring its glory b...  more »
  • I had the opportunity to visit Chinqua Penn Plantation when it was open to the public and full of antiques, furniture and other treasures. I had read that there was an auction to try to recoup some of...  more »
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  • Beautiful property. Gardens & art abound. Perfect patio for a glass of wine. Farmers Market nearby
  • Unbelievable
  • Unfortunately, this place has closed. However, there is a trail that exists a few yards away. It is excellent.
  • I enjoy the free access to the trail. It's a great place to get some exercise, or walk a dog.