Wake Forest Historical Museum

The museum is now open with new health and safety procedures like free timed tickets and required cloth face masks.

Discover the Wake Forest Historical Museum

Picture of the Calvin Jones House with text, "Welcome back! New health and safety measures at the Wake Forest Historical Museum."

Museum Updates

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

We’ve put together a gift guide to showcase some of our favorite items in the museum store. Shop local this holiday season by visiting the museum for unique gifts – like hand turned wooden bowls and Wake Forest-themed t-shirts, ornaments, and books. Happy shopping!

cover of coloring book. a person kayaking.

Water/Ways Coloring Book

The Water/Ways coloring book is fun and educational for all ages! The coloring book features images and stories from the six organizations hosting Water/Ways in North Carolina. These stories illustrate the human experience, the power, the tragedy, and the beauty of water in their communities. The images come from North Carolina artists, photographers, and historical collections and were transformed into black and white illustrations. The coloring book also features an essay on North Carolina waters by renowned environmental writer Bland Simpson.

Photograph of Calvin Jones House and Gardens

Welcome Back!

The Wake Forest Historical Museum welcomed back visitors to the museum on Tuesday, September 15, with free timed tickets and new safety procedures like required face masks and frequent cleaning. Visiting hours are Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 to 11:45 am and 1:00 to 4:30 pm. Visitors must reserve a free timed ticket to view museum exhibits, and all visitors over the age of 2 will be required to wear a cloth mask that covers their nose and mouth. We encourage anyone who is sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to postpone their visit.

Virtual Tours

Experience the history of the original campus and Calvin Jones House through our virtual tours.


To preserve and share the unique history and culture of Wake Forest – College, Town, and University.