Wake Forest Historical Museum

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 CONTACT: 919-556-2911

History of the Grounds

7 James Royall on athletic field

The College’s four-acre “playing grounds” have undergone several changes over the years.

Following the Civil War members of the baseball team played their games in the southeast corner.

During World War I, student cadets drilled on the northern half.

After World War II, married veterans and their families lived in temporary barracks built on the site.

When the Calvin Jones house arrived in 1956, weeds were shoulder-high. Four significant alterations to the landscape were made by the Birthplace Society.

In the 1960s, hardwood trees were planted on the north side of the house.

In the 1970s, pine saplings were planted at the back of the lot.

The Ruth Snyder garden was completed in the late 1990s.

Finally, the reconstruction of the old well in 2001 and the planting of the well garden brought the landscape to its current state.

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This entry was posted on July 17, 2013 by in Gardens and Grounds and tagged , .

Hours & Info

Tues-Fri: 9am-noon & 1:30-4:30pm
Sun: 2pm-5pm

Closed: Saturday and Monday

Call us at 919.556.2911

Free Admission

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A beautiful new case for our pottery exhibit, donated by our friends at SEBTS. More beautiful work by the WF Garden Club in the Brewer-Harris Garden. The WF Elementary School rhythm band grades one and two, ca. 1961. Absolutely adorable. A museum picnic table donated and delivered by the amazing @wfchamber!!! Many thanks. It will look beautiful in the Brewer-Harris Garden! ❤️