Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

The Main Museum

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The new museum, located behind the historic Calvin Jones House, is bright and elegant, featuring sloped ceiling architecture, high windows and exposed beams designed to evoke the atmosphere of the nineteenth century barn associated with the original home and farm.

Visitors will notice the added roofline resembles the seven outbuildings described as part of the Jones property when it was sold to the North Carolina Baptists in 1832. This gives a sense of how this place might have looked in 1834, the inaugural year of the school that would eventually become Wake Forest University.

Today, guests entering the museum find a refined exhibit space, beautifully detailed and climate controlled to protect the museum’s documents, portraits and artifacts.

The museum’s public areas include an auditorium, main exhibit hall and library, and the Edwin G. Wilson Reception Gallery, named in honor of the Wake Forest University Provost Emeritus whose decades of service have included contributions as student, teacher, leader, and advocate of this town and university.

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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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Remembering our friend Bill Joyner. Always with that smile. #1967Forester Atlas Ray, owner of a legendary store in the Harricanes, was among those remembered at the WFHA program on country stores. Just received several reels of 16mm film. Looks like 1950s home movies of the Demon Deacs in the Billy Barnes days!!! From the April 1961 Wake Forest phone book... instructions on how to use a dial telephone, how to dial a number, how to interpret ringing and busy signals, and what to do on a party line. Anyone else remember those days?