Wake Forest Historical Museum

Due to increased COVID-19 infections in Wake County, the museum is closed to visitors. Please check back for updates.

COVID-19 Updates

As of Tuesday, January 5, the Wake Forest Historical Museum is closed to the visitors. Given the increase of COVID-19 infections in Wake County, the museum has decided to remain closed at least through January 20. Please check back for future updates.

Upon our reopening, 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.

Visitors can reserve a free timed ticket below or at eventbrite.com. Visitors can also call the museum in advance to reserve a ticket. If available, visitors may also reserve tickets at the museum. Only ten visitors will be allowed to visit the museum exhibits at a time.

Health and Safety Measures

  • Cloth masks are required for staff and visitors over the age of 2.
  • Ten visitors will be allowed into the museum at a time and visitors will be required to reserve a free timed-entry ticket before viewing exhibits.
  • Visitors are encouraged to maintain social distance with anyone outside their household while at the museum.
  • Staff will frequently clean exhibit galleries, restrooms, and doors.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at museum entrances.
  • A plexiglass shield will be installed at the front desk. 

Changes to Visitor Experience

  • Only the museum lobby and main gallery will be open to the public during visiting hours. The Calvin Jones House remains closed to visitors.
  • Visitors can view the museum’s orientation film online before they visit.
  • All lectures and special events will be held online. The museum cannot hold indoor meetings or events.
  • The museum will not be open Saturday-Monday, except for appointments scheduled and approved in advance.

Photograph of Calvin Jones House and Gardens

Reserve a Free Timed Ticket

Reserve a free timed ticket below or on eventbrite.com.


This entry was posted on September 10, 2020 by in Museum, Gardens, and Grounds and tagged .


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