Wake Forest Historical Museum

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

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.

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 Exhibits, Main Museum, Museum Events.