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Historical Tour: WF Historic District

August 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

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Join us as we explore a new part of historic Wake Forest every month, including the Wake Forest Historic District, Glen Royall Mill Village, Downtown, the Northeast Community, and the SEBTS campus.

Tours will take place on the fourth Friday of each month unless it corresponds with a holiday weekend. Summer tours will take place at the Wake Forest Historical Museum.

Explore the Wake Forest Historic District

On August 26, 2022, at 1 pm, we will explore the Wake Forest Historic District. The “tour” will be a lecture presented in the auditorium of the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Along the way, we will highlight the architectural history of the area and discuss the lives of those who lived and worked in the neighborhood.

The Wake Forest Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 18, 2003, and has a period of significance from c. 1820 to 1953. It contains the historic core of the Town of Wake Forest, consisting of the original Wake Forest College campus and surrounding residences of college faculty, staff, and students.

black and white photograph of a residential street with a grassy median.
Postcard featuring “Faculty Avenue” or North Main Street

Tour Information


Walking tours are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Meeting Location & Parking

This tour will not be held outside. To protect visitors from heat exhaustion, July and August tours will be held inside the Wake Forest Historical Museum.

Parking is available in the lot behind the museum.

Tour Duration

Tour times vary, but most run about 90 minutes.


Tours will take place in light rain. In the event of heavy rain or extreme heat, tours will be rescheduled. Registrants will be notified via email. July and August tours will take place inside the Wake Forest Historical Museum to protect participants from heat exhaustion.

414 N Main Street
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587 United States
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