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Historical Walking Tour: SEBTS Campus

December 16, 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.

Explore the Campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and College

On December 16, 2022 at 1 pm, we will explore the campus of SEBTS, the founding site of Wake Forest University. The tour will start near the campus arch and explore how a 19th-century plantation evolved into an institution of higher education. Along the way, we will highlight the architectural history of the campus and discuss the lives of those who once lived, studied, and worked on the campus.

Aerial Photo of Wake Forest College Campus, 1920

Today the original Wake Forest College campus is home to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Only two nineteenth-century buildings remain, and Southeastern continues to occupy most of the buildings constructed by Wake Forest College in the twentieth century, although all buildings have undergone considerable renovation inside.

Tour Information


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

Meeting Location & Parking

This tour will start in front of the arch, at the intersection of Roosevelt Ave. and Front St. Plan to arrive by 12:50 pm.

The starting location is near the public parking lot on S. White Street. Street parking is also available downtown and on Main St. The parking lot of Wake Forest Baptist Church may also be available for parking.

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.


Please be aware of your surroundings while on our walking tours. Most tours involve walking on multiple terrains and you may encounter stairs, sidewalks, cobblestone, pavers, uneven grades, paths, grades, curbs, and grass. Wear suitable footwear and comfortable clothing. Have fun and stay safe.