Historical Walking Tour: WF Historic District
January 26, 2024 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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 occur on the fourth Friday of each month unless it corresponds with a holiday weekend.
Explore the Wake Forest Historic District
This tour explores the Wake Forest Historic District. The tour will start at the Wake Forest Historical Museum and include sites along North Main Street, North Avenue, and South Avenue. Along the way, we will highlight the area’s architectural history 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.
Walking tours are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
Meeting Location & Parking
This tour will start at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Plan to arrive at our front desk at 12:50 pm.
Participants may park in either of the museum’s parking lots.
Tour times vary, but most run about 90 minutes.
Tours will be canceled in the event of heavy rain or extreme heat. 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, cobblestones, pavers, uneven grades, paths, grades, curbs, and grass. Wear suitable footwear and comfortable clothing. Have fun, and stay safe.