Wake Forest Historical Museum

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the museum has suspended public operations until further notice. Staff will be checking emails and voicemail regularly and responding as quickly as possible to questions and concerns. Please check back for updates. Thank you for understanding.

Plan a Visit

Visit the the Wake Forest Historical Museum at 414 N. Main Street in downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina. Tour the historic Calvin Jones House, visit the new museum building’s exhibits, and stroll through the gardens.

Visitors interested in the history of Wake Forest College will find exhibits dedicated to the Medical School, Law School, and legendary sports programs and athletes. Visitors will also enjoy exhibits depicting life in the Town of Wake Forest, the Mill Village, Forestville, the Harricane and other surrounding areas. Our collections and exhibits continue to expand as families, churches, schools, and service organizations donate artifacts.

Please allow 30 to 60 minutes to enjoy all of our exhibits and tour the Calvin Jones House.


The museum is open to visitors each week Tuesday through Friday, except on public holidays. The museum is also open on Sundays from March through December, depending on volunteer availability.

Group tours can be arranged at other times by telephoning the museum at 919-556-2911 or emailing morrisce@wfu.edu. To schedule a class visit or field trip visit the Educator Resources page or email soleims@wfu.edu.


There is no charge to visit the Wake Forest Historical Museum.


Persons interested in doing research in the archives should telephone ahead or email Ed Morris, Executive Director, at morrisce@wfu.edu to make an appointment.

The Old Well at the Wake Forest Historical Museum