Wake Forest Historical Museum

All visitors must wear a mask while inside the museum and Calvin Jones House. We appreciate your cooperation!

Plan a Visit

All visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask while inside the museum, regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for your cooperation.

Visit 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.

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Admission

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

All visitors over the age of 2 must wear a mask while inside the museum, regardless of vaccination status. We encourage anyone who is sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to postpone their visit.

Group tours and field trips are not being scheduled at this time.

Museum Film

Visitors can watch the museum’s orientation film during their visit or before on YouTube.

“The Most Rewarding Things,” 2010

Research Visits

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.

Location and Directions

The Wake Forest Historical Museum is located at 414 N. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587. For parking, turn onto Juniper Avenue. There is a paved parking lot directly behind the museum. Limited parking is also available along Walnut Avenue. Buses should turn onto Juniper Avenue and park in the lot behind the museum.