Plan a Visit

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.


9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Tours of the historic Calvin Jones House are dependent on staff availability. Visitors may call ahead to confirm tour availability. The self-guided galleries are always available during visiting hours.


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

We encourage anyone who is sick or feeling unwell to postpone their visit.

Museum Film

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

“The Most Rewarding Things,” 2010

Research Visits

Please visit our Plan a Research Visit page before visiting the museum.

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.