Wake Forest Historical Museum

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Location & Directions

The Wake Forest Historical Museum is located at 414 N. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Parking

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.

Directions

From Raleigh and Points South

Driving north from Raleigh on Hwy 1 (Capital Blvd.) turn right at the first Wake Forest exit (South Main Street/US 1-A.) Continue until the street ends at the old campus in front of the Wake Forest Baptist Church. Turn right. Go through the next stop light and take a right onto the next street, North Main. The Calvin Jones house is in the third block on the right.

From Durham and Points West

Take Hwy 98 continuing under Hwy 1/Capital Blvd. Go through the next three stop lights. (The campus will be on your left.) After the third stop light take a right onto the first street, North Main. The Calvin Jones house is in the third block on the right.

From Franklinton and Points North

Take Hwy 1/Capital Blvd south toward Raleigh. Take the first Wake Forest exit. Turn left onto Hwy 98. Go through the next three stop lights. (The campus will be on your left.) Take a right onto the first street, North Main, after the third stop light. The Calvin Jones house is in the third block on the right. 

From Rocky Mount and Points East

Take Hwy 98 west into Wake Forest. After passing under the railroad bridge, take a right at the stop light (Front Street/US 1-A.) Turn onto the next street on the right, North Main. The Calvin Jones house is in the third block on the right.

Lodging

A Hampton Inn is located at 12318 Wake Union Church Road, ten minutes from the Calvin Jones house off Capital Boulevard. 919-554-0222.

A Holiday Inn Express Suites Wakefield is located at 11400 Common Oaks ten minutes from the Calvin Jones house off Capital Boulevard. 919-570-5550.

Other accommodations are located in North Raleigh approximately 10 miles from Wake Forest.

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