Wake Forest Historical Museum: Free Admission

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 REG HOURS: (TUES-FRI) 9am to noon and 1:30 to 4:30pm SUNDAY HOURS: 2-5pm (Dependent on Volunteers) CONTACT: 919-556-2911

The Historic Lake and Patterson Houses

It’s strange how these homes, inextricably linked to one of Wake Forest’s most important families, went on the market on exactly the same day. One is the Patterson House at … Continue reading

August 24, 2019 · 8 Comments

A Lifetime of Friendship: A Gift to the Museum

Throughout the 1940s-50s, Murray Greason (WFC ‘59, JD ‘62), James Mackie ( WFC ‘60), Larry Harris, and Tommy Holding were the boys everyone knew. They played, schemed, and cavorted through town. And the … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Saying Good-Bye to the Cullom House

It’s like the death of a friend, really… saying good-bye to an old house that’s been around for 124-years. It’s especially painful when the house is such a good one. … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 7 Comments

A Haunting Halloween on North Main

(CIRCA Magazine – a travel column from the Wake Forest Historical Museum) North Main Street on Halloween night is a ghostly, glittery strobe-lit extravaganza—and a local tradition. With cobwebs fluffed … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

When all the world, at least in the South, was young.

This Civil War story from Fannie Powers Dodd, great-granddaughter of Dr. Samuel Wait and Sarah “Sally” Merriam Wait, was recently rediscovered during an overhaul of the museum’s vertical files. The … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

North Main Street

After the Railroad station helped establish a thriving business district, houses started springing up around Wake Forest College. Many of them, built for local businessmen and professors, covered several blocks … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

How to find us at 414 N. Main Street, Wake Forest

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 … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 2 Comments