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Wake Forest Historical Museum

414 N Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2324
+1 919-556-2911
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very nice small museum & tour of Dr. Calvin Jones house

At this museum you will learn the history of the Wake Forest College (1834) prior to it's move to... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
cheryl h
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Durham, North Carolina
Interesting local history

We took our grand kids here to learn about the town where they live. It's located in the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Mary S
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Indian Lake, United States
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414 N Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2324
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

At this museum you will learn the history of the Wake Forest College (1834) prior to it's move to Winston-Salem. The exhibits cover the law school, the med school, and the sports programs (Arnold Palmer went there). We like to self-tour (to move at our...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

We took our grand kids here to learn about the town where they live. It's located in the beautiful historic area of WF. The museum was very interesting and the staff helpful. Our visit started with a short video which told of the beginning of...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A great place about WF history. The people work there are very kind and friendly! If you schedule a tour, they will detail introduce you this city. Really enjoy the tour! Thanks for everyone works there!

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Visit this museum! As a 60-year-old native of the area (I grew up near Rolesville) now living elsewhere, I was in Wake Forest and had a couple free hours before meeting my brother for a round of golf. So I decided to visit the Wake...More

2  Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

The presentation was fun and gave us all information of the history in the area. Well presented and crowd participation was also interesting. The Museum is so well set up.

Thank Northcountrychick
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

This collection of artifacts, photos, audio-video displays, and the well informed staff helped me to better understand and appreciate Wake Forest, NC.

Thank KnowsItalian
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Small museum but don't let that fool you - it's full of lots of information and historical items that tell the story of Wake Forest when the college was here. Beautiful gardens and friendly people. Worth a visit!

1  Thank ktharr
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

There is a lot that happened in Wake Forest. I didn't truly appreciate living in the town until I visited the museum to see how it took part in American history.

Thank Tiffany S
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Lovely garden, lovely historical house and very interesting visit where we learned a lot about the life in Wake Forest in the 1800. Worth the visit

Thank Savytrotter
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

This is a very small museum but really well done tells the history of Wake Forest College (now Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem) and the town of Wake Forest. The best thing about it is it's free. There is a lot of memorabilia of the...More

1  Thank Don N
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