Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tours

The Town of Wake Forest will offer the following free Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tours during the spring of 2019:

  • Thursday, March 7; 10 am

  • Thursday, March 14; 1 pm - THIS TOUR IS FULL

  • Thursday, March 28; 10 am - THIS TOUR IS FULL

  • Thursday, April 4; 1 pm - THIS TOUR IS FULL

  • Wednesday, April 17; 10 am - THIS TOUR IS FULL

  • Tuesday, April 23: 1 pm - THIS TOUR IS FULL

  • Thursday, May 2: 10 am - THIS TOUR IS FULL

  • Thursday, May 9; 1 pm - THIS TOUR IS FULL

  • Thursday, May 16; 10 am - THIS TOUR IS FULL

All tours are full.

Walking Tour Overview

These tours will include areas along North Main Street, North Avenue, Front Street, and South Avenue.

Along the way, each group will discuss the developmental and architectural history of the area, along with the significant men and women who lived in the homes. Please note: Tours will not include individual homes.

Know Before You Go 

  • Tours will start promptly at the designated time and be led by architectural historian and Town Historic Preservation Planner Michelle Michael or a member of the Historic Preservation Commission.

  • Each tour will begin at the corner of North Main Street and Walnut Street and end at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. Following each tour, participants may visit the museum and the Dr. Calvin Jones House.

  • Tours take approximately two hours.

  • Space is limited to the first 12 participants to sign up.

  • Pre-registration is required by completing the sign-up form.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Every participant must register individually.


Parking is available behind the Wake Forest Historical Museum and along Juniper Avenue. A limited number of parking spaces are also available along Walnut Street.

Inclement Weather

In the event inclement weather forces the cancellation of a scheduled tour, an email notification will be sent to everyone who has pre-registered announcing the cancellation and the make-up date.

Attention History Buffs!

Anyone interested in the history of Wake Forest is encouraged to visit the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. The museum is free and open Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-noon and 1:30-4:30 pm, and Sundays, 2-5 pm.

The Historic Preservation Commission has also published walking tour brochures of the Downtown Historic District and Local Historic District. Both brochures are available at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. In addition, the Downtown Historic District Tour is available online and the local district will be available online in the coming days.


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Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tours
Senior Planner - Historic Preservation