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There is plenty to do around the Wake Forest area. One major attraction in the community is the Wake Forest College Birthplace, which is located in the Wake Forest Historic District at the historic Calvin Jones House.


The Society collects, preserves and exhibits historically significant artifacts in relation to both the history of the Town of Wake Forest, as well as the history of Wake Forest University. The Society’s collection includes books, college publications, documents, photographs and further memorabilia. The Wake Forest College Birthplace can be found at 450 N. Main Street. More information can be obtained by calling the Society at (919) 556-2911 or by visiting

The Factory in Wake Forest is the premier place for entertainment, shopping, dining, recreation and education. This major facility is equipped with the Factory Ice House, the Factory Soccerplex, the YMCA at the Factory, the Factory Skateboard Park, the Factory Arcade, indoor batting cages, seasonal events and much more. Several businesses are open for all shopping and dining needs as well. The Factory is located at U.S. 1A/S. Main Street. Learn more by calling the Factory at (919) 453-1839 or online at

Nearby Youngsville is home to the 55-acre Hill Ridge Farms, an excellent site for entertainment, recreation and education. Wake Forest’s proximity to the capital city of Raleigh means residents and visitors have easy access to such renowned attractions as the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of History, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the RBC Center, home of the Carolina Hurricanes; and Triangle Town Center, a regional shopping destination.

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