Wake Forest University is located away from downtown Winston-Salem; however, a new development from the school called Wake Downtown also offers undergraduates the chance to take classes and do research in a more central part of the city. Visit the various parts of the university campus, and then take in some of the historical highlights of Winston-Salem.
Student-led campus tours are held on weekdays when school is in session, as well as on some Saturdays in the fall and spring. Reserving a spot on a tour is required. You can schedule your visit on the school's website.
Wake Forest has a storied athletic past. Be sure to check out the on-campus Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. You can also attend sports games while visiting; Wake Forest has well-established male and female programs in soccer, volleyball, track and field, and more.
Salem was founded in 1766, Winston in 1849. As such, there are numerous historical points of interest around town. The Reynolda House Museum of American Art is not far from campus, and is housed in a beautiful historic mansion. Closer to downtown, the Old Salem Museums & Gardens offers a peak into local 18th century life of Moravian settlers. The institution is home to several National Historic Landmark buildings.