Freeman Round House Museum

Freeman Round House Museum The purpose of the Freeman Round House is to preserve, promote and present African-American history, art and culture.
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Operating as usual

The pandemic kept us from our concert series this year, but when we gather again these new benches will be there for eve...
10/25/2020

The pandemic kept us from our concert series this year, but when we gather again these new benches will be there for everyone to enjoy!

We've missed you! Adhering to the state's COVID-19 guidelines, the museum has reopened! Staff will limit the number of v...
05/13/2020

We've missed you!
Adhering to the state's COVID-19 guidelines, the museum has reopened! Staff will limit the number of visitors inside each building in accordance to social-distancing requirements.

Freeman Round House Museum's cover photo
05/13/2020

Freeman Round House Museum's cover photo

Effective immediately, the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House and African-American Museum will be closed until further no...
03/24/2020

Effective immediately, the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House and African-American Museum will be closed until further notice. All programs, tours, and meetings will be rescheduled.

This North Carolina man was one of the most important Civil War leaders, but he was erased from history for 100 years. M...
02/11/2020
This NC man was one of the most important Civil War leaders, but he was erased from history for 100 years

This North Carolina man was one of the most important Civil War leaders, but he was erased from history for 100 years. Meet Abraham Galloway. #BlackHistoryMonth
https://abc11.com/society/meet-the-most-important-civil-war-leader-youve-never-heard-of/5907992/

One of the most important African American leaders of the late 1800s was born in North Carolina, but his accomplishments and influence vanished from history for 100 years.

A sincere thanks to the Arts Council of Wilson, the Moonlight Swing Band, and all who attended last night’s amazing even...
09/21/2019

A sincere thanks to the Arts Council of Wilson, the Moonlight Swing Band, and all who attended last night’s amazing event honoring Bill Myers. We truly appreciate the generous donation!

Thank you to all the organizations, schools, and church groups that visit the museum. We love making history with you!
09/17/2019

Thank you to all the organizations, schools, and church groups that visit the museum. We love making history with you!

Thank you to all the organizations, schools, and church groups that visit the museum. We love making history with you!

06/30/2019

Our last concert of the Summer Series is underway! Come join us! 🎶

Our Summer Concert Series is Back! Join us this Sunday at 6pm. Grab your lawn chair and come out for this FREE family ev...
05/10/2019

Our Summer Concert Series is Back! Join us this Sunday at 6pm. Grab your lawn chair and come out for this FREE family event on the Round House lawn. (weather permitting)

Thank you to all the organizations, schools, and church groups that visit the museum. We love making history with you!
04/14/2019

Thank you to all the organizations, schools, and church groups that visit the museum. We love making history with you!

Thank you to all the organizations, schools, and church groups that visit the museum. We love making history with you!

Freeman Round House Museum's cover photo
10/17/2018

Freeman Round House Museum's cover photo

Check out the ribbon-cutting ceremony for our expansion and re-designed museum.
10/15/2018

Check out the ribbon-cutting ceremony for our expansion and re-designed museum.

Check out the ribbon-cutting ceremony for our expansion and re-designed museum.

10/14/2018
10/14/2018
Huge thanks to The Loyal Leisure Club for all their help getting us ready for our grand opening! We're getting closer!!
10/01/2018

Huge thanks to The Loyal Leisure Club for all their help getting us ready for our grand opening!

We're getting closer!!

Plan to spend your Sunday evenings with us....The Round House Summer Concert Series is back! 🎶
05/21/2018

Plan to spend your Sunday evenings with us....The Round House Summer Concert Series is back! 🎶

05/20/2018

Due to forecasted rain, tonight's Round House concert has been canceled. ☔️ We hope to see you at the next one!

We are just in love with our newly painted artwork. Thanks again to Diana Myers (and family) for all the hard work with ...
04/20/2018

We are just in love with our newly painted artwork. Thanks again to Diana Myers (and family) for all the hard work with this project. ❤

Thank You Willie Perry!
04/17/2018
Thank You Willie Perry!

Thank You Willie Perry!

Please join Willie Perry by supporting my online fundraising campaign on GoFundMe: 'Freeman Roundhouse Museum Campaign'

Getting ready for a new paint job inside our original building. Thanks to LuAnn Munson for leading the way!
04/08/2018

Getting ready for a new paint job inside our original building. Thanks to LuAnn Munson for leading the way!

This weekend brought new changes to our look, thanks to Bill and Diana Myers  (and family!) We can't wait to welcome eve...
04/01/2018

This weekend brought new changes to our look, thanks to Bill and Diana Myers (and family!) We can't wait to welcome everyone back!

We're still closed, but wanted to share our progress! Look how much we've grown!! Can't wait to welcome everyone back.
03/04/2018

We're still closed, but wanted to share our progress! Look how much we've grown!! Can't wait to welcome everyone back.

We're growing! Check out our expansion. We can't wait until it's complete.
09/12/2017

We're growing! Check out our expansion. We can't wait until it's complete.

Today in history...
08/28/2017

Today in history...

Today marks the 54th #anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington! 👏

What an amazing day touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC!
08/16/2017

What an amazing day touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC!

Raise the roof on August 13 at 217 Brew Works from 2-5pm. It's "Brew & Blues" featuring the Triple Wide Band, the Bill M...
07/29/2017

Raise the roof on August 13 at 217 Brew Works from 2-5pm. It's "Brew & Blues" featuring the Triple Wide Band, the Bill Myers Quartet, and special guest blues singer, Vinnie Knight. Proceeds from inside sales go to the Roundhouse. There is no admission charge.

History Moment: On this day in 1960, Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, NC became desegregated after a 6 month sit...
07/25/2017
The Story of the Greensboro Four – Our State Magazine

History Moment: On this day in 1960, Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, NC became desegregated after a 6 month sit-in protest!
https://www.ourstate.com/international-civil-rights-center-and-museum/

Today, the Greensboro Four’s lunch counter and the seats are preserved at the same South Elm Street location in Greensboro as part of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, giving all of us the chance to experience North Carolina’s place in the movement toward equality.

Address

1202 Nash St SE
Wilson, NC
27893

General information

Tours of the museum are available Tuesday - Saturday at the hours below. Admission is FREE. Monday: Closed Tuesday: 9am - 1pm Wednesday: 9am - 1pm Thursday: 9am - 1pm Friday: 9am - 1pm Saturday: 12pm - 4pm Sunday: Closed (expect during summer concert series on the lawn)

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(252) 243-2526

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DO NOT COME ONTO 1300 NASH STREET SE [PRIVATE ESTATE] AND TAKE ANOTHER STONE, MASONRY, SHELL, POT, VASE, OR OUR FAMILY ITEMS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN DONATED TO #FREEMANROUNDHOUSE @BILLMYERS (MY BROTHER TOLD ME WHAT YOU DID WHILE IM IN NYC) SINCERELY, OLIVER NESTUS FREEMAN: DIRECT HEIRS {ROBERT C. TATE & KEVIN E. TATE} I am shocked to hear this, due to my efforts to add to the new gallery and providing you & your wife with never seen pictures & other items from when I cleaned out the house after my mother’s passing. Thank you, Kevin