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Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum

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Museum not open but still enjoyed being there

The Freeman Round House was built in the 1940s by stonemason Oliver Nestus Freeman. The museum... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2015
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina
The Best thing to do on Sunday's in the Summer - Sunday in the Park Concert Series. Excellent.

The best outdoor concerts in the South. It needs to be on the radar of must do for the summer... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2015
Wilson, North Carolina
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Oct 19, 2018
“The New Building is Open and Wonderful ”
Mar 25, 2016
“A unique architectural jewel and small museum”
The Freeman Round House is an African-American Museum. Its purpose is to preserve, promote, and present African-American history, art, and culture to all citizens of Wilson and the region in order to increase the awareness, understanding, and...more
1202 Nash St, Wilson, NC 27893
+1 252-243-2526
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

What great pride and hard work was evident everywhere in the new building we toured this Friday. The Displays were great and the folks at the facility are welcoming. The round house is very nice and the stonework is an artwork that was lucky to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is a very unique architectural jewel in Wilson built by hand by the African Amercian craftsman Oliver Nestus Freeman. On you visit you'll also learn about African Amercian History from the region. The museum holds concerts in their garden that are wonderful.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed March 5, 2016

This is an interesting structure and has historical items inside but it is rather small. The guide inside explained some of the local history and the history of the house. It is worth a stop, but 15-30 minutes is probably plenty of time. There is...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed November 14, 2015

We had a day to spend in Wilson during a 2300 mile road trip. Wilson is something of a sad place, but the Round House Museum caught our eye. As museums go, it's very small with a very limited message and has trouble stacking up...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank ChipD58
Reviewed October 31, 2015

My mom and I enjoyed music on the lawn. There are the 'regulars' and the 'newbies'. This is art/culture at its best with a little diversity built in. Just a darn good time.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Andra' E
Reviewed September 5, 2015

The Freeman Round House was built in the 1940s by stonemason Oliver Nestus Freeman. The museum features the culture and contributions of African Americans to the history of Wilson, NC. Freeman also built houses to help with the housing shortage for the GIs returning from...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank cheryl h
Reviewed June 16, 2015

The best outdoor concerts in the South. It needs to be on the radar of must do for the summer. Old fashion small town good time. Simple and easy the way life use to be.

Date of experience: May 2015
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