Wilson Museums

Imagination Station Science and History Museum
224 East Nash St Wilson, NC 27893 
252-291-5113  252-291-2968 
Open Tues - Sat 9 am - 5 pm (Admission fee)

Imagination Station Science MuseumLocated in historic downtown Wilson, the Imagination Station Science and History Museums mission is to provide hands-on learning for all ages on a variety of science subjects. We feature interactive exhibits that are fun for all ages. Come and visit the new Sphere Exhibit where you can learn everything there is to know about the earth we live on. Can you out run a bear, bat or cheetah? Come try your luck with "Race the Wild' to see if you are faster or slower than a variety of animals. Think you're strong? Try our Simple Machine Exhibits to see if you can lift 100 pounds. Is your health important to you? See how big our teeth are as you learn about your body or try to figure out the optical illusion with our "Mirror Magic" exhibit. Is there an animal lover in your family? We also slither 'n slide with our live animal collections. Our favorite is our Blue Tongue Skink. What is yours?

Do you have Pre-K kids in your family? We invite you to enjoy our new "Curiosity Corner." This room is designed as a cozy atmosphere for the little ones to explore x-rays, nature, movement and more!

Would you like to learn about another science topic? Don't forget to ask about our free public programs, Fabulous Fridays (free admission to the museum) or group presentations. We just love to freeze our groups with liquid nitrogen experiments or give them a little scare as we make Pop, Fizz or Boom as we talk about matter.

Please visit our website for more information about our Traveling Exhibits!

North Carolina Baseball Museum
Fleming Stadium  300 Stadium St
Wilson, NC 27893 
Located at Fleming Stadium at 300 Stadium Street, the Museum has over 3328 square feet and showcases Baseball memorabilia of many aspects from across North Carolina. Memorabilia is from ball players that played in North Carolina, such as Catfish Hunter, Hoyt Wilhelm, Gaylord Perry, Enos Slaughter, Rick Ferrell and Buck Leonard. Players that have played at Fleming Stadium include Ted Williams, Richie Ashburn, and Robin Roberts. The Museum features a "Walk of Fame", a collection of bricks to show memory, honor and recognition to NC's baseball players. The museum is open year round and is run by volunteers. For more information call (252) 399-2261 or 399-2262 Directions: Exit 121, 1-95, take 264 Hwy. East, go 6 miles, turn right on Ward Boulevard. Go to the second light, turn left, take the third right on Stadium Street. Museum is located at Fleming Stadium.

Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum
1202 Nash St Wilson, NC 27893 
Tues - Sat 9am - 4pm
The Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House is a museum featuring the artifacts that depict the culture and contributions of African Americans to the history and development of Wilson. The house was built in 1946 by Freeman who was a noted local black stone mason. He built the Freeman residence and other houses to help alleviate the housing shortage for GI's returning from the war. Freeman built a round house that is said to be made of stone. The house is actually built of variety of materials including bottles, tree sapplings, and string.

The museum is staffed by volunteers, and is a popular tourist attraction for Wilson.

Directions: Exit 121, 1-95, take 264 Hwy. East, go 6 miles, turn right on Ward Boulevard, go 2 miles. Intersection of Hwy. 301 turn left. 002 miles, turn left at the intersection of Hwy. 264 and Hines Street. Round House is located on the right off of East Nash Street.

Railroad Modelers Train
The Antique Barn  2810 Forest Hills Blvd
Wilson, NC 27893 
Open Saturdays 10am - 4pm
The Wilson Area Railroad Modelers Train is located on the second floor of the Antique Barn & Train Shop. The train operates over a double-track main line that extends 7 (seven) scale miles long and traverses 65 modules, each individually owned and detailed by club members.

In addition to spectacular scenic features such as mountains, bridges and trestles, there are two main yards and one staging yard with a total capacity of 2000 cars. The track consists of a capacity of 60 engines.

Nearby Attractions

Porch Tours
Wilson, NC 27893 
Wilson offers walk by Porch Tours through Historic Neighborhoods. The architectural treasures have been enjoyed for centuries. Expect to find ornate brackets, turned, chamfered, fluted & tapered columns, large wrap around victorian porches and bungalow homes.

Tobacco Farm Life
Hwy. 301 Kenly, NC  
Open Mon. - Sat. 9:30. 5:00 pm, Sun. 2:00-5:00 pm. (Admission charged)
The Tobacco Farm Life demonstrates how families lived and worked in the tobacco industry. Visit an authentic farmhouse, see artifacts, or smell the sweet aroma of cured tobacco. Admission charged.

Charles B. Aycock Birthplace
Fremont, NC  
Admission is Free.
The Charles B. Aycock historical site features the governor's mid-nineteenth century farmstead, including a smoke house, pantry, kitchen, com barn, outhouse, school house and stables.

P.L. Woodard House
Center St Black Creek, NC 27813 
Open 2nd Sunday of each month 2:00-4:00 pm.
A restoration of the P.L. Woodard House in Black Creek, located downtown on Center St.

Country Doctor Museum
Bailey, NC  
Located in two small restored physician offices circa 1857, The Country Doctor Museum contains the Apothecary Shop, physicians office, exhibit area, and a medicinal herb garden.

Dan Finch Pottery
Bailey, NC  
Dan Finch Pottery is located on family farm devoted to growing blueberry plants, pottery production and building bluebird nesting boxes. In addition, the farm is also the location of Homes for Bluebirds, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted solely to the preservation of bluebirds. All pottery is made, glazed, and fired at the farm studio.