The Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House is a museum featuring 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 GIs 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 saplings and string.
The Museum is staffed by volunteers and is a popular tourist attraction for Wilson.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
1202 Nash Street E
Wilson, NC 27893