James A. Fields House

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James A. Fields (1844-1903) was a teacher, lawyer and member of the Virginia House of Delegates. The house was used by Mr. Fields as his law office and primary residence from 1897 to 1903. In 1908, it housed the first Newport News hospital for Blacks. Today, this restored home gives visitors a glimpse into the life of the African-American community in Newport News during the 1900s. Guided tours are available by appointment only and special events are held on occasion during the year. Parking is free.

Hours of Operation

Open by appointment only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm. Call 757-813-6014 for details.

Fees: Admission: $5 adults; $3 children (4 - 12), $4 seniors and military; Under 3 FREE

Length of Tour: 20 - 30 minutes

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  • Associations / Options
  • NNHA Member
  • African American Heritage
  • Family Fun
  • Historical Homes & Neighborhoods
  • History
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Meeting Facility Sq. Feet: Outdoor use
  • Banquet Round Style Seating: Outdoor
  • Standing Theater Style: Outdoor