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 1908. 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 and special events are held year-round. Parking is free. 

Hours of Operation

Open by appointment only. Call 757-813-6014 for details.

Fees: Suggested donation: $3 adults; $2 children (13-17), seniors and military; Under 13 FREE

Length of Tour: 20 - 30 minutes

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  • Associations / Options
  • NNHA Member
  • African American Heritage
  • Family Fun
  • Historical Homes & Neighborhoods
  • History