The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center
The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center is the restored 1899 residence of J. Thomas Newsome, a respected attorney, journalist, churchman and civic leader, who prospered as part of the post-Civil War south's new urban African-American middle class. His Queen Anne residence served as the hub of the local black community from which he led the fight for social justice within Virginia. Special events and evening programs are held year-round. Parking is free. The Newsome House is partially wheelchair accessible.
Hours of Operation
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thu-Sat.
Open by appointment Mon-Wed.
Fees: Suggested $2 donation
Length of Tour: 30 minutes
- Associations / Options
- NNHA Member
- African American Heritage
- Family Fun
- Handicapped Accessible
- Historical Homes & Neighborhoods
- Meeting Facilities
- Meeting Facility Sq. Feet: 200
- Banquet Round Style Seating: 18
- Standing Theater Style: 37
- The Newsome House Museum 30th Anniversary Celebration: Our Story Our Voices Photography Exhibit Opening Reception: Oct 22; 5 - 7 p.m.
- 30th Anniversary Celebration Rededication Ceremony: Oct 23; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.