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The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center

2803 Oak Ave, Newport News, VA 23607-3713
+1 757-247-2360
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Bad Neighborhood

The Newsome House Museum would be a great place to visit if it wasn't in a bad neighborhood. Bad... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Laura Giovanna Á
Amazing Discovery

Take your family there, you won't be disappointed I promise. The history and stories come alive... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Newport News, Virginia
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  • Terrible7%
29 May 2017
“Bad Neighborhood”
22 Dec 2016
“Amazing Discovery”
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2803 Oak Ave, Newport News, VA 23607-3713
+1 757-247-2360
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

The Newsome House Museum would be a great place to visit if it wasn't in a bad neighborhood. Bad for children drug dealers and prostitutes are standing on the corner.

Thank Laura Giovanna Á
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Take your family there, you won't be disappointed I promise. The history and stories come alive once you step through the doors. My grandchildren loved it and so did I. We'll be going back!!

Thank trueandlivinggod1
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I was moved and inspired by my visit to the Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center. We were courteously greeted and welcomed in for a tour. Not only did we learn some interesting history about J Thomas Newsome who was an impressive individual who came...More

1  Thank Charmell S
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very interesting history of this museum. Parking in the back. Make sure that you go 10 blocks away to the waterfront. Beautiful view and nice houses.

1  Thank c3a3m3
Reviewed 22 November 2015

I enjoyed stopping by the Newsome House, though i didn't get to go inside, the information about Mr. Newsome and how he has achieved so much is enough to want to learn more about him.

1  Thank elmolover81
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I beautiful house. Steeped in history. Wonderful for a venue for a bridal shower, small wedding, or baby shower. The décor is full of antiques. The staff is very pleasant.

1  Thank Angela B
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I took my kids here for a African American history mini lesson. There is no charge, but a $2 per person donation is suggested. The tour is worth it...the house isn't that big, but our tour guide was very knowledgeable not just about Mr. Newsome...More

1  Thank Illinois Truth B
Reviewed 3 December 2014

YOU would be missing a wealth of regional history. It was founded after a prominent AA attorney. It has been TOTALLY restored while keeping true to the "period" of the original structure, if that makes sense. The house is nestled deep in the SE section...More

1  Thank pky_pook
Reviewed 14 October 2014

This is one of the little known hidden secrets in Newport News, VA. The Victorian style house was the home of Joseph Thomas Newsome, the son of former slaves and one of the first African Americans to practice law before the Supreme Court of VA...More

2  Thank Harriott L
Reviewed 13 July 2014

My tour guide was so friendly and did a great job highlighting the points of history and also giving me time to explore on my own. A unique site and story. An important piece of African-American history.

1  Thank gee0213
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