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The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center

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Impressive Owner

The neighborhood is a little sketchy around the Newsome House, lots of people doing things that it... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
A worthwhile experience

I was moved and inspired by my visit to the Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center. We were... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2016
Charmell S
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2803 Oak Ave, Newport News, VA 23607-3713
+1 757-247-2360
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center is one of the best kept secrets in Newport News. The second floor exhibit space is expertly crafted and tells the story of one of the city's early Aftrican-American leaders. This was Mr. Newsome's home and today serves...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Carlton H
Reviewed May 1, 2018

The neighborhood is a little sketchy around the Newsome House, lots of people doing things that it is better that you don't see, But I had no trouble finding it as my GPS took me right there. The parking lot was completely full when I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Laura Giovanna Á
Reviewed December 22, 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!!

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed October 21, 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

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Charmell S
Reviewed June 12, 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.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank c3a3m3
Reviewed November 22, 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.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank elmolover81
Reviewed August 31, 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.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Angela B
Reviewed July 29, 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

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Illinois Truth B
Reviewed December 3, 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

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank pky_pook
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