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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 2 May 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 22 October 2016
Charmell S
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May 1, 2018
“Impressive Owner”
May 29, 2017
“Bad Neighborhood”
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2803 Oak Ave, Newport News, VA 23607-3713
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Reviewed 2 May 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

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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.

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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!!

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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

2  Thank Charmell S
Reviewed 13 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.

2  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 4 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 15 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
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