HOURS: The Old Jail is closed for the winter. It will reopen March 7, 2016.
Contact LaVonne, "The Jailor", at, to arrange a visit at other times or for research questions.

VETERANS:We are working on a second edition of a book on New Kent Veterans. Please help us with any information you have - Veteran Info

The Historical Society

The New Kent Historical Society
PO Box 24
New Kent, VA 23124


Phone: 804-510-3826

The New Kent Historical Society, based in the Old Jail at 12007 Courthouse Circle, collects, preserves and disseminates information relating to history, antiquities and literature of New Kent County, Virginia. It is organized for historic and educational purposes, and as a resource to the public, to include birth, marriage and death notices starting from the 1600s.


We are now collecting dues for 2016
NKHS Membership


Visit our Bookstore at the Old Jail.
All items in the bookstore are also available by mail.
Bookstore Items

Upcoming Events:


The next general meeting of the Society will be held Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2:30 in the New Kent Historic Courthouse.