HOURS: The Old Jail, located at 12007 Courthouse Circle in New Kent, is open Mondays 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. (except holidays).
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

Writing Contest

NKHS is sponsoring a writing contest for middle school students in New Kent. Entries are due by April 4, 2014.
Writing Contest 2014

The Historical Society

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


Phone: 804-966-8587

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.

New Kent Museum

The Historical Society plans to purchase the Martha Dandridge Woman's Club building, which was originally a two room school house built in 1870, and then create a museum to preserve the history of our county. Please send your donations (tax deductable) to:
New Kent Historical Society
P.O. Box 24
New Kent, VA 23124 .

Next Meeting

The Society will hold its summer meeting in July.


We are now collecting dues for 2014
Membership Form


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