Princess Anne County Training School Union Kempsville High School Museum

Princess Anne County Training School was the first high school for African Americans in Princess Anne County. The school was a result of the African American community in the 1930s working together to raise money to build a school so their children could receive a proper education.

The money raised was used to purchase four acres of land. The land and $2000 were given to the school board but it made no attempt to build a school. So in 1934 a temporary school was established on the property of the Union Baptist Church. In 1938, a four-room high school was finally built. Between 1949 and 1962 several additions were made to the school.

In 1962 the Princess Anne County Training School changed its name to Union Kempsville High School. And in 1969 Union Kempsville High School graduated its last class due to the city-wide integration of schools.

Thurs, Fri & 1 Sat/month: 10am to 4pm
Closed Sundays and days that school is not in session. Available by appointment for group tours.

  • Admission Fee:
    Daily Admission to Union Kempsville Museum is Free Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more for special tours with advance notice. Please call (757) 648-6006 for prices and reservations.

Area: Centerville / Kempsville

Address: Located inside Renaissance Academy
5100 Cleveland Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

(757) 648-6006

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