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.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; in 1969, the Union Kempsville High School graduated its last class due to the city-wide integration of schools.


  • 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and one Saturday a month
  • 2017: Nov. 4, & Dec. 9
  • 2018: Saturdays to be determined
  • Closed January 2018

Note: This museum is closed when Virginia Beach Public Schools are closed, including the week of Spring Break.

Available weekdays for group tours with advance reservations.



Area: Centerville / Kempsville

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

(757) 385-5100

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