J.C. Graves Museum

Located on Route 633 (Rosemont Road) near Walkerton, the J.C. Graves Museum offers visitors information about local and national African-American history, slavery, military service and accomplishments. Local artifacts, historic photographs and items used on nearby plantations are also on display. The museum is located in a former one-room school behind New Mount Zion Baptist Church. The school was built shortly after 1895 as a public school for African-American children by the Newtown School Trustees and operated by the King and Queen County School Board. Rev. J.C. Graves, Pastor of New Mount Zion Baptist Church, taught school there for many years. The school was closed in 1937 and the building purchased by the church. Visits by appointment only. Call 804-769-2357.