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Lee Hall Depot Volunteer

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  • 30 people are interested

Be a part of the opening of a new historic site in Newport News! The Lee Hall Train Depot will open to the public in April. Volunteers are needed to greet visitors, provide information on the history of the site, monitor interactive exhibits, and assist with special events and programs. The time commitment is once a month ideally on Saturdays for a three-hour shift. Training session(s) will take place in the winter and early spring. For an application and additional information email nnhistoricsites@nnva.gov.

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About Lee Hall Depot


c/o Lee Hall Mansion, 163 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA 23603, US

Mission Statement

The Historic Services Division enhances quality of life for Newport News residents and visitors by interpreting and preserving the City’s historic resources, fostering community engagement, and connecting Newport News to the broader context of American history.


Lee Hall Depot was erected circa 1881 on the Chesapeake & Ohio rail line. The depot gave rise to the village of Lee Hall. A wood Stick-style building consisting of a two-story central section flanked by single-story wings, the depot also served communities in lower James City County. It is the only remaining station of five on the Lower Virginia Peninsula that resulted from the railroad’s expansion into Warwick County (present-day Newport News). Passenger service at the station ended in the late 1970s, and in 2008 CSX (formerly C&O Railroad) donated the depot to the City of Newport News. The City relocated the building across the tracks to prevent its demolition. The Depot is expected to open to the public as a museum in April 2021.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


9 Elmhurst St.Newport News, VA 23603



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Customer Service
  • Program Management
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of three hours a month. Most shifts will take place on Saturdays.

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