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Charles City County Center for Local History

Charles City History CenterSearch the Online CatalogThe Charles City County Center for Local History is a county-owned reference library and archives located in the Neighborhood Facility at 10600 Courthouse Road. It is staffed by volunteers and open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday and Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The collection includes books, periodicals, microfilm, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, pictures and videos, including many rare or unique items pertaining to Charles City and the surrounding region.  Volunteers do not conduct paid genealogical research, but will perform simple research tasks in response to telephone or email queries.  For more information call 804-652-1516 or e-mail info@charlescity.org. Follow us on Facebook - facebook.com/CCCHistory


Heritage Public Library

Charles City History CenterThe Heritage Public Library serves the residents of Charles City and New Kent via library facilities in both counties.  The Charles City Branch is located in the multi-purpose room of the new courthouse, 10780 Courthouse Road.  The New Kent facility is located at 6215 Chesapeake Circle. The collection includes books, movies, and audio and electronic books. Computers with Internet are available to library cardholders.

To learn more call 804-966-2480 or visit  www.heritagepubliclibrary.org.

Library Hours (Charles City):
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 1pm – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm

To see our calendar click here.

A fundraising campaign is underway to build a new library facility which will house both the public library and the history center. The library campaign website is coming soon to charlescitylibrary.org.


Kittiewan Archeology Research CenterKittiewan Archeology Research Center

The Archeology Society of Virginia is headquartered at Kittiewan Plantation, 12103 Weyanoke Road, and maintains a library that is open on days the plantation is open for tours and otherwise by appointment.  The collection includes reference materials on archeology, history, Native Americans, antiques and a variety of other subjects.  For additional information call (804) 829-2272 or visit www.kittiewanplantation.org


Reference Libraries in our region:

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Library of Virginia 
Mariners' Museum
Museum of the Confederacy
Richmond History Center
Virginia Historical Society