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Historic Onancock School

Historic Onancock School community culture recreation

Business Name: Historic Onancock School

Address: 6 College Ave

Phone: 757-302-1331

Existing Website:

Hours of Operation: The building is open  9-5 Mon-Sat, individual studios are open for special events, shows and classes on an individual basis and by appointment. The office is open Mon-Thurs. 9-4. The grounds are open to the public 24/7

About the Business: Historic Onancock School Community & Cultural Center, a 501(c)3 organization is a 13 acre oasis in the heart of Onancock VA. The Onancock School property has been educating children on the Eastern Shore for over 150 years. The present building, now 96 years old, continues to work toward  transformation to an environmentally conscious community & cultural center to benefit all residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore.

The historic school building, now 100% accessible with the recent installation of a lift and accessible rest room,  is home to artisans and craftspeople,makers and entrepreneurs - many working studios are open on weekends. The Waterman’s Heritage Museum of the Eastern Shore is also a must-see for a fun informational and educational walk through our rich maritime history. Outdoors, open spaces and ball fields are available for walking, frisbee, people & pet exercise and picnics. Our state of the art new playground area is equipped with a handicap swing and soft rubber mulch. New additions in 2021 also include several seating areas and a picnic area for gathering, sharing a meal or as an outdoor classroom. Ride a bike or walk the handicap-accessible path along the native plant nature trail created by the Eastern Shore Master Naturalists, be sure to stop by  the observation deck along the Onancock Creek where wildlife is abundant. The website and facebook page list monthly events and happenings.