400 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Mailing Address:
521 Middle Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center is located on the corner of High and Court streets in Historic Olde Towne Portsmouth.

PACC closed until further notice. Check back for reopening dates soon.

**UPDATE ON OPERATIONS OF THE PORTSMOUTH MUSEUMS REGARDING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS** Out of an abundance of caution and due to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all City of Portsmouth’s Department of Museums (including the Children’s Museum of Virginia, the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, the Lightship Portsmouth Museum, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, and the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum) are closed to the general public. Please be advised that despite media reports of museum openings in the Commonwealth, all Portsmouth Museums will remain closed until further notice. Please stay tuned for updates as they become available on our museum website.


  • Adults (18 & up): $3.00
  • Ages 2-17: $2.00
  • AAA, Senior, and Military with ID: $2.00
  • Children under the age of 2, and Portsmouth Museums members are free.


Parking is available next to the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center. Parking can also be found in two nearby parking garages, one located on County Street and the other located on Middle Street.


Non-flash photography is permitted for personal use, except where noted.  Flash photography, video equipment, and tripods are not permitted by visitors.  Photography must not be disruptive to other visitors or block exhibits and hallways. At times, photographers and staff may be at work documenting museum activities. Your presence implies your consent to the Museum to use your likeness in educational and promotional use.

Press and professional photographers should read the full photography policy.

400 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 · 757-393-8543
Mailing Address: 521 Middle Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, housed in the 1846 Courthouse, is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences in the arts through rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances.

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