Overview

Built by Charles F. Nelms, a local contractor, for his family around 1899 this beautifully restored Victorian beauty features native landscaping, period furniture, and oral histories.  The Nelms House is available for rentals for events.

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Tours by appointment

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Historic House Portrait Sessions
Come visit the Nelms House, a town historic landmark, for indoor and garden photography in June, during Smithfield’s Summertime Celebration, and through September. Have fun exploring the rooms to take photography in this Victorian and Art Deco designed venue. Take photos in a native plant garden designed for environmental management and wildlife habitat. If interested in participating in a Nelms House Photo Exhibit, ask about guidelines. While photographing, enjoy High Tea/Coffee Refreshments ($5/person). If professional photographers visit the venue during Fri and Sat noon to 5 p.m. when discounts are available for photo sessions booked in 2019. During the visit, just sign the Photographer Registry to receive your 2019 discount! Special Portrait Session Offer! You can book portrait sessions in advance at the Nelms House and other historic district shops with Heather Hughes Photography offering family, engagement, senior and portrait sessions for visitors starting at $250. Please inquire for more additional information about Heather’s advance booking and portraits at other historic district shops. (757) 870-4006, heatherhughesphotography@gmail.com orwww.heatherhughesphotography.com

Start Date : June 11, 2019
End Date : September 30, 2019

Tuesday, 23 July | Smithfield, VA


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