World-class attractions, unique shopping opportunities, great restaurants and a wide variety of entertainment choices are only a few of the many reasons to visit Newport News. At the world-renowned Mariners’ Museum, for example, you can experience the Civil War firsthand. Marvel at the small personal objects – a monogrammed silver spoon, buttons, and fragments of a silk handkerchief – unearthed inside the turret of the USS Monitor. At the awe-inspiring Virginia Living Museum, meet the animals that live in a mountain cove, cypress swamp, limestone cave and the Chesapeake Bay.
Travel back in time at Endview Plantation, Lee Hall Mansion, the James A. Fields House and The Newsome House Museum. Spend some time with llamas, alpacas, goats and even a peacock at the Peninsula SPCA Petting Zoo. Imagine the courage of those who fought for freedom at the Virginia War Museum. See a truck that walks and a ship that flies at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum. Explore the ever-changing world of art at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. Spend a day in the great outdoors at Newport News Park, a 7,711-acre oasis offering activities from hiking, biking, fishing and boating to archery, disc golf and a high-ropes course. Challenge yourself to a round of golf at one of our three courses, including Deer Run, rated 4 stars by Golf Digest.
Shop till you drop at the national retailers in Patrick Henry Mall and Jefferson Commons or visit our unique locally owned stores in Port Warwick, City Center at Oyster Point and Historic Hilton Village. Enjoy the best in Southern cuisine – including fresh seafood – at one of our many restaurants. Take in a touring Broadway show or other performance at the spectacular Ferguson Center for the Arts, the nostalgic Peninsula Community Theatre or the delightful Ella Fitzgerald Theater. You’ll find plenty of choices, from musicals to dance, drama to big band music, plus special productions just for kids.
From Newport News, it takes just minutes to get to Williamsburg and it’s only a short drive to Virginia Beach. To learn more about our city, call one of our friendly travel counselors at 888-493-7386. The Visitor Center is located at 13560 Jefferson Avenue (exit 250B from I-64) and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Don’t forget to ask about our Newport News Combination Ticket and save big on one-time admission to seven attractions: Endview Plantation, Lee Hall Mansion, The Mariners’ Museum/USS Monitor Center, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, the Peninsula SPCA Petting Zoo, the Virginia Living Museum and the Virginia War Museum. Visit our website or follow us on Facebook for all there is to see and do in Newport News – Where Great Things Are Happening!