Photo courtesy of Newport News Tourism
Photo courtesy of Newport News Tourism

Discover the Treasures of Newport News

Images courtesy of Newport News Tourism

You’ve ridden the rollercoasters and walked the historic streets. Now it’s time to discover the treasures of Newport News, Williamsburg’s neighbor! Witness endangered red wolves, majestic bald eagles and playful river otters at the Virginia Living Museum. Experience the Civil War firsthand at the world-renowned Mariners’ Museum/USS Monitor Center.  


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. Enroll in an art workshop at the new Torggler Fine Arts Center at Christopher Newport University. Travel back in time with a visit to one of our historic homes or Lee Hall Depot, a restored 1881 train depot. Spend a day in the great outdoors in Newport News Park. After a full day sampling all there is to see and do, take in a touring Broadway show or a concert at the spectacular Ferguson Center for the Arts. And don’t forget the Toast the Coast: Beer, Wine and Shine Trail to check out some craft-beverage hot spots, like Tradition Brewing Co., Ironclad Distillery, Coastal Fermentory, and 1700 Brewing. 

Let our experienced staff at the Newport News Visitor Center help plan your day. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, the Newport News Visitor Center is located at 13560 Jefferson Ave. (Exit 250B from I-64), at the entrance to Newport News Park. Call 757-886-7777 or visit for more information.