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  • James River Reserve Fleet 757-887-3725
    Located at Fort Eustis Army Base
    Commonly known as "The Ghost Fleet," these over 100 retired navy and merchant ships anchored here once carried cargo, missiles, rescue equipment, helicopters,... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Endview Plantation 757-887-1862
    362 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA 23603
    Built by Colonel William Harwood, Jr., signer of the Virginia Resolves, this home has experienced the ordeal of three wars. The home was visited by Generals George... more info  map

  • Hilton Village 757-595-0864
    Located Corner of Warwick Boulevard & Main Street
    America's first federally subsidized planned community, which was built to house additional Newport News Shipyard workers, this village is recognized by the Virginia... more info  map

  • Lee Hall Mansion 757-888-3371
    163 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA 23603
    This Italianate mansion constructed by wealthy planter, Richard Decauter Lee, has been beautifully restored to its pre-Civil War splendor and the home once served as a... more info  map

  • Matthew Jones House 757-898-5090
    P.O. Box 4468, Newport News, VA 27602
    Located on Harrison Road at Fort Eustis Base
    A Virginia Historic Landmark and an Historic American Building, this historic home has been designed as an architectural museum house exposing three historic periods. ... more info  map

  • Old Warwick County Courthouse 757-247-8487
    14421 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, VA 23602
    A tiny, but sophisticated courthouse built in the first decade of the 19th century that served Warwick County, which no longer exists, until the last part of the 19th... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Victory Arch 757-247-8451
    Located at 25th Street & West Avenue
    Returning WWI troops disembarked from ships and marched through this arch in victory parades. Today, the arch serves as a memorial with an eternal flame burning for all... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Poquoson Public Library 757-868-3060
    500 City Hall Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662
    Located in the City Hall Complex
    The Poquoson Public Library is normally open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 5:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • Mariners' Museum, The 757-596-2222
    100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
    One of the largest international maritime history museums, this museum is filled with prized artifacts that celebrate the spirit of seafaring adventure. Visitors of the... more info  map

  • Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center, The 757-247-2360
    2803 Oak Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607
    The restored home of respected African-American attorney, J. Thomas Newsome, and his wife, Mary Winfield Newsome, this elegant Queen Anne residence served as the hub of... more info  map

  • Peninsula Fine Arts Center 757-596-8175
    101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
    An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this nonprofit organization is dedicated to promoting art appreciation and education through a diverse schedule of... more info  map

  • Poquoson Museum, The 757-868-6830
    968 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662
    The Poquoson Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of the City of Poquoson. more info

  • U.S. Army Transportation Museum 757-878-5251
    Building 300, Besson Hall, Newport News, VA 23602
    Located at Fort Eustis Army Base
    More than 200 years of Army transportation history is depicted through models, dioramas, and life-size displays at this museum which also contains an outdoor display... more info  map

  • Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900
    524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601
    A sanctuary for orphaned, non-releasable or injured animals, the Virginia Living Museum is home to more than 250 species of animals native to Virginia, including... more info  map

  • Virginia War Museum 757-247-8523
    9285 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23607
    American military history unfolds at this museum where American military history from 1775 to the present is highlighted through weapons, vehicles, uniforms, insignia,... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Christopher Newport Park 757-926-8451
    2500 West Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602
    Memorials to Collis P. Huntington, founder of Newport News Shipbuilding, can be found at this urban park which was the site of the Congress-Cumberland Overlook,... more info  map

  • Newport News Park 757-886-7912
    13564 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602
    One of the largest municipal parks in the country, this 8,000 acre oasis offers a variety of amenities on site including a 188 site campground, 30 miles of hiking and... more info  map

  • Peninsula SPCA & Petting Zoo 757-595-1399
    523 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601
    A nonprofit, charitable organization supported by donations that is dedicated to promoting animal welfare and maintains a petting zoo and exotic animal area that is open... more info  map


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