Ambassador Pass

Each January, the yearly Ambassador Pass program is underwritten by those attractions that normally charge a fee. The program is designed to encourage Newport News residents and current City of Newport News employees to be a "visitor in their own hometown."

The pass offers residents and employees an opportunity to learn more about the wealth of activities available in their city's museums, parks, and historic homes so that they can share this information with visiting friends and family.

Also, be sure to visit these FREE attractions all year-round (donations appreciated): The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center, The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, the US Army Transportation Museum, The Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center and our many parks.

Featured Attractions & Dates

January 8 - 14, 2022

Lee Hall Mansion (Open Thur - Sat)

Virginia Living Museum (Open daily)



January 15, 2022

James A. Fields House (Open Sat, Jan. 15 only)

January 15 - 21, 2022

Endview Plantation (Open Thur - Sat)

Peninsula SPCA & Barnyard (Open Mon - Sat)

January 22, 2022

Lee Hall Depot (Open Sat, Jan. 22 only)

January 22 - 28, 2022

Virginia War Museum (Open Thur - Sat)

The Mariners' Museum and Park (Open daily)

Pass Pick up locations

Pass distribution will begin on Monday, December 20, 2021, and can be picked up at the following locations below with proof of Newport News residency or current city employment:

Newport News Visitor Center

13560 Jefferson Avenue, Open Daily 9 am-5 pm

Closed Dec. 24-25, 2021 & Jan. 1, 2022

Newport News Tourism Office

702 Town Center Drive, Open Monday–Friday 9 am-5 pm

Closed Dec. 24 & 31, 2021

Communications Office - Newport News City Hall

2400 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor, Open Monday–Friday 8 am-5 pm

Closed Dec. 24 & 31, 2021

For more information about the 2022 Newport News Ambassador Pass, call the Newport News Visitor Center at 757-886-7777.

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