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 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 and our many parks.

Featured Attractions & Dates

January 2-8, 2018

Peninsula SPCA & Petting Zoo

Virginia Living Museum

January 9-15, 2018

Lee Hall Mansion

Peninsula Fine Arts Center

January 16-22, 2018

The Mariners' Museum and Park

Endview Plantation

January 23-29, 2018

Virginia War Museum


Passes 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 (Closing at 1 PM on December 24, Closed all day on December 25 and January 1, 2018)
Newport News Tourism Office, 702 Town Center Drive; Open Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM and Saturdays, 10-3 PM (Closing at 1 PM on December 22, Closed December 23 - 26 and January, 1 2018)
City Manager's Office, Newport News City Hall, 2400 Washington Avenue, 10th floor; Open Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM (Closing at Noon on December 22, Closed December 23 - 26 and January 1, 2018)

For more information about the 2018 Newport News Ambassador Pass, call the Newport News Visitor Center at 757.886.7777.