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): Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center,  Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, the U.S. Army Transportation Museum,  Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center and our many parks.

Featured Attractions & Dates


January 8 - 14, 2024

January 29 - February 4, 2024

*Must check in at Newport News Visitor Center, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, 9 am-5 pm daily

James A. Fields House (Thursday - Saturday by appointment only)

*Must call 757-813-6014 to schedule visit 

Pass Pick up locations

Pass distribution 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 December 24, 25 and January 1)

Newport News Tourism Office

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

(Closed December 22, 25, 26 and January 1)

Communications Office - Newport News City Hall

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

(Closed December 22, 25, 26 and January 1)

For more information about the 2024 Newport News Ambassador Pass, call the Newport News Visitor Center at 757-886-7777.