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Ambassador Pass Month - When Locals Become Tourists in Newport News

It’s that time of year again! The Ambassador Pass, available for residents and city government employees, is back to cure that January cabin fever! Marked at over a $230 value, this pass will grant access for a family of four to seven Newport News attractions… for free!

Each week during the month of January, residents will be able to visit two pre-planned attractions and become “visitors” in their own city. Also, residents become “ambassadors,” spreading the word about all of the amazing sites Newport News has to offer.

The passes are available for pickup in three easily accessible locations. Proof of Newport News residency must be provided at the time of pickup. Driver’s licenses with a Newport News address and/or a utility bill statement are an acceptable means of identification. Passes are good for two adults (16 & older) and two children (15 & younger).

Pickup Locations:

Newport News Visitor Center

13560 Jefferson Ave.

Hours: Daily from 9-5

Closed Jan. 15


Newport News Tourism Office

Hours: Monday-Friday from 9-5; Saturdays from 10-3

702 Town Center Drive.

Closed Jan. 15


City Manager’s Office (10th floor of City Hall)

2400 Washington Ave.

Closed Jan. 15

See the schedule below to find out when you can visit the seven participating Newport News' attractions!


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

Endview Plantation

The Mariners’ Museum


January 23-29, 2018

Virginia War Museum

If you're a Newport News resident or City employee, don't miss this chance to rediscover your city by visiting our wonderful attractions. Learn more about all there is to see and do in Newport News!