And the winners are...

Congratulations to our 2019 Tourism Awareness Contest winners: Charles Springer, Beverly Herron, Sara Hench, Mike Marse, Ryan McLean, and Deborah Kallgren. Thank you to all who participated! 

Celebrate national travel & tourism week

To celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, Newport News Tourism hosts an annual Tourism Awareness Contest. This year’s contest puts our city’s rich history in the spotlight. In annual surveys asking visitors their top interest in visiting Newport News, history consistently ranks #1. Through our historic homes and nationally known museums, history and heritage are celebrated daily in Newport News. 

You Could Win

  1. All correct entries will be put into a drawing for a chance to win one of six prize packages, each valued over $650! Packages include a Photography session in Historic Hilton Village with The Girl Tyler Professional Photographer, Stay & Play at Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort, food and wine pairing at Fin Seafood, gift cards to various Newport News restaurants such as Circa 1918, Dino’s Pizza, Fin Seafood, First Watch, Hayashi Sushi & Grill and so much more! See a full list of prize packages.


To enter for a chance to win one of the amazing prize packages, take your best guess at what historic sites are pictured by completing the entry form below! Within each riddle and image, you will find a clue to help you guess the right answer. 


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Contest Details

No purchase necessary. Each prize may have certain restrictions. All correct ballots turned in by 5:00 p.m. on May 22, 2018, will be eligible for the prize drawings. The winners will be selected and announced May 31, 2019 at the top of this page. Contest open to all U.S. citizens 18 years or older. Only one entry per person. Newport News Tourism employees are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited.


We'd like to express our sincerest gratitude to our sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible:

Act II Consignment Boutique
Al Fresco Italian Restaurant
Applebees Grill & Bar
AR Workshop Newport News
Bonefish Grill
Board & Brush Creative Studio
Burger Theory
Circa 1918 Kitchen & Bar
Couture Cakes by Nika
Cove Tavern
Cozzy's Comedy Club and Tavern
Crab Shack on the James
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Design & Consign
Dino's Pizza Shop
Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
Endview Plantation
Fairways BBQ & Grill
Ferguson Center for the Arts
FIN Seafood Restaurant 
First Watch
Hayashi Sushi & Grill
Hilton Tavern Brewing Co.
Huntingon House
Indulge Bakery & Bistro
James A. Fields House
Jason's Deli
Jose Tequilas
Juan's Mexican Café and Cantina
Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort
Lee Hall Mansion
Lee Hall Train Depot
Madame et Monsieur Consignment Boutique
Manhattan's New York Deli & Pub
Matthew Jones House
Mellow Mushroom
MOD Pizza
Mr. Boil
Ms. Mary's Restaurant & Catering
Newport News Hospitality Association
Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Quaker Steak & Lube
Saffron Mediterranean Cuisine 
Schlesinger's Chophouse (or Steakhouse?)
Smoke BBQ Restaurant & Bar
Starving Artist Studio
The Girl Tyler
The Mariners' Museum & Park
Tucanos Brazilian Grill
U.S. Army Transportation Museum
Vinny's Pizza & Pasta
Virginia Living Museum
Virginia War Museum
Waters & Bridgman Marketing Solutions
Warwick County Courthouse