attractions & museums
Newport News' historical attractions and museums, architectural and historical landmarks, sporting, camping, fishing opportunities
Tickets & Discounts
For your convenience, you can purchase attraction tickets in advance before your trip or purchase the One City Pass that will give you a bundle discount to all of the attractions in Newport News. For questions, call the Newport News Visitor Center at 757-886-7777 or toll-free at 888-493-7386. Please note tickets are shipped Monday - Friday and exclude Busch Gardens tickets. You can also use our Interactive Map to find accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and more close to our attractions!
Lee Hall Depot
Lee Hall Depot was erected circa 1881 on the Chesapeake & Ohio rail line. After construction, the village of Lee Hall rapidly developed around the train station. Serving communities in then-Warwick County as well as lower James City County, it is the only remaining station of five on the Lower Virginia Peninsula. Restored in collaboration with the Lee Hall Train Station Foundation, the depot offers exhibits highlighting the impact of the railroad on Warwick County and the City of Newport News as well as information on railroad history and Lee Hall village. It includes an interactive children’s area as well as a fully restored Chessie caboose.
Lee Hall Mansion
Completed in 1859, Lee Hall was home to affluent planter Richard D. Lee. One of the last remaining antebellum homes on the Virginia Peninsula, Lee Hall offers visitors a step back to the mid-Victorian period with its authentically furnished rooms, including an elegant ladies parlor. During the spring of 1862, the home was used as a headquarters by Confederate generals Johnston and Magruder. Guided tours are available. Special events and evening programs are held year-round. Parking is free. Discount tickets are available for military and AAA members.
Main Street Library
This branch of the Newport News Public Libraries is centrally-located in Newport News, and near historic Hilton Village. The library's helpful staff is available to assist library users with all Newport News Public Library resources, including free public WiFi, public computers, ancestry research, historical photos, and more.
Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center
Serving the Christopher Newport community, Hampton Roads and all of Virginia, the Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center cultivates extraordinary encounters with the visual arts. Whether viewing an exhibition, taking a class, or attending a lecture or gallery talk, the Torggler beckons you to explore compelling ideas through the transformative lens of visual art.
Peninsula Community Theatre
In the early 1950's, the Newport News Little Theatre and the Hampton Little Theatre merged to form what is now the Peninsula Community Theatre (PCT). In 1994, PCT purchased the Village Theatre, an art deco movie house located in historic Hilton Village (where author William Styron worked as a lad). In just 61 days, the movie theater was converted into a setting for live stage productions. Each year, PCT offers musicals, comedies and mysteries as main stage and children's productions. The main goal of PCT is to provide a venue for local talent to perform in a professional setting.