attractions & museums
Newport News' historical attractions and museums, architectural and historical landmarks, sporting, camping, fishing opportunities
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
Established in 1881, historic Lee Hall Depot is the last remaining station from the C&O Railroad’s expansion into Warwick County, Virginia. The City of Newport News is restoring the depot to preserve an entity important to the city’s development. The Lee Hall Train Station Foundation is a support group assisting with this effort. All aboard to learn more and become involved!
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 and there is a gift shop. Lee Hall is partially wheelchair accessible. Discount tickets are available for military and AAA members.
Main Street Library
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.
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Discover the ever-changing world of art at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, where diverse artworks and dynamic exhibitions are just part of the fun. Children can create personal masterpieces in the interactive Hands On For Kids gallery, while adults can find original works by local artists in The Gallery Shop. Regular gallery talks and one-day workshops enhance the visitor’s experience. Special events and evening programs are held year-round. Parking is free.