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!
Virginia War Museum
American military history unfolds at the Virginia War Museum. Collections of artifacts, weapons, vehicles, uniforms and posters trace the development of the US military from 1775 to the present. See a section of the Berlin Wall and a portion of the outer wall from Dachau Concentration Camp. Galleries include Women at War, Marches Toward Freedom and Visions of War, the museum's propaganda poster collection. Shop for unique gifts in The Duffle Bag gift shop. Special events and evening programs are held year-round. Parking is free.
Warwick Courthouse 1884
Water County USA
Enjoy water rides, entertainment, dining and shopping at the mid-Atlantic's largest family water park. Water Country USA is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.