Expression of creativity - Art & Sculpture Driving Tour
The Newport News Tourism Development Office, with assistance from the Newport News Public Art Foundation, produced a brochure showcasing the city's outdoor art sculptures. The brochure features nearly three dozen works of art, each corresponding to a number on a map.
Newport News Audio Driving Tour
Our audio driving tour is full of stories about Newport News and its fascinating history, brought vividly to life by talented actors, memorable music and exciting sound effects. Don't forget to follow along with the Audio Driving Tour Map.
We hope you listen for yourself and enjoy a personal tour of our city!
- Due to the pandemic, The Mariners’ Museum is temporarily closed until further notice; however, the Park and the Noland Trail are currently open.
- The U.S. Army Transportation Museum is located on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, a limited access post. All visitors (16 and older) must present a valid photo ID, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration in the inspection area at the main gate. Please note that vehicles will be inspected and masks are required.
- The Peninsula Fine Arts Center will close Dec. 20, 2020, in its current location at 101 Museum Drive. It is being relocated to the campus of Christopher Newport University and will re-open in the spring of 2021.
Historical Reflections - Civil War Driving Tour
The Civil War in Newport News saw the world's first battle between ironclad ships, the awarding of two Medals of Honor, a growing role for African Americans in the United Sates military and one woman who, disguised as a male soldier, fought for her country. Today, Newport News pays tribute to this heroism of the past with historic homes, battle sites, fortifications, monuments and extraordinary collections of personal artifacts. The story of the Civil War is the story of the people - men and women, black and white, slave and free, rich and poor, decorated generals and 18-year old privates. Come and meet them in Newport News.