Newport News’ great location on the banks of the Hampton Roads harbor in southeastern Virginia and rich history has shaped this city. It is only minutes from Williamsburg and a short drive to Virginia Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.
From the landing at Jamestown in 1607 to the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the 1862 Peninsula Campaign where the famous Battle of the CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor took place, visitors can step back in time and learn about our nation's beginning while visiting our region. With the USS Monitor Center, historic homes, battle sites, fortifications, monuments and extraordinary collections of artifacts, history will be at the top of your list! Newport News is also home to Fort Eustis and Christopher Newport University.
Newport News has many different exciting opportunities including the area historical landmarks and attractions, as well as museums. Newport News also has access to sporting, camping, fishing opportunities and natural parks that are open to the public.
Ever wanted to take a step back in time during our Civil War re-enactment? You’re in luck! Newport News has it all. There are free events and festivals year-round or opportunities to just rest and relax at one of Newport News’ spas or salons. Fortunately for those that want to experience it all, there is a One City Pass available that will give you a bundle discount to all of the attractions in Newport News. Visit the Newport News Visitor Center, for questions.
Looking to escape the Hampton Roads area? The Newport News Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) offers nonstop flights to Atlanta, Charlotte and Philadelphia on American Airlines and Delta with connections to destinations worldwide. Newport News Williamsburg International Airport is a gateway to the entire world! Don’t miss out on these great opportunities.
Elementary: Alfred S. Forrest, B.C. Charles, Carver, George J. Mcintosh, Hardy, Hidenwood, Hilton, Horace H. Epes, Joseph H. Saunders, Kiln Creek, L.F. Palmer, Lee Hall, Newsome Park, Oliver C. Greenwood, R.O. Nelson, Richard T. Yates, Richneck, Riverside, Sedgefield, T. Ryland Sanford, Tucker-Capps, Willis A. Jenkins and Yorktown
Middle Schools: Crittenden, Ethel M. Gildersleeve, Homer L. Hines, Huntington, J.M. Dozier and Mary Passage
Private & Charter Schools: Calvary Classical School, Calvary Seventh-Day Adventist School, Denbigh Baptist Christian School, East End Academy, First Baptist Church Denbigh Child Development Center & Academy, Gethsemane Baptist Christian Academy, Hampton Roads Academy, Hampton Roads International Montessori School, Holy Tabernacle Christian Academy, Keystone Academy, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Parkview Christian Academy Day, Peninsula Catholic High School, Resurrection Lutheran School & Child Care, Rhema Christian Center Academy, St. Andrews Episcopal School, Summit Christian Academy - Grammar School, Trinity Lutheran School and Warwick River Christian School