Newport News: Museums & Historical Places

Battle of Dam #1- Historical Site

Description: Historic site where five miles of evidence from the Battle of Dam #1 can still be found.
Phone: (757) 247-8523

Battle of Lee’s Mill- Historic Site

Description: Scene of the April 5, 1862 Battle of Lee's Mill.
Phone: (757) 247-8523

Civil War Trails

Description: A series of Civil War battle sites also used as a path for the Underground Railroad.

Congress & Cumberland Overlook- Historical Site

Description: Scene of the sinking of the U.S.S. Cumberland and U.S.S. Congress by the ironclad C.S.S. Virginia.
Phone: (757) 247-8523

Endview Plantation

Description: Historical home built in 1769 this house has witnessed the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Tours, exhibits, special events and programs throughout the entire year. Civil War Camps.
Phone: (757) 887-1862

Lee Hall Depot

Description: The Lee Hall Depot was constructed in the 1880s. The site is under construction, visitors can not access the inside of the depot due to construction.
Phone: (757) 886-2715

Lee Hall Mansion

Description: One of the last remaining antebellum homes on the Virginia Peninsula. Tours, activities and special events offered throughout the year.
Phone: (757) 888-3371

Mariners' Museum

Description: Maritime History Museum. Youth and family programs. Summer Camps. Homeschool Programs.
Phone: (757) 596-2222

Monitor-Merrimack Overlook- Historic Site

Description: Scene of the famous Battle of the Ironclads, the C.S.S. Virginia and the U.S.S. Monitor.
Phone: (757) 247-8523

Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center

Description: This 1899 Victorian home belonged to Joseph Thomas Newsome, a prominent Newport News attorney, journalist, and civil rights pioneer. Local programs and community events.
Phone: (757) 247-2360

Peninsula Fine Arts Center

Description: Art Classes for all ages. Free Admission Weekends. Birthday Parties available. Summer Camps for ages 5-12.
Phone: (757) 596-8175

Skiffe's Creek Redoubt - Historical Site

Description: This site was part of the Skiffes Creek Line. It was built to defend the Confederate Mulberry Island-James River section during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862.
Phone: (757) 247-8523

Victory Arch Historic Site

Description: A memorial to the men and women of the armed forces. Currently is used as the site of the Newport News annual Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies.
Phone: (757) 247-8523

Virginia Living Museum

Description: Hands-on activities, observatory, planetarium, outdoor boardwalk, native plant and conservation gardens, and 250 living species. Birthday parties available. Summer camps. Homeschool Programs.
Phone: (757) 595-1900

Virginia War Museum

Description: Museum displays documenting America's wars from 1775 to the present. Summer camps.
Phone: (757) 247-8523

Warwick Court House- Historical Site

Description: Site of the 1810 courthouse and also the site of the recently restored 1884 Warwick Court House.
Phone: (757) 247-8523

Young's Mill- Historic Site

Description: Area local to this 1820 tide mill formed part of the first line of defense during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862.
Phone: (757) 247-8523