Newport News was incorporated in 1896 and is now the Peninsula’s most populated city. Newport News’ great location and rich history, which begins shortly after the founding of Jamestown, has shaped the city into what it is today. Located on the banks of the Hampton Roads harbor in southeastern Virginia, Newport News is minutes from Williamsburg and a short drive to Virginia Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. From this central Tidewater location, you can experience the ocean, the ships, the history and the great outdoors.
Newport News is home to Fort Eustis, a significant Army base built in 1918 and it is located at the mouth of the Warwick River. Fun attractions to see would be the Virginia Living Museum, The Mariner’s Museum, Lee Hall Mansion, Endview Plantation and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.