Newport News: A Historical Hub of Virginia

Newport News is the fifth most populous city in Virginia. It is a historical hub of the state, holding a historic C&O railroad station as well as American Civil War battle sites near historic Lee Hall along U.S. Route 60 and several 19th century plantations. The city also houses the Mariners' Museum, the Virginia War Museum, and the U.S. Army Transportation Museum. If you're a connoisseur of the arts, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center contains a rotating gallery of art exhibits and the Ferguson Center for the Arts is a theater and concert hall on the campus of Christopher Newport University. Newport News also holds thirty-two parks ranging from half an acre to 8,065 acres, making Newport News Park the second largest park in the United States. The parks offer a variety of services to visitors such as camping, fish, archery, and disc golf.