Museums

Museums

Endview Plantation


362 Yorktown Road
Newport News, VA 23603
Phone: 757-887-1862
Website
Enview Plantation
Built in 1769 by Colonel William Harwood, the house has witnessed the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. It was used as a field hospital by Confederate and Union troops and as the headquarters for Union General McClellan during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. An exhibition gallery and gift shop are located in the basement. Learn about the plants at the site with The Plants at Endview- Self Guided Nature Walk.

Lee Hall Mansion


362 Yorktown Road
Newport News, VA 23603
Phone: 757-886-3371
Website


Lee Hall Mansion
Built in 1858 by Richard Decauter Lee, Lee Hall is an antebellum Italianate mansion which served as the headquarters for Confederate Generals Magruder and Johnston during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. The Peninsula Campaign Exhibition Gallery and a gift shop are located in the basement.

Lee Hall Train Depot


Elmhurst St. and Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23603
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Lee Hall Depot
This historic train station was constructed in 1881 as part of the C&O Railroad's efforts to establish its Atlantic terminus at Newport News. Closed since the 1970s, the City of Newport News, in conjunction with the nonprofit Friends of the Lee Hall Depot Foundation, is working to relocate and preserve this historic depot, the last remaining station on the Lower Peninsula from the railroad's expansion into Warwick County.

Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center


2803 Oak Ave.
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: 757-247-2360 or 757-247-2380
Website

This restored 1899 Victorian structure was the home of Joseph Thomas Newsome, a prominent Newport News attorney, journalist, and civil rights pioneer. The house hosts a variety of special events and exhibits and serves as a repository for local African-American artifacts and archival materials.

Virginia War Museum


9285 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: 757-247-8523
Website

The museum traces American military history from the Revolutionary War to the present. The collections include over 65,000 artifacts, including Harry Truman's WWI helmet, a section of the Berlin Wall, and one of the nation's largest collections of propaganda posters. The Duffle Bag gift shop is located in the museum's foyer.