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Table of CONTENTS

Planner

General Information

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Welcome

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Average Daily Temperatures

[5]

Contact Information

[5]

Transportation

[6]

Accommodations Map

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Attractions Map

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Important Numbers

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Escort Notes

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Attractions & Entertainment

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Attractions

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Other Points of Interest

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Surrounding Area Attractions

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After-Hours Entertainment

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Annual Events

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Itineraries

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Accommodations

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Special Venues

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Meetings & Events

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Performances

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Sports

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Dining

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Shopping

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Group Services

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[78] Copyright Š2011 by the Newport News Tourism Development Office (NNTDO). This publication, or any part of it, may not be reproduced without the written permission of the NNTDO. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, but all information is subject to change without notice and is not the responsibility of the NNTDO. Inclusion in this publication does not represent an endorsement by the NNTDO. The NNTDO is in no way liable for errors or omissions or for damages that might result from reliance on this information. All photography used is with permission.


General INFORMATION

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Welcome

[4]

Average Daily Temperatures

[5]

Contact Information

[5]

Transportation

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Accommodations Map

[9]

Attractions Map

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Important Numbers

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Escort Notes

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Newport News is a vibrant city with more than 193,000 citizens. It is a wonderful place to live, work and visit. More than 20 international firms, two national laboratories, Virginia’s largest naval manufacturer, and the U.S. Army’s largest transportation unit have all made Newport News their home! And the city boasts over 4,000 hotel rooms citywide that accommodate every budget, style and event. Coupled with nationally acclaimed museums, performing art centers, special events and a copious selection of dining and shopping, Newport News is an electrifying city just waiting to be explored. All of this is surrounded by over 30 parks and historic sites to keep its hometown feeling! And, if you want to extend your stay and create more memories, we’re just minutes to Williamsburg and a short drive to Virginia Beach. Residents and visitors have come to expect the very best a community has to offer and that is what we aim to deliver every day in Newport News.

WELCOME

And if that’s not enough, here are 10 great things about Newport News to entice you to come and visit us (in random order!):

1.

The world-famous Mariners’ Museum is designated custodian of the USS Monitor artifacts and is the only place in the world where you can walk on the deck of a fullscale Civil War icon replica.

2.

The only in Virginia.

“America’s

Rose

City”

3. The

only place in Virginia where you can see red wolves – the most endangered mammal in North America.

4.

Home of the first drive-through holiday light show in Virginia.

5.

Home of the first African-American woman to be admitted to the Virginia Bar.

6. An

“affordable” Golf Digest four-star rated golf course.

7. More

nationally accredited museums than found in eighteen states.

8. One of the longest fishing piers on the East Coast.

9. Birthplace of Pearl Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald, The Five Keys and William Styron.

10. Newport News Park, at over 8,000 acres, is nine times larger than New York City’s Central Park.

Welcome to Newport News, Virginia!

Welcome to Newport News,Virginia, where great things are happening!

It is a wonderful place to live, work and visit.

Average Daily Temperatures ºF JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

40 42 49 58 67 75 79 78 73 61 53 44

Weather information from Southeast Regional Climate Center

TIME, TEMPERATURE & WEATHER 757.222.8463

Newport News Tourism Development Office is a proud member of:

NEWPORT NEWS TOURISM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Cindy Brouillard | Director of Tourism cbrouillard@nngov.com

James Dean | Tourism Specialist jdean@nngov.com

Cheryl Morales | Marketing Manager cmorales@nngov.com

Suzanne Pearson | Media Relations Manager spearson@nngov.com

Janie Tross | Consumer Marketing Manager jtross@nngov.com

CONTACT INFORMATION: Fountain Plaza Two 700 Town Center Drive Ste 320 Newport News, VA 23606

888.493.7386 757.926.1400 fax: 757.926.1441

www.newport-news.org 4

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AIR Major commercial airlines with direct and connecting flights arrive daily at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. This state-of-the-art airport is serviced by most major car rental companies, local taxi cab companies, several private limousine companies and the Hampton Roads Transit city bus system. In addition, Norfolk International Airport is 40 minutes from Newport News and Richmond International Airport is approximately 60 minutes away.

TRANSPORTATION Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is

Estimated Driving Times

located just off Interstate 64 at Exit 255-B (Jefferson

Estimated driving times from Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport:

A number of local taxi cab companies service Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. Taxis park in a holding area at the west end of the terminal. The City of Newport News, through a Taxi Advisory Board, regulates this service for the City. They issue permits and conduct criminal background checks on all drivers and set the rate for taxis. The current rate is $2.75 to get in the taxi and $1.75 per mile thereafter and five passengers ride for the price of one. The airport is also serviced by several companies providing private cars and executive stretch-limousines, and for larger groups, companies offer vans and motorcoaches. Reservations may be required for all companies listed (except for taxi service). For a complete listing of area motorcoach companies, please refer to the Group Services section of this planner. Private ground transportation companies that are approved

City Center Newport News

8 minutes

Downtown Newport News

15 minutes

to operate at the Newport News/Williamsburg

Williamsburg

20 minutes

International Airport include:

Hampton

20 minutes

Downtown Norfolk

40 minutes

Taxi Cab Companies

Private Car Companies

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

50 minutes

All City Taxi

Carey VIP & Celebrity Limo, Inc.

Downtown Richmond

60 minutes

757.380.8300

757.853.5466

North Carolina Outer Banks

2 hours

900 Bland Boulevard, Suite G

Associated Cabs

www.onetransportationsolution.com

Newport News, VA 23602

757.887.3412

757.877.0221

Hop’s Cabs

Car Rental Companies The following car rental companies are located in the main airport terminal, adjacent to the baggage claim area: Avis | 800.331.1212 www.avis.com Budget | 800.527.0700 www.budget.com Enterprise | 800.261.7331 www.enterprise.com Hertz | 800.654.3131 www.hertz.com National | 800.227.7368 www.nationalcar.com

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Avenue/Route 143) in Newport News.

Taxi Cabs, Limousines, Private Cars & Shuttle Services

www.nnwairport.com Airport Code: PHF

757.245.3005

Chauffeured Sedan Services, LLC 757.898.7172 www.chauffeuredsedanservice.com

Independent Cab

Air Carriers

757.245.8378

Distinguished Executive Transportation

The following air-carrier companies service

North End Cab

866.783.5192

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport:

757.244.4000

www.dexectrans.com

AirTran 800.247.8726 www.airtran.com Delta

Orange Cab Co. 757.369.8977 Yellow Cab (Newport News) 757.855.1111 www.yellowcabofnewportnews.com

Oleta Coach Lines 757.253.1008 www.oleta.com Tidewater Coach / Williamsburg Shuttle

800.221.1212

757.218.9539

www.delta.com

www.tidewatercoach.com

Frontier

City Bus System

800.432.1359 www.frontierairlines.com

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is also served by the Hampton Roads Transit city bus system.

US Airways Express

Hampton Roads Transit

800.428.4322

757.222.6100

www.usairways.com

www.hrtransit.org

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199 242B

AUTOMOBILE Interstate 64 travels directly through Newport News. US Route 60 and Interstate 664 are good alternative routes.

Mileages to Newport News from Major US Cities Albany, NY

535

El Paso, TX

1973

Omaha, NE

1305

Albuquerque, NM

1895

Fargo, ND

1494

Orlando, FL

790

243A

ACCOMMODATIONS MAP 243B

NEWPORT NEWS HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION HOTEL MEMBERS

A The Boxwood Inn

247

B Holiday Inn Express

238

Atlanta, GA

587

Grand Junction, CO

1974

Philadelphia, PA

307

Baltimore, MD

208

Hartford, CT

513

Phoenix, AZ

2358

Billings, MT

2101

Houston, TX

1398

Pittsburgh, PA

398

Birmingham, AL

734

Indianapolis, IN

737

Portland, ME

710

B

Boise, ID

2533

Jackson, MS

969

Portland, OR

2960

C

Boston, MA

611

Jacksonville, FL

649

Raleigh, NC

186

Buffalo, NY

612

Kansas City, MO

1130

Rapid City, SD

1765

Charleston, SC

475

Lancaster, PA

289

Reno, NV

2754

Charleston, WV

376

Las Vegas, NV

2465

Richmond, VA

72

Charlotte, NC

347

Little Rock, AR

1022

St. Louis, MO

882

Cheyenne, WY

1799

Los Angeles, CA

2680

Salt Lake City, UT

2235

Chicago, IL

852

Louisville, KY

622

San Antonio, TX

1594

Cincinnati, OH

585

Memphis, TN

885

San Diego, CA

2704

Cleveland, OH

525

Miami, FL

1000

San Francisco, CA

2971

Columbia, SC

421

Milwaukee, WI

944

Seattle, WA

2918

Columbus, OH

562

Minneapolis, MN

1260

Virginia Beach, VA

39

Dallas, TX

1337

Nashville, TN

674

Washington, DC

161

Denver, CO

1732

New Orleans, LA

1075

Wichita, KS

1325

Des Moines, IA

1170

New York, NY

396

Williamsburg, VA

25

Durham, NC

190

Oklahoma City, OK

1351

Winston-Salem, NC

268

C Mulberry Inn

238

247

D Econo Lodge Ft. Eustis

A

E Comfort Suites Airport

NEWPORT NEWS VISITOR CENTER

F Courtyard Newport News Airport 704

250A

G Residence Inn Newport News H Hampton Inn & Suites

250B

I

105

Comfort Inn Newport News

J Microtel Inn K Best Western Inn & Suites

D

L Days Inn Oyster Point at City Center

173

M Newport News Marriott at City Center N Omni Newport News Hotel

173

E

O Crestwood Suites P Sleep Inn & Suites

255A-B 255B-A FG H I K O J 143 P 256A

Q Hampton Inn – Victory Blvd. R Hilton Garden Inn

Q

S Country Inn & Suites

706

171

R L N 256B S U M258A T W 258B V

T Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites U Super 8 Newport News V Point Plaza Suites at City Center 600 134

261B

143

261A

RAIL

BUS

Amtrak makes connections from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington,

Greyhound Lines, Inc. provides nationwide service to

Baltimore, Washington, DC, Richmond and major southern cities via Richmond.

Newport News.

9304 Warwick Boulevard

Ft. Eustis Greyhound Station

Newport News, VA 23601

14407 Warwick Boulevard

757.245.3589

Newport News, VA 23602

800.872.7245 Toll-free www.amtrak.com

757.872.4405 800.231.2222 Toll-free www.greyhound.com

262B 263

263A 263B

264

143

5

4

265

2

3 143

267

6 268

7

HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL TO SUFFOLK & PORTSMOUTH

8

MONITOR-MERRIMAC MEMORIAL BRIDGE-TUNNEL

TO NORFOLK & VIRGINIA BEACH

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Amtrak Station Greyhound Bus Station Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Mary Immaculate Hospital Riverside Regional Medical Center Sentara Port Warwick Emergency Military Installation Boundaries

ATTRACTIONS MAP I-64/I-664 EXIT#

MAP# ATTRACTION (from Newport News Visitor Center)

264/7 1 An Achievable Dream Tennis Center 258A 2 City Center Retail & Fountain Park/ Newport News Tourism Development Office 258A 3 Deer Park 264/6 4 Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 247 5 Endview Plantation 258A 6 Ferguson Center for the Arts/ Christopher Newport University 255B 7 Harwood’s Mill Fishing Area (rentals Memorial Day–Oct weekends and holidays) 258A 8 Hilton Village 258A 9 Huntington Beach/Fort Fun/ James River Fishing Pier 264/6 10 James A. Fields House 255B 11 Jefferson Commons Retail Area 255B 12 Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club 264/7 13 King-Lincoln Park 247 14 Lee Hall Mansion 250A 15 Lee’s Mill/Lee’s Mill Park 258A 16 Leeward Municipal Marina 258A 17 The Mariners’ Museum 258A 18 Brittingham-Midtown Community Center 264/7 19 Monitor-Merrimack Overlook/Anderson Park/ Peterson Yacht Basin 264/6 20 Jessie Menifield Rattley Municipal Center/ Newport News City Hall 250B 21 Newport News Visitor Center/Newport News Park 250B 22 Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run 264/3 23 The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center/ The Cornelius & Carrie R. Brown Education Center 255B 24 Old Warwick Courthouse 255A 25 Patrick Henry Mall/Patrick Henry Marketplace 258A 26 Peninsula Community Theatre 258A 27 Peninsula Fine Arts Center 258A 28 Peninsula SPCA & Petting Zoo 258A 29 Port Warwick 258A 30 Riverview Farm Park/Fido Field Dog Park 258A 31 Stoney Run Park 258A 32 US Army Transportation Museum 264/6 33 Victory Arch/Victory Landing Park/Superblock 258A 34 Virginia Living Museum 258A 35 Virginia War Museum 256A 36 Young’s Mill Historical Park

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Emergency Numbers

A.T.M. Services In Newport News

Fire/Police/Ambulance

911

Honor, Host, Plus, MAC, Cirrus

Virginia State Police (Emergency Only)

800.582.8350 (#77 from your cell phone)

Armed Forces Credit Union

Ask-A-Nurse

757.595.6363

Vital Statistics

Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board Emergency Hotline

757.788.0011 (24/7)

Mary Immaculate Hospital

757.886.6000

Riverside Regional Medical Center

757.594.2000

Pet Emergency Care Hospital

757.874.8115

757.622.7017

United Way First Call (Human Services Referral)

757.594.4636

Miscellaneous Churches, Pet Friendly Accommodations, Pharmacies & Relocation Assistance

Please see our local Yellow Pages or call the Newport News Visitor Center

Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

757.262.2000

No one knows for sure where Newport News got its name, but “Newportes Newes” first appears in the

Population: 193,172

Virginia Company records in 1619. The most widely accepted folktale is that the city is the namesake of

(City of Newport News 2009 Estimate)

Captain Christopher Newport, commander of Susan

Size: 70.38 square miles

Constant, flagship of the three-ship English fleet that landed on Jamestown Island in 1607. He made several voyages to Newport News in the early days

IMPORTANT NUMBERS Travelers Aid/Child and Family Services

An Unusual Name With An Unusual History

of the Jamestown Colony, bringing “good news” of supplies and settlers.

Newport News Facts

ESCORT NOTES

Newport News today is approximately

Foreign Currency Exchange

23 miles long and three miles wide, encompassing

Bank of America

70.38 square miles. It is the fourth largest city by

14366 Warwick Blvd., Suite 300

acreage and the fifth largest city by population in the

Call 757.875.2820 for other Peninsula locations.

Commonwealth of Virginia. Coincidentally, the first

$10 charge and $250 exchange limit.

through third largest cities by population are Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake. Many of our citizens are assigned to the various military installations in the

fortifications at the site of the Battle of Dam No.1. This engagement was Union Major General McClellan’s only attempt to break through the Confederate defenses along the Warwick River. Built by Confederate Major General Magruder, these fortifications stymied McClellan’s grand advance against Richmond. In addition, the famous “Battle of the Ironclads” took place off the shores of Newport News in March of 1862. The battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (Merrimack) ended in a draw, yet the Virginia’s existence denied General McClellan use of the James River during the early stages of the war.

area and Northrop Grumman Newport News is one

Transportation

of the largest maritime yards in the world, employing

Airport Shuttles/Limos/Taxis

Please see our local Yellow Pages

Amtrak, 9304 Warwick Blvd.

757.245.3589 or 800.872.7245

Civil War

Automated Traffic Info (VA)

511

Newport News played a major role in the 1862

Greyhound, 14407 Warwick Blvd.

757.872.4405 or 800.231.2222

Peninsula Campaign during the Civil War. Visitors

Hampton Roads Transit (City Bus System)

757.222.6100

Hampton Roads Tunnel Information

757.361.3016

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport 757.877.0221 Norfolk International Airport

757.857.3351

approximately 21,000 people.

can view some of the most extensive earthwork

World War I The US Army designated the city of Newport News as a Port of Embarkation immediately after the United States entered World War I. With its great shipyard and its railroad running straight

Vacation Planning Assistance

into a highly sophisticated system of piers,

AAA of Tidewater, 733 J.Clyde Morris Blvd.

757.246.4746 or 757.246.3100

pier terminals and warehouses, it seemed that

Daily Press Newspaper

757.247.4600

shipyard founder, Collis P. Huntington, had

Hampton Coliseum Box Office

757.838.4203

invented the port for wartime use. Because

Newport News Visitor Center

757.886.7777 or 888.493.7386

city residents responded with tremendous

Ticketmaster

800.745.3000

Virginia Tourism Corporation

800.VISITVA

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patriotic energy to cater to every soldier’s need, it was said that Newport News was selected not for its key geographic location, but “solely on

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the industry of her people.” Numerous camps were set up to send the “doughboys”

pipeline.” Camp Patrick Henry was established as a

the offshore breeze keeps the waterside pleasant.

overseas to fight in World War I. The final major military base formed was Camp

staging area for troops in 1942, in the area where

And we average just less than four inches of rain per

(and later Fort) Eustis, named after the founder of Fort Monroe’s Artillery School

Mary Immaculate Hospital and the Newport News/

month … ALL YEAR! You’ll experience clear skies

of Practice and a veteran of the War of 1812, Brigadier General Abraham Eustis.

Williamsburg International Airport now stand. It

and comfortable temperatures for most of your stay

The camp was created in 1918 to meet the need for an artillery firing range.

could handle up to 35,000 troops preparing to leave

in Newport News.

or returning from war. Another first for Newport

World War II

News was the establishment of a Prisoner of War

Industry

Newport News has always been willing to step up when there was a job

(POW) Work Camp at the Port of Embarkation. The

Collis P. Huntington, a northern railroad tycoon

to be done. On September 12, 1940, the SS Quanza carrying more than 80

POWs were utilized for a multitude of tasks such as

from Connecticut, brought the Chesapeake and

Jewish refugees from Hitler’s oppression, arrived to take on coal after being

kitchen patrol, laundry and salvage duties to help

Ohio Railroad to Newport News. Regular rail service

refused entry because of invalid visas by Vera Cruz, Mexico and New York City.

relieve the extensive manpower shortage.

commenced on May 1, 1882. The first passenger

A Newport News maritime attorney, Jacob Morewitz, came to their rescue,

train left Richmond at seven in the morning and

filing an injunction to delay the ship’s departure. This allowed others to

Climate

arrived in Newport News at seven that night. Lee

plead the refugees’ case before Congress, the State Department and even

Crisp autumn air, snow flurries in the park, warm

Hall Mansion, home of Richard Decauter Lee, gave

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Finally the refugees were granted 60-day

spring showers or a sunbather’s paradise—Newport

its name to a small village which today forms the

visas, leading to their eventual salvation from the Holocaust. Newport News’

News enjoys all four seasons, and best of all,

upper boundary of the city. In Lee Hall Village, a

mission during World War II was to load ships with men and supplies that were

they are celebrated in moderation. We average

one-room railway station provided residents access

needed overseas and to keep building ships to win the war. The Hampton

45 degrees from November to March, but we do

to Newport News or Richmond, and from there

Roads Port of Embarkation, headquartered in Newport News, was one of

have an occasional snowfall making our parks a

to anywhere. Huntington next sought to build

eight major ports of embarkation that functioned as “faucets to fill the military

winter wonderland. July is our warmest month, but

a shipyard to repair the ships servicing the

Street Names And Signpost

transportation hub. It was originally called the

Warwick County, Warwick Boulevard and the Warwick River were all named

Chesapeake Drydock & Construction Company

for Sir Robert Rich, the Second Earl of Warwick. Rich was a Virginia Company

when chartered in 1886. By 1891, the name had

stockholder and was appointed by King James I as Royal Administrator to

changed to Newport News Shipbuilding and it

the colony of Virginia in 1624. J. Clyde Morris Boulevard was named for a

delivered its first ship: a tugboat named Dorothy.

dedicated public servant, J. Clyde Morris, who spent 32 years in public service

By 1897, they had built three warships. With the

helping oversee the tremendous expansion of municipal services to meet the

coming of war, the production at the shipyard

needs of this growing community. Jefferson Avenue was named for Thomas

increased. Historic Hilton Village, an enclave of 500

Jefferson, a Virginia statesman and third President of the United States.

English cottage-style homes, was built between 1918 and 1920 to provide war-time housing for

And Another Thing...

shipyard workers, who delivered 25 destroyers to

Hampton Roads Harbor, located at the confluence of the James and Elizabeth

the US Navy. Newport News Shipbuilding began

Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, is one of the world’s largest natural harbors.

producing aircraft carriers in the 1930s. The first

The Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, which connects Newport News

nuclear submarine was launched in 1959, and the

and Suffolk, was completed in April, 1992, at a cost of $800 million. It provides

first nuclear aircraft carrier was launched in 1960.

an alternate route to those using the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel or the

Newport News Shipbuilding signed a merger

James River Bridge. The Cardinal is the state bird and the Dogwood is the

agreement with Northrop Grumman in 2001, thus

state tree. There is an abundance of both found in beautiful Newport News!

changing its name to Northrop Grumman Newport News. With 115 years of experience under her belt, Northrop Grumman Newport News has become the premiere shipyard for aircraft carriers, submarines and fleet services to the military.

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Attractions & ENTERTAINMENT

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Attractions

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Other Points of Interest

[ 26 ]

Surrounding Area Attractions

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After-Hours Entertainment

[ 30 ]

Annual Events

[ 31 ]

Itineraries

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DOWNING-GROSS

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER

2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA 23607 Exit 6 off I-664

One University Place

FERGUSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Ferguson

Newport News, VA 23606 Exit 258A off I-64

The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, a City of Newport News

The

facility, is committed to providing cultural arts for the entire family. This

established

52,000 square foot facility, houses the 276 seat Ella Fitzgerald Theater,

cultural

the Thaddeus Hayes Dance Studio, the Anderson Johnson Gallery, the

300,000-square-foot facility presents the finest artists

Newport News Community Gallery, a banquet room, a multi-purpose

and entertainers in the world. The Ferguson Center

room, and several smaller meeting rooms. Originally built as the Walter

includes the 1,700-seat Concert Hall, the 500-seat

Reed School, this historic building has been restored and was reopened

Music & Theatre Hall and a 257-seat Studio Theatre.

to the public in October 2008.

Designed by the world-renowned architectural firm

itself

beacons

Center as in

for

one the

the of

the

Arts

has

important

Commonwealth.

This

of Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, the Center boasts an open design and multifaceted layout lending itself • Hours: Pre-arranged, complimentary, behind-the-scenes tours available on request. • Holiday Closings: Closed some major holidays • Group/Consumer Rates: Call 757-247-8950 for specific event pricing and cancellation information. (Min. 20 people for group rates) • Touring Times: Pre-arranged only, 1 hour • On-site Dining: Catering for Special Events • Contact: Monica Barnes / mbarnes@nngov.com • www.downing-gross.org

to a variety of uses. In addition, there are classrooms,

757.247.8950 FAX: 757.247.8960

ENDVIEW PLANTATION • Hours: Seasonal hours. Jan-Mar: Thu-Sat, 10 am to 4 pm; Sun, 1 pm to 5 pm. April-Dec: Mon, Thu-Fri, 10am to 4 pm; Sat, 10 am to 5 pm; Sun, noon to 5 pm. • Holiday Closings: Closed some major holidays • Group Rates: Adults: $5, Seniors: $4, Students: $3, under 7 free (Min. 15 people) • Consumer Rates: Adults: $6, Seniors: $5, Children: $4, under 7 free • Touring Times: Pre-arranged only, 1 hour • Gift Shop: Yes • Contact: Tim Greene / tgreene@nngov.com • www.endview.org

362 Yorktown Road Newport News, VA 23603 Exit 247 off I-64

• Hours: Pre-arranged, complimentary, behind-the-scenes tours available on request. • Holiday Closings: Closed some major holidays • Group/Consumer Rates: Please contact the ticket office or go to their Web site for specific event pricing and cancelation information. (Min. 10 people for group rate) • Touring Times: Pre-arranged only, 1 hour • On-site Dining: Catering for Special Events • Contact: Erica Colston / erica.colston@cnu.edu • www.fergusoncenter.org

JAMES A. FIELDS HOUSE James Apostles Fields was born a slave in Hanover

traces at Endview Plantation. The Revolutionary War

County, Virginia, and found refuge at Fort Monroe

brought 3,000 militia to its fresh-water spring. The War

during the Civil War as “contraband of war.” In 1871,

of 1812 saw its use as a training ground, while the Civil

Mr. Fields was one of the first 20 pupils to graduate

War found Endview serving as a Confederate Captain’s

from Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute

home and a hospital for both sides. Built in 1769,

(now

Endview was home to members of the Harwood

education and in 1881, graduated from the School

and Curtis families. An ongoing archaeological program

of Law at Howard University. Fields served as

and historic maps have identified the locations of

the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the first black

several outbuildings. Artifacts from the site, as well

Sheriff for Warwick County (now Newport News).

as pictures and memorabilia of the Harwood family,

Fields also served in the Virginia General Assembly in

are also on display.

1889. In 1908, a team of four doctors purchased the

Hampton

University).

He

continued

the city of Newport News.

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University students.

757.594.8468

757.245.1991

617 27th Street Newport News, VA 23607 Exit 6 off I-664

his

Fields home and pioneered the first black hospital in

FAX: 757.888.3369

meet the educational needs of Christopher Newport

FAX: 757.594.7006

The three wars fought on American soil have all left

757.887.1862

practice spaces, scene and costume shops and more to

• Hours: Tue-Sat from 11 am to 4 pm; closed Sundays & Mondays Call for special appointments. • Holiday Closings: Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day • Group/Consumer Rates: Donations accepted. Please call for detailed information. • Touring Times: 20 minutes • Gift Shop: Under Construction • Contact: Saundra N. Cherry / jafieldshouse@hotmail.com

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LEE HALL MANSION

163 Yorktown Road Newport News, VA 23603 Exit 247 off I-64

NEWPORT NEWS PARK

Completed in 1859, Lee Hall Mansion was home to affluent planter Richard Decauter Lee, his wife Martha and their children. One of the

At over 8,000 acres, Newport News Park is the

last remaining antebellum homes on the Virginia Peninsula, Lee Hall Mansion was used as headquarters by Confederate Major General

second largest municipal park in the country.

John B. Magruder and General Joseph E. Johnston during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Today, guided tours of this beautifully restored

The park offers hiking, biking, mountain biking

home give a glimpse back into the lives of a wealthy family during the 1860s. In addition to the home, view hundreds of artifacts,

(Harwood’s Mill only), picnic shelters, playgrounds,

including a tablecloth from the USS Monitor, displayed in the museum’s 1862 Peninsula Campaign Gallery.

paddleboats, canoeing, a competitive archery range, an 18-hole championship disc golf course,

• Hours: Seasonal Hours: Jan-Mar: Thu-Sat, 10 am to 4 pm; Sun, 1 pm to 5 pm. April-Dec: Mon, Thu-Fri, 10 am to 4 pm; Sat, 10am to 5 pm; Sun, noon to 5 pm. • Holiday Closings: Closed some major holidays • Group Rates: Adults: $5, Seniors: $4, Students: $3, under 7 free (Min. 15 people) • Consumer Rates: Adults: $6, Seniors: $5, Children: $4, under 7 free • Touring Times: Pre-arranged only, 1 hour • Gift Shop: Yes • Contact: Braxton Gutierrez / bgutierrez@nngov.com • www.leehall.org

13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23603 Exit 250B off I-64

• Hours: D  aily from dawn to dusk • Holiday Closings: Open daily, year-round • On-site Dining: Yes, at the Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run • Gift Shop: Yes, at the Newport News Visitor Center, located at the entrance to the park, the camp store at the Newport News Campground and at the Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run • Contact: Kristi Barber / kbarber@nngov.com • www.nnparks.com

a 30-acre aero model flying field and a beautiful Japanese Peace Garden. It also offers fishing for Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Northern Pike and a variety of Sunfish. The Discovery Center, with free admission, offers hands-on activities, historical artifacts, nature displays and special programs. There is year-round camping with 188 campsites, each with a grill, electric hook-ups and concrete pads. Enjoy two outstanding golf courses

757.888.3371

with 36 holes, a pro shop and a driving range.

FAX: 757.888.3373

THE MARINERS’ MUSEUM

100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606 Exit 258A off I-64

Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, The Mariners’ Museum is home to the premier Civil War attraction in the country— the USS Monitor Center. This dramatic 63,500-square-foot facility will enthrall families with exciting exhibits, bring students face-to-face with history and offer historians rich resources for research. With its additional 60,000-square-

• Bicycle Rental: Bicycle rental/hour $3 Helmet rental $1* * Children ages 14 and under must wear a helmet • Boating Rental: Jon boat rental/hour $4 Canoe rental/hour $4 Paddle boat rental/hour $5 Fishing boat rental/day $6* * Per licensed fisherman • Disc Golf: Daily Pass $2 Season Pass $20

757.886.7912 • Camping Fees Per Night: No Utilities $28.50* Electric Only $30.50* Electric and Water $31* * Senior rate available

TOLL-FREE: 800.203.8322

• Picnic Shelters: 18 Full Shelters:* Up to 50 people 3-4 picnic tables with 1 grill $25/day Two Group Shelters:* Up to 150 people 15 picnic tables with 1 large grill $60/day* * Some shelters have electricity for $10/day

feet of gallery space, other adventures await. Sit in an aircraft-carrier-ready room, examine artifacts pulled from the Titanic, explore the International Small Craft Collection and be amazed by rare figureheads, paintings and the renowned miniature ships of August and Winifred Crabtree. “…one of the finest nautical museums in the country …” The Washington Post. • Hours: Wed-Sat 10 am to 5 pm; Sun 12 pm to 5 pm • Holiday Closings: Thanksgiving & Christmas • Group Rates: Adults: $10, Seniors/Student/Military/AAA: $9,

757.596.2222 TOLL-FREE: 800.581.7245 FAX: 757.591.7320

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Children: $7, 6 and under free (Min. 10 people) • Consumer Rates: Adults: $12, Student/Military/AAA: $11, Seniors: $10, Children (6-12): $7, 6 and under free • Touring Times: 3 hours • On-site Dining: Yes • Gift Shop: Yes • Contact: Christopher Spraggins / cspraggins@marinersmuseum.org • www.marinersmuseum.org

OTHER NEWPORT NEWS’ PARKS 757.886.7912 Discover the natural beauty of Newport News through its parks. There are more than 30 parks located throughout Newport News for you to enjoy hiking, biking, boating, fishing, picnicking, special events, reunion events and much more. The parks listed have picnic shelters. Contact 757.888.3333 for reservations for these shelters or go online to www.nnparks.com/picnic for additional information on these and other parks within the city.

• Anderson Park: Four Full Picnic Shelters • Deer Park: Three Full Picnic Shelters • Harwood’s Mill Park: Four Full Picnic Shelters • Huntington Park: Three Full Picnic Shelters • King-Lincoln Park: Three Full Picnic Shelters • Newport News Park: 18 Full and two Group Picnic Shelters • Peterson’s Yacht Basin: Two Full Picnic Shelters • Riverview Farm Park: One Full Picnic Shelter • www.nnparks.com

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THE NEWSOME HOUSE MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER

2803 Oak Avenue

PENINSULA FINE ARTS CENTER

Newport News, VA 23607 Exit 3 off I-664 At the turn of the 20th century, the J. Thomas Newsome family moved to Newport News. In this industrial city, he established a law practice and prospered as part of the postwar South’s new, urban, black middle class. Through self-determination and a solid education, Newsome (1869–1942) became a respected attorney, journalist, churchman and civic leader. His elegant Queen Anne residence served as the hub of the local black community, from which he led the fight

• Hours: Seasonal hours. Jan-Mar: Thu-Sat, 10 am to 4 pm; Apr-Dec: Thu-Sat, 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Sun. and major holidays. Open by appointment only, Mon-Wed. • Holiday Closings: Closed some major holidays • Group/Consumer Rates: Suggested $2 donation • Touring Times: Pre-arranged only, 45 minutes • Contact: Donna Davis / ddavis@nngov.com • www.newsomehouse.org

• Hours: Daytime Hours: Tue-Sat from 10 am to 5 pm; Sun from 1 pm to 5 pm; Evening Hours: Tue 5:30 pm to 8 pm Free Gallery Admission; Third Thur of the month, Aug-May, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Art After 5, Free Gallery Admission. • Holiday Closings: Closed some major holidays • Group Rates: Adults: $6, Seniors: $5, Students/AAA: $5, Children (6-12): $3, 5 and under free, docent-led activity per child: $3 • Consumer Rates: Adults: $7.50, Seniors/Students/Active Duty Military/AAA: $6, Children (6-12): $4, 5 and under free • Touring Times: Varies with exhibition and can be tailored to your requirements • On-site Dining: Catering only • Gift Shop: Yes • Contact: Mike McGrann / mmcgrann@pfac-va.org • www.pfac-va.org

101 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606 Exit 258A off I-64

Explore the world of art at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Pfac). View diverse artworks and dynamic exhibitions that change every few months. With advanced notice for groups of six or more, Pfac offers guided tours led by docents (volunteer educators), who encourage guests to actively view and discuss the art. Special art activities can be arranged to suit your interests. Let kids create personal masterpieces in the interactive Hands On For Kids gallery and find original works by local artists in

for social justice within the Commonwealth. Today,

the Gallery Shop. At Pfac, you can also take part in art

this restored 1899 Victorian landmark continues to

classes, special programs and events, gallery talks and

be devoted to the expression of historical and black

performing arts. At Pfac, Art Is What You Make It!

cultural themes.

757.247.2360

757.596.8175

FAX: 757.928.6754

FAX: 757.596.0807

PENINSULA COMMUNITY THEATRE

10251 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601 Exit 5 off I-664

PENINSULA SPCA

EXOTIC SANCTUARY & PETTING ZOO

In the early 1950’s, the Newport News Little Theatre and the Hampton

The Peninsula SPCA Petting Zoo has chickens,

Little Theatre merged to form what is now the Peninsula Community

goats, deer and even a peacock—what an irresistible

Theatre (PCT). In 1994, PCT purchased the Village Theater, an art deco

opportunity for great pictures! Visit today and

movie house located in historic Hilton Village (author William Styron

discover their amazing stories of how they came to

worked there as a lad). In just 61 days, the movie theater was converted

this zoo.

523 J.Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601 Exit 258A off I-64

into a setting for live stage productions. PCT offers musicals, comedies and mysteries each year in their five-production season (August–May) and their Children’s Theatre also features five productions. Their main goal is to offer a venue for local talent to perform.

• Hours: Pre-arranged, complimentary, behind-the-scenes tours available on request • Holiday Closings: Closed some major holidays • Group/Consumer Rates: Please contact the ticket office or go to their Web site for specific event pricing and cancellation information. (Min. 20 people for group rates) • Touring Times: Pre-arranged only, 1 hour • Contact: info@pctlive.org • www.pctlive.org

• Hours: Mon-Fri from 11 am to 5:30 pm; Sat from 10 am to 4:30 pm; Sun from Noon to 3:30 pm • Holiday Closings: Closed most major holidays • Group/Consumer Rates: Adults (13 & up): $2, Children (3-12): $1, 2 and under free • Touring Times: On own tours; 1 hour • Contact: SPCA / info@peninsulaspca.com • www.peninsulaspca.com/zoo.html

757.595.5728 TICKET OFFICE: 757.595.5728

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757.595.1399 FAX: 757.595.9945

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300 Washington Boulevard

US ARMY

TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM

Besson Hall Fort Eustis, VA 23604

VIRGINIA WAR MUSEUM

Exit 250A off I-64

9285 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA 23607 Exit 258A or 263A off I-64

Explore the world of Army transportation at the US Army Transportation Museum. Throughout America’s military history, the Army’s

American military history unfolds at the Virginia War Museum. Outstanding collections

transportation soldiers have been “first in, last out.” Examine over 200 years of Army transportation history through exhibits, dioramas,

of personal artifacts, weapons, vehicles, uniforms, posters and much more, trace the

equipment, models and full-scale scenes. An 18,000-square-foot exhibit gallery expansion increases the museum’s story of Korea,

development of the US military from 1775 through the present. See a section of

Vietnam and the Cold War. Visitors will get a glimpse of a soldier’s living conditions during Desert Storm and see an actual HMMWV used

the Berlin Wall and a portion of the outer wall from Dachau Concentration Camp.

in Afghanistan. Located on Fort Eustis, an active Army installation, the Museum covers six acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits.

Galleries include Women at War and Marches Toward Freedom, exploring the roles of women and African-Americans in the military, Visions of War, and the museum has

Please note: All visitors to Fort Eustis must show valid IDs (driver’s license and/or photo ID) and vehicle registration at the post visitor’s center.

an outstanding propaganda poster collection. • Hours: M  on-Sat from 9 am to 5 pm; Sun from Noon to 5 pm • Holiday Closings: Closed some major holidays • Group Rates: Adults: $5, Seniors: $4, Students: $3, under 7 free • Consumer Rates: Adults: $6, Seniors/Active Duty Military: $5, Children (7-18): $4, under 7 free • Touring Times: 1 hour • Gift Shop: Yes • Contact: Dick Hoffeditz / rhoffeditz@nngov.com • www.warmuseum.org

• Hours: Tue-Sun from 9 am to 4:30 pm; closed Mondays • Holiday Closings: Closed all federal holidays • Group/Consumer Rates: Free (donations welcome) • Touring Time: 2 hours • Gift Shop: Yes • Contact: Matthew Fraas / matthew.fraas@us.army.mil

757.878.1115

www.transchool.lee.army.mil/museum/transportation%20museum/museum.htm

757.247.8523

FAX: 757.878.5656

FAX: 757.247.8627

524 J.Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601 Exit 258A off I-64

VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM

NOTES

View red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. Living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Experience a cypress swamp and mountain cove. Explore under the Chesapeake Bay and inside a limestone cave. Enjoy hands-on activities. Venture into space in the new state-of-the-art digital planetarium theater. On the boardwalk, see animals in naturalized habitats and native plant gardens. Classroom, labs and assembly programs correspond to national science standards. Performance venue, after-hours and behind-the-scenes tours. Perfect for evening receptions and conference dinners. • Hours: Mon-Sat from 9 am to 5 pm, Sun from Noon to 5 pm, Extended hours Memorial Day to Labor Day. • Holiday Closings: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day • Group Rates: Adults: $16, Students (3-12): $12; planetarium, classroom and assembly programs have additional fees; separate fee for evening rentals • Consumer Rates: Adults: $17, Children (3-12): $13 • Touring Times: 3 hours; add 45 minutes for planetarium, classroom or assembly programs • On-site Dining: Yes, Wild Side Café, vending machines and covered picnic areas • Gift Shop: Yes • Contact: Virginia Gabriele / grouptour@thevlm.org • www.thevlm.org

757.595.1900 TOLL-FREE: 877.856.8687 FAX: 757.599.4897

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ADDITIONAL CIVIL WAR SITES

LEEWARD MUNICIPAL MARINA

Over 145 years ago, the woods and waters of Newport News echoed with sounds of the Civil

7499 River Road (Exits 258A or 263A from I-64) ~ Leeward Marina is conveniently located on

War—the tramp of thousands of boots along the Great Warwick Road, the thunder of cannons and

the James River, at the base of the James River Bridge. From this centralized location, you will

the crack of rifle fire, the shout of orders and the cries of the wounded and the dying. The Newport

find easy access to the Hampton Roads Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. Leeward Marina has

News Civil War guide describes the Congress and Cumberland Overlook, the Monitor-Merrimac

floating docks, full-length piers and three concrete seawalls to provide protection from severe

Overlook, Young’s Mill, the Warwick County Courthouse, the Battle of Lee’s Mill, the Battle of Dam

weather. Two-hundred slips are equipped with water and electrical hookups and patrolled

No.1 and Skiffes Creek, all Civil War sites in Newport News. Contact the Newport News Tourism Development Office for your free Civil War guide today.

by security personnel after hours. The fuel dock offers full-service fueling with diesel and unleaded gasoline and houses a sewage pump-out system. The marina

OTHER POINTS

has restrooms with showers and changing areas.

OF INTEREST

From retired ships to Civil War cannons, Newport News and

Slip rental agreements are available for daily, monthly and annual periods. www.nnparks.com/boating_leeward.php 757.247.2359

the surrounding areas have a lot of American history to offer. In addition, catch a fish off one of the East Coast’s longest fishing piers or stow your boat at the well-equipped marina.

THE MATTHEW JONES HOUSE JAMES RIVER RESERVE FLEET

Taylor Avenue and Harrison Road at Fort Eustis (Exit 250A from I-64) ~ Although compromised by alterations over the past 100 years, this house provides a rare glimpse into the changing

Located at Fort Eustis Army Base ~ Commonly known as “The Ghost Fleet,”

social ambitions of the Virginia gentry and is an extraordinary example of an all-but-lost building

the over 35 retired Navy and merchant ships anchored here once carried cargo,

tradition—the earthfast house. It is the second oldest earthfast structure still standing in Virginia.

missiles, rescue equipment, helicopters, satellite-tracking devices and troops

As initially constructed in 1720, the frame of the house rests on structural posts extending into

around the globe.

the ground and no foundation was built. Pre-arranged tours can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. 757.878.5381

JAMES RIVER BRIDGE FISHING PIER

VICTORY ARCH

6701 River Road (Exit 258A or 263A from I-64) ~ At 9/10 of a mile, this is one of the longest

25th Street and West Avenue (Exit 7 from I-664) ~ During WWI, Newport News was designated

fishing piers on the East Coast. It is open from April through November. Croaker and Spot are

as one of two Ports of Embarkation (the other was New York City) where 261,820 soldiers left for

caught year-round, while Striped Bass, Flounder, Gray Trout and Red Drum are caught seasonally.

overseas. At the end of WWI, Peninsula residents chose to celebrate those who would return and

Bait shop, some tackle & snacks are available. The pier is adjacent to the Crab Shack Restaurant.

commemorate those who would not. They constructed a Victory Arch at the site where so many

There is a fee (includes daily fishing license fee). Hours: Sun-Thu from 7 am to midnight; Fri & Sat:

had passed through. The Victory Arch, a plaster and wooden structure built in 1919, was designed

24 hours a day. 757.247.0364

after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and reconstructed in 1962. Over 441,000 WWI soldiers returned through this memorial. Over $6,000 was raised to erect the monument. The Arch serves today as a memorial with an eternal flame for all men and women of the Armed Forces.

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HAMPTON

NORFOLK

PORTSMOUTH

Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau 1919 Commerce Drive, Suite 290 Hampton, VA 23666 757.722.1222 ~ 757.896.4600 Fax 800.487.8778 Toll-free www.hamptoncvb.com

Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau 232 East Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510 757.664.6620 ~ 757.622.3663 Fax 800.368.3097 Toll-free www.norfolkcvb.com

Portsmouth Convention & Visitors Bureau 6 Crawford Parkway Portsmouth, VA 23704 757.393.5111 ~ 757.393.8265 Fax www.portsva.com

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World 1972 Power Plant Parkway Hampton, VA 23666 757.262.5200 ~ 757.825.2260 Fax www.basspro.com

American Rover Tall Ship Cruise 333 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510 757.627.7245 ~ 757.627.6626 Fax tom@americanrover.com www.americanrover.com

SURROUNDING Casemate Museum at Historic Fort Monroe Casemate 20, Bernard Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651 757.788.3391 ~ 757.788.3886 Fax carol.hanson@monroe.army.mil www.monroe.army.mil/monroe/sites/ installation/museum/casemate_museum.asp Hampton History Museum 120 Old Hampton Lane Hampton, VA 23669 757.727.1610 www.hampton1610.com Hampton University Museum Huntington Building Hampton, VA 23668 757.727.5308 ~ 757.727.5170 Fax www.hamptonu.edu/museum Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises (Lobby of Hampton Maritime Center) 710 Settlers Landing Road Hampton, VA 23669 757.722.9102 ~ 757.722.9113 Fax 888.757.2628 Toll-free info@misshamptoncruises.com www.misshamptoncruises.com The American Theatre 125 E. Mellen Street Phoebus, VA 23663 757.722.2787 ~ 757.727.1621 Fax www.HamptonArts.net Virginia Air & Space Center Riverside 3-D IMAX® Theater 600 Settlers Landing Road Hampton, VA 23669 757.727.0900, ext.780 ~ 757.727.0898 Fax lmcdonald@vasc.org ~ www.vasc.org

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Carrie B. Harbor Tours Mailing Address: 1238 Bay Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 757.393.4735 info@carriebcruises.com www.carriebcruises.com

AREA ATTRACTIONS

Battleship USS Wisconsin One Waterside Drive (adjacent to Nauticus) Norfolk, VA 23510 757.664.1000 ~ 757.623.1287 Fax www.nauticus.org

Children’s Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 757.393.5258, ext.12 ~ 757.393.8083 Fax schweize@portsmouthva.gov www.childrensmuseumva.com

Nauticus, the National Maritime Center One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510 757.664.1021 ~ 757.623.1287 Fax colby.peck@norfolk.gov www.nauticus.org

The Commodore Theatre 421 High Street Portsmouth, VA 23704-3621 757.393.6962 ~ 757.393.1095 Fax fred@commodoretheatre.com www.commodoretheatre.com

Naval Station Norfolk 9077 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23505 757.444.7955 ~ 757.445.0348 Fax www.norfolkvisitor.wm/norfolknavy Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Road Norfolk, VA 23518 757.441.5830, ext.318 ~ 757.441.5837 Fax www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org Spirit of Norfolk 109 East Main Street, Suite 500 Norfolk, VA 23510 757.625.1463 ~ 757.625.1321 Fax 866.211.3803 Toll-free s.brehon@entertainmentcruises.com www.spiritofnorfolk.com Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504 757.441.2374 ~ 757.441.5408 Fax www.virginiazoo.org

Naval Shipyard Museum & Lightship Museum 2 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23705 757.393.8591 or 757.393.8741 navalmuseums@portsmouthva.gov www.portsnavalmuseums.com Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 206 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 757.393.8031 ~ 757.393.8288 Fax riesbeckr@vshfm.com www.vshfm.com

SMITHFIELD & ISLE OF WIGHT Smithfield and Isle of Wight Convention & Visitors Bureau 319 Main Street, Post Office Box 37 Smithfield, VA 23431 757.357.5182 ~ 757.365.4360 Fax 800.365.9339 Toll-free www.smithfield-virginia.com Historic Downtown Smithfield Guided Walking Tour Visitor Center, 319 Main Street Smithfield, VA 23430 800.365.9339 Toll-free ~ 757.365.4360 Fax smfdtour@isleofwightus.net www.smithfield-virginia.com

Isle of Wight Museum 103 Main Street, Smithfield, VA 23430 757.356.1223 ~ www.smithfield-virginia.com St. Luke’s Church 14477 Benns Church Boulevard Smithfield, VA 23430 757.357.3367 ~ 757.365.0543 Fax stlukes@visi.net www.historicstlukes.org

VIRGINIA BEACH Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau 2101 Parks Avenue, Suite 500 Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757.385.4700 ~ 757.437.4747 Fax 800.700.7702 Toll-free www.vbfun.com Adam Thoroughgood House 1636 Parish Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757.460.7588 ~ 757.460.7644 Fax www.virginiabeachhistory.org Francis Land House Historic Site 3131 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452 757.385.5100 ~ 757.431.3733 Fax tmmarsh@vbgov.com www.virginiabeachhistory.org Naval Air Station Oceana/ Master Jet Base Tour 1750 Tomcat Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23460 (Mailing Address: Public Affairs Office, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA 23460) 757.433.3131 ~ 757.433.3156 Fax www.vbfun.com Old Cape Henry Lighthouse & Museum 583 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23459 757.422.9421 Old Coast Guard Station 24th Street & Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757.422.1587 www.oldcoastguardstation.com The Lynnhaven House 4405 Wishart Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757.460.7109 www.virginiabeachhistory.org Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 717 General Booth Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757.385.7777 ~ 757.385.FISH (recording) 757.437.4976 Fax fish@aquarium.com www.vmsm.com

Virginia’s Jewel Reservations handled through: Intracoastal Yachts, LLC 600 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757.425.6688 ~ 757.425.6788 Fax virginiasjewel@aol.com www.virginiasjewel.com

Riverwalk Landing Post Office Box 612, Yorktown, VA 23690 757.890.3525 www.riverwalklanding.com

WILLIAMSBURG, YORKTOWN & JAMESTOWN

Sherwood Forest Plantation Off Scenic Route 5 14501 John Tyler Memorial Highway Charles City, VA 23030 804.829.5377 www.sherwoodforest.org

Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance (Jamestown & Yorktown) Post Office Box 3495 Williamsburg, VA 23187 757.229.6511 ~ 757.253.1397 Fax 800.368.6511 Toll-free www.williamsburgcc.com

Shirley Plantation 501 Shirley Plantation Road Charles City, VA 23030 804.829.5121 ~ 804.829.6322 Fax 800.232.1613 Toll-free info@shirleyplantation.com www.shirleyplantation.com

Berkeley Plantation Off Scenic Route 5 12602 Harrison Landing Road Charles City, VA 23030 804.829.6018 ~ 804.829.6757 Fax 888.466.6018 Toll-free www.berkeleyplantation.com

Water Country USA 176 Water Country Parkway Williamsburg, VA 23187 800.343.7946 Toll-free bgw.groupsales@buschgardens.com www.watercountryusa.com

Busch Gardens Williamsburg 1 Busch Gardens Boulevard Williamsburg, VA 23187 800.343.7946 Toll-free bgw.groupsales@buschgardens.com www.buschgardens.com Colonial Williamsburg Post Office Box 1776 Williamsburg, VA 23187 757.220.1000 ~ 757.220.7708 Fax 800.HISTORY Toll-free cwres@cwf.org www.colonialwilliamsburg.com Historic Jamestowne Post Office Box 210 Yorktown, VA 23690 757.898.2411 ~ 757.898.2421 Fax Catharyn_Ryan@nps.gov www.nps.gov/colo/

Watermen’s Museum 309 Water Street, Post Office Box 519 Yorktown, VA 23690 757.887.2641 ~ 757.888.2089 Fax admin@watermens.hrcoxmail.com www.watermens.org Yorktown Battlefield and Visitor Center Post Office Box 210, Yorktown, VA 23690 757.898.2411 ~ 757.898.6346 Fax Catharyn_Ryan@nps.gov www.nps.gov/colo/ Yorktown Victory Center Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Post Office Box 1607 Williamsburg, VA 23187 757.253.4939 ~ 757.253.4997 Fax 888-868-7593 Toll-free www.historyisfun.org

Historic Yorktown Post Office Box 532, Yorktown, VA 23690 757.890.3300 ~ 757.890.3509 Fax piofc@yorkcounty.gov www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism Jamestown Settlement Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Post Office Box 1607 Williamsburg, VA 23187 757.253.4939 ~ 757.253.4997 Fax 888-868-7593 Toll-free www.historyisfun.org

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VACATIONS DON’T STOP WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN!

JANUARY

Here are just a few of the many after-hours and family entertainment opportunities

Emancipation Day Observance

you’ll find in Newport News and the Tidewater/Hampton Roads area. In addition to

On the first Sunday in January, historic re-enactments, storytelling and refreshments abound. Learn about the day that

the options listed below, many Newport News restaurants also offer regularly scheduled live entertainment. Stop by the Newport News Visitor Center (Exit 250B from I-64), call us toll-free at 888.493.7386 or visit our Web site at www.newport-news.org for information on what will be happening during your visit. Hours and performance schedules vary—please call ahead.

the Emancipation Proclamation was issued and the impact it had on the African-American population in 1863. $2 suggested donation. The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center ~ 2803 Oak Avenue 757.247.2360 ~ www.newsomehouse.org

FEBRUARY Bacchus Wine and Food Festival Enjoy an evening of fine wines from around the world, microbrews for the hops lover, great food from local restaurants,

AFTER-HOURS

live music and a huge silent auction. Local restaurant cuisine, activities, live music and more. Advance tickets encouraged. Virginia Living Museum ~ 524 J.Clyde Morris Blvd. ~ 757.595.1900 ~ www.thevlm.org

ENTERTAINMENT

A Salute to the Tuskegee Airmen Members of the famous

AFTER-HOURS

Ella Fitzgerald Theater

SPECTATOR SPORTS

Cozzy’s Comedy Club

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

Langley Speedway

Tuskegee Airmen, the first

9700 Warwick Blvd., Newport News

2410 Wickham Ave., Newport News

11 Dale Lemonds Dr., Hampton

African-American fighter and

757.595.2800; www.cozzys.com

757.247.8969

757.865.7223; www.langley-speedway.com

support squadron, will be

www.downing-gross.org

ANNUAL EVENTS

Norfolk Admirals Hockey

available to discuss artifacts on display. The movie, The Tuskegee Airmen,

1000 Omni Blvd., Newport News

Ferguson Center for the Arts

The Scope, Norfolk

1 University Pl., Newport News

will be shown in the museum theater, and after the movie, guest speakers

757.873.1063 or 757.873.6664

757.664.6464; www.norfolkadmirals.com

www.tribecann.com

757.594.8752; www.fergusoncenter.org

Tribeca

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT/ IMAX MOVIES

The NorVa

Harbor Park, Norfolk

317 Monticello Ave., Norfolk

757.622.2222; www.norfolktides.com

Peninsula Community Theatre

600 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton

10251 Warwick Blvd., Newport News

757.727.0900; www.vasc.org

757.595.5728; www.pctlive.org

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Smithfield Little Theatre

757.385.3474; www.vmsm.com

210 North Church Street, Smithfield 757.357.7338 www.smithfieldlittletheatre.com

MOVIE THEATERS Regal Kiln Creek Cinema 20 100 Regal Way, Newport News 757.989.5200 www.regmovies.com

Virginia Opera Harrison Opera House 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk 757.627.9545; www.vaopera.org Virginia Stage Company Wells Theatre, 110 E. Tazewell St., Norfolk

THE PERFORMING ARTS The American Theatre 125 E. Mellen St., Hampton 757.722.2787; www.hamptonarts.net

will relate their experiences while serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Included in regular admission. Virginia War Museum ~ 9285 Warwick Blvd. ~ 757.247.8523 ~ www.warmuseum.org

757.627.4547; www.thenorva.com

Virginia Air & Space Center

717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach

Norfolk Tides Baseball

757.627.1234; www.vastage.com Virginia Symphony Ferguson Center for the Arts Newport News and Chrysler Hall, Norfolk 757.892.6366; www.virginasymphony.org

SPORTS AND RECREATION Classic Lanes 630 79th St., Newport News 757.245.2818; www.classiclanesinc.com The Hampton Roads IcePlex 401 Village Ave., Kiln Creek, Yorktown 757.877.7539; www.hriceplex.com Peninsula Family Skating Center 307 Main St., Newport News, 757.599.4769 Play A Round Golf and Games 89 Nelson Dr., Newport News 757.591.2800 www.playaroundgolfandgames.com

MARCH Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend The Annual Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend includes nationally renowned scholars, Civil War encampments, a variety of tours and historical events the entire family will enjoy. Registration required for some events. Fee. The Mariners’ Museum ~ 100 Museum Drive ~ 757.596.2222 ~ www.marinersmuseum.org

St. Patrick’s Day Concert The magic of the leprechauns will transform the Fountain Plaza into a “wee bit” of the Emerald Isle. Live music with food and beverages for sale. Free admission. Fountain Plaza, City Center at Oyster Point ~ Town Center Drive ~ 757.873.2020 ~ www.citycenteratoysterpoint.com

Attucks Theatre 1010 Church St., Norfolk, 757.622.4763 www.attuckstheatre.org

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Summer Celebration Wine Festival Sample wines from some of Virginia’s best wineries while enjoying musical entertainment,

APRIL

gift vendors, food, living history and more. Advance tickets encouraged. Lee Hall Mansion ~ 163 Yorktown Road ~ 757.888.3371 ~ www.leehall.org

Historic Garden Week in Virginia

JUNE & JULY

America’s oldest and largest house and garden tour program was started in 1929 by The Garden Club

Thursdays by the Lake

of Virginia. For those interested in horticulture, there will be multiple kinds of gardens and flowers. Visitors interested in architecture and interior design will see beautifully renovated historic properties as well as exceptional artwork and antiques.

Join The Mariners’ Museum for its annual free concert series on the banks of Lake Maury overlooking the full-scale

Ticket prices and a listing of area locations and dates are available on the Web site. 804.644.7776 ~ www.vagardenweek.org

replica of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy live music. Adult beverages, soft drinks and food for sale. Arrive early and take advantage of free admission to the museum after 4 pm. Free. The Mariners’

APRIL & MAY Virginia Arts Festival

Museum ~ 100 Museum Drive ~ 757.596.2222 ~ www.marinersmuseum.org

This annual festival presents renowned artists from around the world, as well as selected regional arts groups. Classical music, jazz, ballet,

JULY

modern dance and musical theater will be performed, along with the festival’s signature event, the Virginia International Tattoo. Ticket

4th of July Stars in the Sky

prices and Newport News performances to be determined. 757.282.2800 ~ www.vafest.org

The Virginia Peninsula’s biggest July 4th event features nationally-known entertainers, food vendors, children’s rides and fireworks over the James

MAY Armed Forces Day Toy Soldier Show Vendors will be selling antique and contemporary toy soldiers and miniatures. Historical miniature kits and models in metal and plastic are also for sale. Outdoor displays and demonstrations are part of the fun. Join us for this salute to Armed Forces Day. Included in regular admission. Virginia War Museum ~ 9285 Warwick Blvd. ~ 757.247.8523 ~ www.warmuseum.org

River. Free admission; fees for children’s rides; food and beverages for sale. Victory Landing Park ~ 50 26th Street ~ 757.926.1400 ~ www.nnparks.com

AUGUST Classics at Lee Hall Car show open to all makes, models and years. Event will include food, activities for kids, swap meets, vendors and door prizes. Free admission to car show; house tours available for separate fee. Registration fee.

Newport News Children’s Festival of Friends Children ages 2 to 12 will enjoy over 100 hands-on activities, games, costumed characters and rides. All activities are free. Parking fee per vehicle; food and beverages for sale. Newport News Park ~ 13560 Jefferson Avenue ~ 757.926.1400 ~ www.nnparks.com

Lee Hall Mansion ~ 163 Yorktown Road ~ 757.888.3371 ~ www.leehall.org

SEPTEMBER Annual Military Vehicle Show

JUNE TO SEPTEMBER

A variety of vintage military vehicles will be on display, including jeeps and military motorcycles. Vendors will sell insignia, books, uniforms,

Summer Sounds Concert Series

accoutrements and more. Sponsored in conjunction with the Hampton Roads Militaria Society, this event will be fun for the entire family. Free.

Grab a picnic basket, a bottle of wine, a chair or a blanket and come out for a great night of music in

Virginia War Museum ~ 9285 Warwick Blvd. ~ 757.247.8523 ~ www.warmuseum.org

Styron Square at Port Warwick, with some of today’s top local and regional bands in a family-friendly

Vineyards by the Fountain

atmosphere. Free. Port Warwick ~ Loftis Blvd. at Jefferson Avenue ~ 757.875.9351 or 757.898.4006

A fabulous fall event to enjoy fruits of the vineyards, delicious food, great music and good company. Table reservations

~ www.theportwarwickconservancy.com

available. Taster tickets include a souvenir wine glass. Food and beverages for sale. Ticket prices and sale locations to be determined. Fountain Plaza, City Center at Oyster Point ~ Town Center Drive ~ 757.282.2800 ~

JUNE

www.citycenteratoysterpoint.com

Annual Juneteenth Celebration The Emancipation Proclamation … and then, there was Juneteenth. Do you know about Juneteenth? Juneteenth is an exciting celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery and brings families, neighbors and friends together to recognize the contributions that African Americans have made to American history and to our community. The theme is “Unity in the Community.” The festival includes food vendors, live entertainment, exhibitors and craft and trade vendors. Free. James A. Fields House ~ 757.245.1991 ~ and The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center ~ 757.247.2360

OCTOBER Annual Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife Enjoy the sounds, sights and memories that have been carefully passed from generation to generation at Southeast Virginia’s biggest traditional craft show with over 200 vendors. The festival includes craft and trade demonstrations, children’s activities, food vendors and continuous entertainment on four stages. Free admission; parking fee per vehicle; food and beverages for sale. Newport News Park ~ 13560 Jefferson Avenue ~ 757.926.1400 ~ www.nnparks.com

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Night of the Living Museum

Celebration in Lights

This Halloween celebration returns as a non-scary event for families with children ages 12 and under. Enjoy live animal shows, a night walk trail

Light up your holidays with the award-winning Celebration in

and various creatures of the night. Hear Halloween and nocturnal animal myths dispelled. Meet the Storytelling Witch and the Spider Lady and

Lights, a two-mile drive-through of spectacular, animated scenes

explore the Enchanted Forest. Fee. Virginia Living Museum ~ 524 J.Clyde Morris Blvd. ~ 757.595.1900 ~ www.thevlm.org

set in Newport News Park. Over 700,000 lights illuminate the beauty of Newport News Park’s forests, fields and ponds

Annual 10K on The Noland Trail

in Virginia’s longest running drive-through light event. View

Lace-up your running shoes and head to The Mariners’ Museum for the annual 10K on the Noland Trail. This 6.2 mile run benefits The Mariners’ Museum Park. Runners from throughout Hampton Roads will race on The Noland Trail, enjoying dramatic views of Lake Maury and the surrounding park. One mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 am; 10K begins at 9 am. Advance registration fee. The Mariners’ Museum ~ 100 Museum Drive ~ 757.596.2222 ~ www.marinersmuseum.org

Annual Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival Find the best in amazing sculpture and fine art, all in a festival-friendly setting. Enjoy great music and food while shopping among 100 award-winning artisans from across the country. Enjoy artist demonstrations, performing arts groups and the Young Collector’s Tent, where children under 10 can purchase valued art work from $5 to $20. Food and beverage vendors; items for sale. Free. Port Warwick ~ Loftis Blvd. at Jefferson Avenue ~ 757.875.9351 ~ www.pwartfest.org

multicolored snowflakes, leaping reindeer, whimsical toys, forest animals, elegant swans and scenes from Virginia’s past portrayed in a kaleidoscope of dazzling color. Over 200 displays, including 70 animated displays, are spread throughout a dozen themed areas, including “Winter Wonderland,” “Forest Friends,” “Battle of the Ironclads,” “Santa’s Enchanted Kingdom” and “Old Man Winter.” Fee. Newport News Park ~ 13560 Jefferson Avenue ~ 757.926.1400 ~ www.nnparks.com

DECEMBER Antebellum Holidays Visit Lee Hall Mansion, decorated for the holidays, mid-19th-century-style. Included in regular admission. Lee Hall Mansion ~ 163 Yorktown Road ~ 757.888.3371 ~ www.leehall.org

Christmas at Endview

NOVEMBER

Greenery and period decorations brighten Endview Plantation for the 1861 holidays. Included in regular admission. Endview Plantation ~ 362 Yorktown Road ~ 757.887.1862 ~ www.endview.org

Artful Giving Experience Artful Giving at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. For the season, Pfac’s Gallery Shop expands to offer a unique selection

Holiday Militaria Show

of one-of-a-kind gifts created by artists and craftspeople both regionally and from around the world. In addition to affordable

Vendors will sell insignia, books, uniforms, accoutrements and more. The Museum’s gift shop will be offering special discounts on

original works of fine art, you’ll also find elegant and funky jewelry, pottery and ceramics, plus fashion accessories and decorative home accents. Peninsula Fine Arts Center ~ 101 Museum Drive ~ 757.596.8175 ~ www.pfac-va.org

selected items. Included in regular admission. Virginia War Museum ~ 9285 Warwick Blvd. ~ 757.247.8523 ~ www.warmuseum.org

Hollydazzle

Veterans Day Ceremony

Hampton Roads’ most unique award-winning holiday event combines fireworks, special effects and music in a spectacular

Sponsored by American Legion, Braxton-Perkins Post 25, this annual ceremony is held at the Victory Arch,

show presented “in the round” on the Fountain Plaza. Free children’s activities and holiday performances. Free

25th Street and West Avenue, in downtown Newport News. Free. Then visit the Virginia War Museum

admission; food and beverages for sale. Fountain Plaza, City Center at Oyster Point ~ Town Center Drive

on Veterans Day to learn more about America’s rich military heritage and receive $1

757.926.1400 ~ www.nnparks.com

off the posted admission prices. Virginia War Museum ~ 9285 Warwick Blvd. ~ 757.247.8523 ~ www.warmuseum.org

Star of Wonder: The Mystery of the Christmas Star Annual Holiday Planetarium Show Experience a totally new vision of Star of Wonder. The Virginia Living Museum has presented Star of Wonder since

100 Miles of Lights

its inception, but never like this! Experience the journey of the Magi from a new perspective—all around you!

Come see the millions of lights and hundreds of holiday events! Drive-through and walk-through light shows, lighted boat parades, city illuminations, music festivals, theatrical performances and living history re-enactments are among the many holiday events taking place in Richmond, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. Event times and costs vary. Holiday packages are available. For more information on 100 Miles of Lights events and holiday packages, call 888.493.7386 ext.100 ~ www.100milesoflights.com

Become immersed in the majesty and mystery of the scientific puzzle of the identity of the Star of Bethlehem. Fee. Virginia Living Museum ~ 524 J.Clyde Morris Blvd. ~ 757.595.1900 ~ www.thevlm.org

Soulful Christmas Celebration Take part in a full day of holiday happenings at The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center! Visit and take pictures with our African-American Santa. Enjoy sounds of the season provided by area youth choirs. Find special gifts from local craftsmen and craftswomen. Give back to the community by donating to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. Free. The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center ~ 2803 Oak Avenue ~ 757.247.2360 ~ www.newsomehouse.org

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The following is a variety of sample itineraries that will provide you with

GARDEN TOUR & THE ANNUAL VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO

some of the wonderful things to see and do while staying in Newport News.

America’s oldest and largest house and garden tour program began in 1929 by The Garden Club of

The possibilities are endless, so let your imagination create the perfect

Virginia and is only offered in the month of April. Even if you can’t squeeze in the Historic Garden Week

customized itinerary for your group. And don’t forget, we’re here to help

activities, with this tour you’ll still visit formal gardens, walled gardens, herb gardens and even secret

you. So, visit our Web site at www.newport-news.org or give us a call,

gardens! From dinners in beautifully restored properties, to interactive nature tours like you have never

toll-free, at 888.493.7386; we would love to hear from you. Have fun!

ITINERARIES CATCH A “LIBERTY” WAVE

seen, to unique shopping stops and more, this tour has it all. There is even an international flair when you visit the Norfolk Scope and enjoy the Virginia International Tattoo. DAY 1: Start your tour at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, and explore their Virginia Garden that highlights Virginia’s gardening history from 1607 to the present. Then explore Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea with living exhibits that look back at you! Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. DAY 2: Take part in the Historic Garden Week with tours of gardens, renovated historic properties as well as contemporary residences. Lunch is on your own with time for afternoon shopping before returning to Newport News. Enjoy a nice, ice-cold glass of sweet tea and a tour at Lee

With a rich military heritage that spans hundreds of years and touches all branches of the US armed forces, Newport News and her surrounding cities is a popular and memorable destination. With sites and attractions that will evoke memories and retrace days long past, Newport News salutes all veterans and active service members alike with a heroes’ welcome and invites everyone to learn more about the life of a solider. DAY 1: Air Force fans will love to tour the Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton, the official visitor center for the NASA Langley-Research Center and Langley Air Force Base, and your day wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the base as well. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.

Hall Mansion, one of the last remaining antebellum homes on the Virginia Peninsula. The grounds of the mansion are restoration projects of The Garden Club of Virginia, funded by proceeds from Historic Garden Week. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Legends Grille and watch a beautiful sunset over the Newport News Golf Course. DAY 3: Hop onboard The Rudee Explorer, the Virginia Aquarium’s pontoon boat, for a glimpse of Owls Creek Salt Marsh in Virginia Beach. During this 35-minute cruise, the Aquarium’s educators will introduce you to this special ecosystem and some of its inhabitants. Then take to the

DAY 2: Today is a fun-filled day as Navy fans arrive at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach where

ocean and comb the Virginia Beach Boardwalk for a great lunch spot and

a retired military pilot will guide you around this jet base. Enjoy lunch at the Officers’ Club before departing

shopping. Depart for Norfolk this evening for dinner at Freemason Abbey,

for Norfolk. Arrive at Naval Station Norfolk where a Navy personnel will guide you through the world’s

situated within a beautiful old Victorian Church. This

largest naval installation. Then, it’s off to downtown Norfolk to explore the USS Wisconsin, the largest and

elegant restaurant serves a traditional American menu

last battleship ever built by the US Navy. This evening, dine aboard the Spirit of Norfolk. DAY 3: Army fans will reminisce as they explore the US Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis in Newport News. From horse-drawn wagons to all-terrain, armored vehicles, the history of Army transportation is told through models, dioramas and full-size vehicles and equipment in this unique museum. As Newport News is one of the fastest growing shopping areas in the United States, take time for

which includes incredibly fresh seafood. Then it’s on with the show to Norfolk Scope for the Virginia International Tattoo. This annual production is an exhibition of marching bands, massed pipes and drums, drill teams, gymnasts, Scottish dancers, choirs and more.

some “retail therapy” and lunch on your own. Then, see American military history unfold at the Virginia War Museum. Collections of artifacts, weapons, vehicles, uniforms and posters trace the development of US military from 1775 to the present. Dinner will be served at the historic Boxwood Inn in Newport News. Sit back and enjoy “dinnertainment” as the Doorway Singers pay tribute to the dramatic years of the 1940s. DAY 4: Before departing for home, our Coast Guard enthusiasts will enjoy their morning in Portsmouth with a tour of the Fifth Coast Guard District Station. Then soak up the charm of this 300-year-old port city with a tour of Old Towne, which will take you past one of the largest collections of antique homes south of Alexandria, Virginia.

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1862 PENINSULA CAMPAIGN

GETTING BACK TO BASICS The ABCs of Newport News: DAY 1: [A-Arts] Start out with a creative visit to the Hands On For Kids Gallery at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, where young artists become stars. Next, learn tricks of the trade in an exclusive behindthe-scenes tour of the Ferguson Center for the Arts, a perfect place to explore the magical world of the performing arts. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel, where tonight’s entertainment is a Civil War theme, with costumed actors leading students through audience participation to find out “whodunit?” Or, end the day with a performance at the delightful Peninsula Community Theatre or

Only weeks after the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, the woods and waters of Newport News would echo with the sounds

the spectacular Ferguson Center for the Arts.

of battle as she played an important role in the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Newport News saw the world’s first battle between the ironclad

DAY 2: [B-Battles] This morning, students will learn History and English the interactive way when

ships, the awarding of two Medals of Honor, a growing role for African-Americans in the United States military and one woman who, disguised as a male soldier, fought for her country. Today, when you tour the Civil War of Newport News, the stories of the famous and the unknown are told at each site along the way.

they visit Endview Plantation and Lee Hall Mansion. At Endview, students will participate in the Civil War Soldier’s Life program to explore some of the causes of the Civil War, the citizen reactions to the issues, a soldier’s living conditions and more. Then at Lee Hall, they will meet Edgar Allen Poe,

DAY 1: On March 8 and 9, 1862, Newport News, along with the rest of the world, witnessed naval history when the USS Monitor and the

in person, as he talks about his life and recites some of his greatest work, such as “Murder in the

CSS Virginia, new ironclads, dueled each other on the James River. Learn about their imprint on history as you tour The Mariners’ Museum

Rue Morgue” and “The Raven.” Lunch is at Compass Café before touring The Mariners’ Museum.

and the USS Monitor Center; the official repository for artifacts and archives from the USS Monitor. Lunch is on your own in Historic Hilton

This nationally known maritime museum is filled to the crow’s nest with artifacts, paintings, original

Village, originally built to house Newport News Shipyard workers during World War I and America’s first federally subsidized, planned

documents and the opportunity to learn more about the infamous battle between the ironclads at

community. Then witness, first hand, the waters where this historic battle took place at the Monitor-Merrimac Overlook. Enjoy dinner at

their premier Civil War attraction, the USS Monitor Center. Your students will enjoy a pizza party

your hotel this evening.

this evening onboard the Miss Hampton II, where they can eat and dance the night away under the stars!

DAY 2: Take an early morning exploration to see original earthen fortifications at Causey’s Mill, Young’s Mill, Lee’s Mill and at Newport News Park’s Battle of Dam No. 1. Then meet a figure from the past when you attend one of our Civil War re-enactments or living history programs at

DAY 3: [C-Critters] Before departing for home, take a morning stroll on the Virginia Living Museum’s

Endview Plantation or Lee Hall Mansion. Completed in 1769, Endview Plantation was owned by Dr. Humphrey Harwood Curtis during the 1862

boardwalk for an up-close safari into the lives of many native animals. Inside, this museum lets you

Peninsula Campaign. During this time, the home was used briefly as a Confederate hospital

explore Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea and they offer a “wild” variety

and was then occupied by Union forces until the end of the war. Lee Hall Mansion is

of student programs and labs.

the only large, mid-nineteenth century, plantation house remaining on Virginia’s lower Peninsula. This home, built between 1851 and 1859, was used as Confederate headquarters during the Campaign. This evening you’ll discover the taste of the

Performance Venues are also available at each of these locations. For more details please visit our Web site at www.newport-news.org.

South with your themed dinner at The Boxwood Inn. This historic 110+ year-old bed and breakfast was built in 1896 and served as the Warwick County Hall of Records, a general store, a post office and a hotel for soldiers during both World Wars. DAY 3: This morning, visit the James A. Fields House before departing for home. Mr. Fields was born a slave in Hanover County, Virginia, and in 1862, he and his brother escaped slavery and found refuge at Fort Monroe. This house was used by Mr. Fields as his law office and primary residence from 1897 to 1903.

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Newport News celebrates fine wine, micro-brews, great food and live music during two special events

NEWPORT NEWS IS FOR WINE LOVERS

every year. On the first Friday in

JUNE 11, 2011, JUNE 9, 2012

NEWPORT NEWS “SALUTES” OUR PAST (AND PRESENT!) THROUGH WINE, FOOD AND GOOD TIMES

February, the Virginia Living Museum hosts their Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival and on the second Saturday of June, Lee Hall Mansion hosts the Summer Celebration Wine Festival. We have put together two creative and fun sample itineraries for your groups to enjoy.

FEBRUARY 4-5, 2011, FEBRUARY 3-4, 2012

HERITAGE, HISTORY & WINE IN NEWPORT NEWS

DAY 1: Arrive in Newport News, Virginia and sail through 3,000 years of maritime history at The Mariners’ Museum, home to the premier Civil War attraction in the country—the USS Monitor Center.

DAY 1: Arrive in Newport News, Virginia and enjoy a windshield tour to see where Ella

After your tour, it’s dinner time with an authentic Civil War meal, and we ain’t talking “hardtack”

Fitzgerald and Pearl Bailey were born. Then, tour The Newsome House Museum &

here! Start off with peanut soup, then enjoy our traditionally baked Virginia ham and don’t forget

Cultural Center, a restored 1899 Queen Anne residence of African-American attorney,

dessert—Civil War Idiot’s Delight, a dessert so fool-proof that even an idiot can make it!

J. Thomas Newsome. This evening, “party with the animals” as you enjoy fine wines, mirco-brews, great food and live music during the Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival at the Virginia Living Museum. DAY 2: Visit the James A. Fields House, home to the eminently successful James A. Fields after the Civil War and home to the first hospital for blacks in the city. Next, succulent scents of the south fill the air as you arrive at the Train Station for a spectacular crab and southern buffet luncheon! Our last stop before departing for home is the Virginia War Museum. Join us as we “Salute the Tuskegee Airmen” with original members discussing artifacts on display.

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DAY 2: The next day, enjoy our Summer Celebration Wine Festival at Lee Hall Mansion. Sample a variety of Virginia wines in a truly historic setting of this 1859 home, once used as headquarters by Confederate generals during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Live music, living history, food, wine and gift vendors! DAY 3: Enjoy breakfast with today’s soldiers at the Officer’s Club of Fort Eustis. Then before departing for home, explore the world of Army transportation from steam locomotives of days past to the experimental rocket belt at the US Army Transportation Museum.

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NEWPORT NEWS: THE PARANORMAL TOUR

THE HOLIDAY LIGHTS OF TIDEWATER AND THE HAMPTON ROADS REGION Millions of lights and hundreds of holiday events! Drive-through and walk-through light shows, lighted boat parades,

Curious about the paranormal? Wonder if ghosts really walk among us? Come to Newport News, Virginia and experience The Paranormal

city illuminations, music festivals, theatrical performances and living history re-enactments are among the many holiday

Tour. It’s history with a touch of mystery!

events taking place in Richmond, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. Day 1 (P.M.): The tour begins with a night walk through Newport News Park. A park ranger will take your group on an “Owl Prowl” in DAY 1: Arrive at the Virginia Living Museum and take part in their traditional holiday planetarium show Star of Wonder. Then discover the world of art at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, where diverse

search of those things that go bump in the night. Check-in to your Newport News hotel for a good night’s rest and prepare for tomorrow’s adventure.

artworks and dynamic exhibitions that change every few months are just part of the fun. And don’t miss their annual Artful Giving! Here you’ll find unique, diverse, handmade arts, crafts

DAY 2 (A.M.): After a delicious breakfast, start the day with a ghost tour of Ferry Plantation. Located in Virginia Beach, Ferry Plantation

and usual imports for all your holiday season shopping needs. Enjoy Dickens Christmas

holds stories of a native indian tribe and

Dinner at The Boxwood Inn featuring the Doorway Singers. Or take part in Newport News’

Grace Sherwood, Virginia’s only convicted

Hollydazzle the first Friday evening in December. Hampton Roads’ most unique award-

witch, who was tried by water and found

winning holiday event combines fireworks, special effects and music in a spectacular show

guilty of witchcraft. Venture back up the

presented “in the round” on the Fountain Plaza.

Peninsula to hear stories and battle cries

DAY 2: This morning, experience a Colonial Christmas as you tour Jamestown Settlement and compare English Christmas customs with how the season may have been observed during the difficult years of the Jamestown Colony. After lunch on your own in their café, depart for a tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Enjoy dinner this evening at one of many restaurants located throughout the Patrick Henry Mall area in Newport News before Oleta Coach Lines escorts you through Lights Galore. This evening, be prepared to see over a million lights as you drive through Newport News’ Celebration in Lights, Norfolk’s Botanical

of sailors past at the USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum.

Recovered

artifacts, original documents, paintings, personal accounts and interactive experiences will paint an exciting portrait of the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, Civil War icons whose historic clash changed the way ships were built. Visitors will be able to walk on the deck of a full-scale replica of the USS Monitor, try their hand at maneuvering a sailing frigate in battle, walk down a mock pier between a wooden frigate and the ironclad CSS Virginia, step inside the “battle theater” and experience the action during the Battle of Hampton Roads, and much more.

Garden’s Garden of Lights and Virginia Beach’s Holiday Lights at the Boardwalk—a night full of DAY 2 (P.M.): After lunch at any of our group-friendly restaurants, travel to Endview Plantation, where

holiday spirit. Or have dinner in one of Colonial Williamsburg’s authentic taverns and take part in their

you will see video and listen to actual electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) recordings from investigations

Grand Illumination the first Sunday evening in December. Welcome the holiday season with candles, fireworks

conducted by RTL Paranormal, a local paranormal investigation group. Completed in 1769 by William

and music for an 18th century celebration.

Harwood, Endview has been restored to its 1862 appearance. In the 1850s, the home was purchased by DAY 3: Before departing for home, enjoy a tour of Lee Hall Mansion, decorated for the holidays in mid-19 century style

Dr. Humphrey Harwood Curtis, William Harwood’s great-grandson. Dr. Curtis had his medical practice at

for their Antebellum Holidays. This guided tour will incorporate holiday customs that originated during the 1800s.

Endview from 1856 to 1861. The home was used briefly as a Confederate hospital in the spring of 1862

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and was then occupied by Union forces until 1864. Step back in time as you enter Lee Hall Mansion, the only large mid-19th-century plantation house remaining on Virginia’s lower Peninsula. Lee Hall, an Italianate mansion constructed c. 1859, was once home to one of Warwick County’s leading landowners, Richard Decauter Lee, who achieved prominence using the scientific farming method. During the 1862 Peninsula Campaign, Lee Hall became the headquarters for Confederate generals Magruder and Johnston. Return to your Newport News hotel for rest and relaxation. You’ll need it, for tonight, the paranormal adventure continues with a candle-lit Civil War themed evening at The Boxwood Inn, a gracious 1896 Southern mansion and former home of Simon Curtis (the “boss man” of Warwick County). Tonight, you’ll feast on a traditional plantation dinner, followed by an actual paranormal investigation with team members from RTL Paranormal. They will teach your group all about the tools and methods used to capture evidence of ghosts among us.

DAY 3 (A.M.): Enjoy another hearty breakfast before heading home with spooky memories of Newport News, Virginia.

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A GROOVY TIME WARP OF NEWPORT NEWS

Taste of Newport News, Virginia This tour “flight” is truly a feast for the eyes and palate and offers an

Newport News is the perfect place for your group’s “outta sight,” nostalgic getaway!

elaborate menu of history, nature, art, food and wine.

DAY 1: When the 1960s began, so did the Vietnam War. Learn about this important time in our history as well as other events that shaped our world at the Virginia War Museum. This expansive museum is an overview

DAY 1: All aboard the Civil War Bus Tour! Meet Michael Moore,

of U.S. military history from 1775 to the present day. Displays of uniforms, weapons, accoutrements, and art

Registrar for Lee Hall Mansion, one of the last remaining antebellum

work focus on the men and women involved in American military actions dating back from the Revolutionary

homes on the Virginia Peninsula. Michael will guide your group along

War. And if that’s not enough, visit the U.S. Army Transportation Museum. The Museum occupies over

the civil war trails of the Union and Confederate armies. Next stop is

six acres just inside the entrance to Fort Eustis, a Training and Doctrine Command Installation, and has

The Mariners’ Museum, home to the premier Civil War attraction in

impressive exhibits related to the Vietnam War as well as nearly 100 full-size vehicles and other military

the country—the USS Monitor Center. In addition, over 60,000 square

craft. The new Bellino Gallery opened in 2004 and features large-scale artifacts, including a reproduction

feet of exhibition space allows you to escape to the Chesapeake Bay,

Vietnam-era guard tower and a rare gun truck. Bowling was a great

imagine steering a wooden sailing

activity for both adults and teens. Bring your group over to Classic

ship, sit in an aircraft carrier ready room and marvel at the renowned Crabtree Collection of Miniature Ships.

Lanes for lunch and a bit of healthy competition…watch out for the

Wine and dine at Rockefeller’s Restaurant, located in the Newport News Marriott at City Center. Feast on

gutter ball!

succulent signature seafood dishes and enjoy the ambiance of this fine hotel restaurant.

Pink Floyd was one of the first bands to play psychedelic music. Long instrumental solos and weird electronic effects were a crazy part of the band’s style. Hear their music and other classic bands accompanied with incredible laser light shows at the Abbitt Planetarium at the Virginia Living Museum! Experience the new state-of-the-art laser system that splashes brilliant high-color LED laser light all across the entire surface of the dome. It’s the most amazing light show you’ve ever seen!

DAY 2: Start the day with a walk in the park…Newport News Park! The largest municipal park east of the Mississippi River, Newport News Park offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, biking, mountain biking, picnicking, paddle boating, canoeing, archery and freshwater fishing. Year-round camping is also available at 188 campsites. Share a little Deer Talk with a Newport News Park Ranger and learn about “where the wild things are.” At the Virginia Living Museum, explore Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea with living exhibits that look back at you. Experience a steamy cypress swamp and a cool mountain cove. Explore the underwater world of the Chesapeake Bay and the underground realm of a limestone cave. Enjoy hands-on activities and an observatory. Step outdoors and stroll the boardwalk to view animals in naturalized habitats and see native plant gardens. Take a peek behind the curtain at

DAY 2: Are you into the hippie or mod look? In the 1960s, jewelry included love beads, flower power, flapper-length bead necklaces and multi-

the Ferguson Center for the Arts at Christopher Newport University and get a behind-the-scenes tour of

strand necklaces in popular day-glow colors like orange, pink, yellow and lime. Create your own look at The Bead Store in the Historic

the acoustically-superb theatres. Your group will also learn about Theatre CNU and their latest student

Hilton Village. Next, head over to City Center and shop for a nice outfit to go with your accessories! Before tonight’s festivities,

production. Just a short drive down the Cultural Corridor, you’ll find the Peninsula Fine Arts Center

connect with your inner “flower child” and enjoy a relaxing stroll through Huntington Park’s Rose Garden. The Rose Garden

where “Art is What You Make It!” Diverse artworks, dynamic exhibitions and original works by local

offers a beautifully landscaped area complete with a scenic gazebo and features over 45 different rose varieties. In 2002,

artists are part of this ever-changing art world. Did someone say margarita? Visit Newport News’s own

Newport News was named an American Rose City by the American Rose Society, the first city in Virginia to earn

“Margaritaville”…Cheeseburger in Paradise. Enjoy a variety of delicious delicacies, including Jimmy’s usual with “lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes.” And don’t forget the big kosher dill

that distinction.

pickle on the side! Your group will have a fun-filled evening at this “island oasis”! This evening, your group will have the chance to show off their hip look at The Boxwood Inn!

Enjoy

“dinnertainment” with groovy sixties style as they take you back to a decade that saw a flood of new bands, new fashions and new songs that nudged aside the fifties. Out went doo-wop, in came folk music, Motown, beach music and the counter-culture of long hair, tie-dye and sandals.

DAY 3: Today your group will indulge in the finer things in life! After a day of shopping at Port Warwick, City Center or Historic Hilton Village, stop in and learn all about wine and cheese pairings at Wine for Cheese. This quaint, unpretentious shop is much more than meets the eye as you’ll surely be educated and entertained! Enhance your culinary skills with a Chef from Mitty’s Ristorante, located in the Omni Newport News Hotel. Your group will enjoy a cooking demonstration that will have their mouths watering, followed

DAY 3: Be sure to have a good breakfast as you’ll need lots of energy today! This was a crucial decade for the nation’s

by a fabulous dinner.

amusement parks and there is one that your group will love and it’s only minutes away…Busch Gardens Williamsburg! With more than 50 thrilling rides and attractions, 10 main stage productions and world-class shopping, this will be a day well spent!

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Accommodations

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Wheelchair Accessible

In-room Wi-Fi

Interior Corridors

Common Area Wi-Fi

Exterior Corridors

Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

On-site Restaurant

Indoor Pool

On-site Catering Available

In-room Internet Connection

Free Motorcoach Parking

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The Boxwood Inn is a charming 100+-year-old Bed and Breakfast with four guest rooms. All have private baths. Group

will enjoy convenient access to Fort Eustis, the Virginia Air & Space Center, The Mariners’ Museum and Busch Gardens®.

functions are our forte and feature special dinner selections with entertainment. We also specialize in wedding receptions,

Hotel amenities including a complimentary full breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub and business center. All

rehearsal dinners and themed events such as “Liberty Call,” a USO style show from WWII; “Murder Mystery Evenings”

rooms are Mini-Suites with Sleeper Sofa.

and a “Plantation Dinner.” The Inn seats a total of 120. The Parlor boasts antique furnishings, a fireplace, 13 ft. ceilings and seats 22. The Library also hosts a collection of books, antiques, a fireplace and seats 20. The Tea Shoppe is decorated with Blue Willow China, teapots, and a fireplace, and seats 18-20. The Wedding Porch is our largest banquet room featuring 10 round tables accommodating 8 each, and a private restroom. Decorated like a true southern veranda with lattice, tiny white lights and green plants, the Wedding Porch offers a wonderful fairytale atmosphere. 65 rooms ◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $69-$119 Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM

4 rooms Rack Rate: $105–$145 Check-in: 4:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM Tour & Travel Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

500 Operations Drive Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 250A off I-64

10 Elmhurst St. Newport News, VA 23603 Exit 247 off I-64

757.952.1182

757.888.8854

FAX: 757.952.1183

Karan Shah bestwestern71@cox.net www.bestwestern.com

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[THE BOXWOOD INN]

[BEST WETERN INN & SUITES]

Welcome to BEST WESTERN PLUS Newport News Inn & Suites! Guests staying at the Newport News, Virginia hotel

FAX: 757.887.3986

Space

Sq.Ft.

Meeting Capacity

Conference Room

365

20-25

Space

Sq.Ft. Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Meeting Capacity

Wedding Porch

800

80

100

120

80

Tea Room

300

18-20

n/a

n/a

n/a

Library

300

20

n/a

n/a

n/a

Parlor

300

22

n/a

n/a

n/a

General Store

700

n/a

50

n/a

n/a

Kathryn Hulick boxwoodinn@yahoo.com www.boxwood-inn.com

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Comfort Suites Airport offers stylish and immaculate suites with one king bed or two queen beds. There is a sitting

historic and world-famous points of interest are within 20 miles of this Newport News, VA hotel, such as: Colonial

area in each suite. All suites are 100% non-smoking with microwaves and refrigerators in each. Rooms include a

Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, Fort Eustis, Stoney

spacious work desk for business travelers and a delicious complimentary Savory Starts hot breakfast is served daily

Run Athletic Complex, Newport News Shipbuilding, Christopher Newport University, The Mariners’ Museum, Peninsula

in our dining room. Guests will enjoy free high speed internet access, free airport shuttle and business center. Leisure

Fine Arts Center (Pfac) are conveniently located to the hotel. Amenities include: complimentary hot deluxe continental

travelers can take advantage of our indoor swimming pool all year as well as our fitness center. Fine dining abounds with

breakfast, complimentary Wireless Internet, coin operated laundry, outdoor pool, free local calls, free shuttle service

15-plus restaurants within walking distance including Olive Garden and Red Lobster.

within a five-mile radius, room service from Ruby Tuesday’s and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Enjoy shopping and dining at the adjacent Patrick Henry Mall. 122 rooms ◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $84–$114 Check-in: 4:00 PM

◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $99–$139 Check-in: 4:00 PM

Check-out: 12:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: 1 Comp with 15 paid; 30 day cancellation

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: 1 Comp with 25 paid

Other Group Comp Policy: 1 Comp with 20 paid; 30-day cancellation

Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

12330 Jefferson Ave. Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 255A off I-64

12570 Jefferson Ave. Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 255B off I-64

757.249.0200

757.327.0722

TOLL-FREE: 800.368.2477

TOLL FREE: 800.456.4000

FAX: 757.249.4736

FAX: 757.327.0723

Yulia Afanaseva afanaseva@hotelequities.com www.newportnewscomfortinn.com

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104 rooms

[COMFORT SUITES AIRPORT]

[COMFORT INN NEWPORT NEWS]

The Comfort Inn® is centrally located just minutes away from many popular destinations in southeast Virginia. Many

757.947.1333 TOLL-FREE: 866.348.7755 FAX: 757.947.1330

Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Reception Theater Meeting Capacity Capacity Capacity Capacity

Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Meeting Capacity

Meeting Room 1

550

n/a

n/a

25

25

700

n/a

n/a

30

Meeting Room 2

550

n/a

n/a

25

25

Christopher Newport Room

40

Lori Leib lleib@excelmanagementgroup.com www.newportnewscs.com

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Look no further for a state of the art hotel with free Wi-Fi near the Newport News International Airport!

Newport News South is a convenient and comfortable choice for travelers. A proud, participating hotel of Virginia Green,

Featuring Marriot’s latest design, The Courtyard Newport News features spacious rooms, indoor pool and hot tub,

the Hotel is a responsible-to-the-environment business while providing guests with a complimentary hot breakfast,

and a well equipped fitness center. Get work done in our business center, relax by the fire pit, or enjoy a meal in

24-hour coffee, tea, and hot cookies, wired and Wi-Fi Internet, fitness center, and indoor swimming pool and hot tub

The Bistro - Courtyard’s Signature way to eat, drink, and connect.

access. Guests will find the on-site free parking (capable of accommodating two (2) motor coaches) and the Hotel’s location immediately adjacent to I-64 Exit 258 B very convenient. The Hotel hopes you will select it for your next Hampton Roads overnight trip.

64 rooms

120 rooms

◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $58–$198 Check-in: 3:00 PM

◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $119–$159 Check-in: 3:00 PM

Check-out: 12:00 PM

Check-out: 12:00 PM

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

1069 J.Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 258B off I-64

530 St. Johns Rd. Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 255A off I-64

757.327.0722

757.842.6212

TOLL-FREE: 800.456.4000 FAX: 757.327.0723

Todd Ballance todd.ballance@countryinns.com www.countryinns.com

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[COURTYARD NEWPORT NEWS AIRPORT]

[COUNTRY INN & SUITES]

Built in 2005, the recently-renovated, 64-room and suite, 100% pet and smoke free Country Inn & Suites by Carlson

FAX: 757.842.6213

Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Meeting Capacity

Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Meeting Capacity

Meeting Room

600

45

35

35

Meeting Room 1

700

50

100

40

35

50

Scott Krasche gmcynn@ltdhospitality.com www.courtyard.com/phfcn

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The Days Inn Oyster Point is the perfect location in Newport News! We offer clean comfortable rooms, a continental

include conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. This Newport News hotel also offers dry cleaning/laundry

breakfast and one of the best locations in Newport News! We are in the desirable City Center District! We are close to

services, tour assistance, and express check-in. On-site parking is complimentary. Televisions come with premium cable/

all the entertainment, shopping and dining options that City Center offers, everything from fine cuisine to family fare.

satellite channels. High-speed Internet access is provided. Accommodations at this 2.5-star property have kitchenettes

Shopping galore and Summer concerts are steps away. We are in the center of Newport News and the Heart of the

with refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and

Historic Triangle. We are located less than 5 miles from the Newport News/Williamsburg Airport, close to I-64 and just

hair dryers. Sofa beds, air conditioning, and clock radios are also included. Housekeeping is provided and wake-up calls

minutes from all of the wonderful museums on the Avenue of the Arts. There you will find something for every member of

can be requested.

the family! Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens are an easy drive and the Atlantic Ocean is less than an hour away. History, shopping, excitement and nature are all here in Newport News! 67 rooms

125 rooms

◆◆ AAA rating

◆◆ AAA rating

Rack Rate: $64.99

Rack Rate: $59–$109

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: 1 comp with 15 paid

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

11 Old Oyster Point Road Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 256A off I-64

11829 Fishing Point Dr. Newport News, VA 23606 Exit 256A off I-64

757.951.1017

757.873.6700 TOLL-FREE: 800.873.2369

TOLL-FREE: 877.398.3633 FAX: 757.951.2320

FAX: 757.873.3755

Kathrin Rogers newportnews@pmghotels.com www.crestwoodsuites.com

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Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Meeting Capacity

The Sunrise Room

1176

60

90

70

70

[DAYS INN OYSTER POINT AT CITY CENTER]

[CRESTWOOD SUITES]

Crestwood Suites – Newport News features a fitness facility, coffee in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Event facilities

Joyce Byington-Clark joycebyingtonclark@hotmail.com www.daysinn.com

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The Hampton Inn - Victory Boulevard is located in the exciting culture filled City of Newport News which is nestled between

Corps. Popular attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, The Mariners’ Museum and the Virginia Living

historic Williamsburg and the soothing waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Our 80 room property offers an indoor swimming

Museum are all just minutes away. Enjoy a variety of beaches, golf courses, parks and outdoor recreation areas in the vicinity.

pool, heated whirlpool, executive meeting suite, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and complimentary internet

Several restaurants, cocktail lounges, coffee shops and specialty stores can be found in the surrounding area; some are within

connection. We are convenient to the Virginia Living Museum, The Mariners’ Museum and the Ferguson Center for the

walking distance to the hotel. Guests of this Newport News hotel can enjoy amenities like free high-speed Internet access, free

Arts. We are a short drive to the Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort which offers a championship golf course at special rates

continental breakfast, free coffee in the lobby, free parking and a seasonal, outdoor pool. Business travelers will appreciate

for our guests. Participation in Hilton Honors Frequent Guest Program and 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee.

modern conveniences like access to fax services and competitive, corporate rates. In addition to standard amenities, all of our guest rooms have cable. 72 rooms Rack Rate: $48.95–$120 Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM Tour & Travel Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

80 rooms ◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $79–$129 Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM Tour & Travel Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

15237 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23608 Exit 250A off I-64

151 Ottis St. Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 256B off I-64

757.989.8977

757.874.9244

TOLL-FREE: 800.426.7866

FAX: 757.872.6883

FAX: 757.989.5882

Rashmi Patel rashmir@msn.com www.econolodge.com

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[HAMPTON INN – VICTORY BOULEVARD]

[ECONO LODGE FT. EUSTIS]

The Econo Lodge® Ft. Eustis hotel is ideally located less than three miles from Fort Eustis, home of the US Army Transportation

Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Meeting Capacity

Hospitality Suite

200

n/a

20

15

20

Ted Hemmert ted.hemmert@hilton.com www.newportnews.hamptoninn.com

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International Airport, directly across from Patrick Henry Mall. We are conveniently located near Stoney Run Athletic Complex, Northrop Grumman Newport News, Fort Eustis, Langley Air Force Base, NASA, Christopher Newport University, City Center and Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Virginia Beach are just a short drive away. All rooms and suites

At Hilton Garden Inn Hotels, you’ll find everything you need to be self-sufficient and productive, right where you need it. Designed for the individual business travelers and the weekend leisure guest, Hilton Garden Inn provides the finest quality of essential services and amenities. It’s value engineered from the ground up and dedicated to guest comfort. To you it’s a hotel, to us it’s an obsession.

feature the Cloud Nine bedding with pillow-top mattresses, 32” flat-screen TVs with cable and HBO. All rooms feature a microwave and a refrigerator. All two-room suites feature a king bed, living room with sleeper sofa, full kitchen and two flat-screen TVs. Amenities include complimentary full hot breakfast, wireless internet access and use of Bally Total Fitness, coin-operated laundry and valet service. Outdoor pool, on-site convenience shop, free local phone calls, room service from Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill; 15 restaurants within walking distance. Participation in Hilton Honors Frequent Guest Program and 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee. 120 rooms ◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $89–$159 Check-in: 3:00 PM

122 rooms ◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $81–$179 Check-in: 3:00 PM

Check-out: 12:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

12251 Jefferson Ave. Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 255A off I-64

180 Regal Way Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 256B off I-64

757.249.0001

757.327.0722

757.947.1080

TOLL FREE: 800.456.4000 FAX: 757.249.3911

Maureen Coon mcoon@lanehospitality.com www.newportnewssuites.hamptoninn.com

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[HILTON GARDEN INN]

[HAMPTON INN & SUITES]

Hampton Inn & Suites is centrally located in the heart of Newport News. We are one mile from the Newport News/Williamsburg

TOLL-FREE: 877.782.9444

FAX: 757.327.0723

FAX: 757.947.1081

Space

Sq.Ft. Banquet Reception Theater Meeting Capacity Capacity Capacity Capacity

Space

1st Floor Meeting Room

500

30

50

50

30

Thomas Jefferson 783 Room

30

45

40

30

Board Room

400

n/a

n/a

n/a

12

Lee Hall

783

30

45

40

30

Combined

1566

70

90

100

66

Sq.Ft. Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Meeting Capacity Capacity Capacity

Ted Hemmert ted.hemmert@hilton.com www.newportnews.hgi.com

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This award-winning Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is situated in the heart of Newport News’ growing business district,

Holiday Inn Priority club, free hot Express Start Breakfast Bar (fresh fruit, variety of cereals, doughnuts, bagels, English

convenient to City Center, five military bases, attractions, and entertainment venues. We offer the business and leisure guest

muffins, coffee, tea, juices and select hot items each day), outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center, free wireless

a better choice of superior accommodations with exceptional services and facilities. Guest rooms and suites are comfortably

high-speed internet, and free local calls. All rooms offer a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and iron/ironing board.

appointed with upgraded amenities and traditional décor. All rooms feature granite bathroom vanity, hair dryer, and coffee

Efficiencies include a stovetop with the necessary utensils. Hotel offers smoking and non-smoking rooms with either one

maker. The sleeping area features microwave, mini-fridge, ironing board/iron, private safe, free Wi-Fi, video bill review and

king bed or 2 double beds. Self-serve guest laundry on-site as well as shuttle service available for transportation to/from

checkout. Our well-appointed suites offer a living and bedroom area, dining area, DVD/VCR combo, microwave, refrigerator

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. Be sure to ask the front desk for directions to local shopping, dining,

and facsimile machine with direct dial line. Fitness Center, business center, and laundry services available on-site. Come and

and golf as well as the area’s finest attractions and museums.

enjoy our new restaurant with a taste of Italy – Fiorello’s Ristorante Italiano. Outdoor patio seating available. 57 rooms

122 rooms

◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $79–$129 Check-in: 3:00 PM

◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $79–$199 Check-in: 3:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: 1 comp with 20 paid

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: 1 comp with 20 paid; cancellation varies for special events

Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

16890 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23603 Exit 250A off I-64

943 J.Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601 Exit 258B off I-64

757.887.3300

757.596.6417

TOLL-FREE: 800.248.0408

TOLL-FREE: 800.611.7782

FAX: 757.887.0300

Sharon Petroski sharon@beckcompanyhotels.com www.funinva.com

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[HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES]

[HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS]

Holiday Inn Express offers a central location to both Williamsburg and Virginia Beach along with many benefits including

FAX: 757.596.6199

Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Meeting Capacity

Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Meeting Capacity

Tower

350

10

20

10

Bayside Cove

576

40

40

60

27

Heron’s Nest

200

n/a

n/a

n/a

12

15

Sharon Petroski sharon@beckcompanyhotels.com www.funinva.com

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The Mulberry Inn is the ideal destination for business travelers and vacationing families. We are conveniently located to

cozy 88 guest rooms come equipped with one or two queen-sized pillow top mattresses, free Wi-Fi, free HBO & ESPN,

all the area’s top attractions and businesses. A short drive from the hotel, you will find Colonial Williamsburg, Historic

guest laundry facility, iron and ironing board, work-out room, microwaves and mini-refrigerators in select guest rooms.

Yorktown, Jamestown Settlement, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, Hampton, Virginia Beach and more

Additional amenities at the Microtel Inn includes free continental breakfast, free local and long distance calls (continental

nationally recognized museums. With the convenience of location, without resort prices, Mulberry Inn is the obvious choice

US only) and free wireless internet in all guest rooms. The hotel is conveniently located near shopping, restaurants,

for the value-seeking consumer. Choose from a spacious standard room with a king bed or two double beds with a private

corporate business districts and all local attractions. Also, while visiting the Microtel you can sign up for Wyndham

walk-up entrance. All of our rooms have free high-speed Internet, large work desk with chair, comfortable sitting area, a

rewards or add to your current Wyndham rewards total. The award winning Microtel Inn offers clean, comfortable and

coffee table, microwave and refrigerator. Some rooms offer efficiency amenities including a two-burner cooktop along with

convenient accommodations with equally comfortable rates.

pots, pans, dishes and utensils. The hotel offers an outdoor pool, weight-training and cardio rooms, and a theatre room for movies in addition to a complimentary breakfast buffet daily. 88 rooms ◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $59–$99 Check-in: 3:00 PM

102 rooms ◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $79–$139 Check-in: 3:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: 1 comp with 20 paid; Cancellation varies for special events

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: 1 comp with 20 paid; 2 week cancellation

Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

501 Operations Dr. Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 255A off I-64

16890 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23603 Exit 250A off I-64

757.249.8355

757.887.3000

TOLL-FREE: 800.771.7171

TOLL-FREE: 800.223.0404

FAX: 757.249.8874

Terrance Frederick tfrederick@cwhotels.com www.microtelnewportnews.com

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[MULBERRY INN]

[MICROTEL INN & SUITES]

Microtel Inn & Suites is the proud winner of the JD Power & Associates Guest Satisfaction award 9 years in a row. Our

FAX: 757.887.3665

Space

Sq.Ft. Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Meeting Capacity Capacity Capacity

Colonial Room

836

50

60

60

42

Lounge

528

25

25

n/a

10

Hunt Room

620

30

40

35

25

Sharon Petroski sharon@beckcompanyhotels.com www.funinva.com

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The Omni Newport News Hotel is conveniently located just ten minutes from the Newport News/Wiliamsburg International

business, shopping, and entertainment district. This modern hotel offers travelers the amenities of upscale entertainment,

Airport. The hotel offers 10,000 square feet of meeting space, with nine meeting rooms. All meeting rooms are equipped

while being minutes away from Colonial Williamsburg, and a short drive from exciting area attractions. Overlooking

with high-speed Internet access. The largest meeting room can accommodate up to 600 guests for a meeting and up to

the impressive City Center fountain, this striking hotel fosters creativity in a relaxing environment making it the ideal

450 for a banquet. The hotel has 182 spacious guest rooms with four suites. All rooms are equipped with complimentary,

location for business or leisure. Revitalize body and mind in contemporary and spacious accommodations providing

high-speed Internet access and video checkout. We also offer a full-service business center, restaurant, night club, fitness

high-speed Internet access and plush bedding for the ultimate indulgence. Ideal for any size or style event, Newport

center and indoor pool.

News Marriott at City Center event venues set the stage for grand military galas or intimate corporate gatherings. Escape from typical Newport News hotels and discover the distinctive style and inviting ambiance of the Newport News Marriott at City Center. 256 rooms ◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $149–$219 Check-in: 4:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM Tour & Travel Comp Policy: 1 comp with 30 paid rooms; 90 day cancellation for group, 24 hours for individuals in group

◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $99–$159 Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM Tour & Travel Comp Policy: 1 comp with 50 paid rooms; 60 day cancellation for group, 24 hours for individuals in group

Other Group Comp Policy: Same as above

Other Group Comp Policy: Same as above

740 Town Center Dr. Newport News, VA 23606 Exit 258A off I-64

1000 Omni Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606 Exit 258A off I-64

757.873.9299

757.327.0722

TOLL-FREE: 800.228.9290

TOLL FREE: 800.456.4000

FAX: 757.873.9298

FAX: 757.327.0723

Cheryl Johnson cheryl.johnson@crestlinehotels.com www.marriott.com/phfoy

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181 rooms

[OMNI NEWPORT NEWS HOTEL]

[NEWPORT NEWS MARRIOTT AT CITY CENTER]

Experience the stylish Marriott Newport News, Virginia hotel located in trendy City Center, the heart of Newport News’

757.873.6664 TOLL-FREE: 888.444.OMNI FAX: 757.873.1732

Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Meeting Capacity

Space

Sq.Ft. Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Meeting Capacity

Grand Ballroom

12000

1000

1600

1410

830

Rainbow Ballroom

5880

450

900

600

400

Pearl Ballroom

4176

260

545

470

280

Junior Ballroom

1188

80

170

100

70

BluePoint Room

2075

130

270

215

136

Rainbow A/B or C/D (ea.)

2940

200

400

295

170

Rotunda

6500

160

215

n/a

n/a

Rainbow A or D (ea.)

1955

150

300

195

120

Boardroom

442

n/a

n/a

n/a

12

4 Meeting Rooms (ea.)

396

20

65

25

18

Sam Peraza speraza@omninn.com www.omninn.com

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Patrick Henry Mall, Peninsula Town Center, Prime Outlets, Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and Water

based on the individual needs of our groups and meeting planners. In addition to deluxe guest rooms, we have Executive

Country USA are a few of the attractions just minutes from the Residence Inn Newport News Airport. Make the most of

One-Bedroom suites with over 550 square feet of living area. Executive Suites feature more of the comforts of home to

your extended stay at this Newport News, VA hotel, which provides a free shuttle to/from Newport News/Williamsburg

make your overnight stay or vacation even more enjoyable. All guests enjoy a hot, straight-from-the-kitchen, homemade

International Airport. Whether relocating, working, or vacationing, stretch out in studio, 1 or 2-bedroom suites with

breakfast buffet each morning. Conference facilities combine for more than 10,500 square feet of flexible meeting space

separate living and sleeping areas. Use our free grocery shopping service and cook in your full kitchen, complete with

and other facilities include: indoor pool with adjacent BBQ pavilion and fitness center all-in-one convenient location.

cookware, dishes, and appliances. Make yourself at home throughout this pet-friendly Newport News hotel. Enjoy the

Guest rooms include: coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, in-room safe, ironing board and iron, DirecTV

fitness center, pool, laundry facility, free Wi-Fi, breakfast buffet, and evening receptions. Great for business professionals

with HBO and free Wi-Fi access. Suites offer all this plus: full-size refrigerator, stove, oven or dishwasher, toaster, dishes,

or families, Residence Inn Newport News Airport offers ideal location, service and amenities for the extended-stay

utensils, pots and pans.

traveler. Use the hotel’s address and not the hotel’s name for online maps and directions. 125 rooms

150 rooms ◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $69–$189 Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM Tour & Travel Comp Policy: 1 comp with 20 paid; 30 day cancellation Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

Rack Rate: $89–$199 Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM Tour & Travel Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

950 J.Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601 Exit 258B off I-64

531 St. Johns Rd. Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 255A off I-64

757.599.4460

757.842.6214

TOLL-FREE: 800.841.1112

TOLL-FREE: 866.662.5003

FAX: 757.599.4336

Sharon Petroski sharon@beckcompanyhotels.com www.funinva.com NOTE: Can combine the following: • Tidewater 1,2 & 3 for 1980 sq. ft. • Sandbar & Sandpiper for 1330 sq. ft.

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FAX: 757.842.6215

Space

Sq.Ft. Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Meeting Capacity

Space

Sq.Ft. Banquet Reception Theater Meeting Capacity Capacity Capacity Capacity

Chesapeake Ballroom

6400

380

450

450

300

Meeting Room

600

Tidewater 1

924

50

80

75

48

Tidewater 2 or 3 (ea.)

528

30

35

36

20

Sandbar or Sandpiper (ea.)

665

40

50

60

32

Mezzanine

648

n/a

40

50

30

Boardroom A or B (ea.)

228

n/a

n/a

n/a

10

n/a

50

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[RESIDENCE INN NEWPORT NEWS AIRPORT]

[POINT PLAZA SUITES AT CITY CENTER]

With a “suite” approach to hospitality, Point Plaza Suites at City Center offers a variety of accommodations to choose from,

Rebecca Holmes gmrinn@ltdmanagement.com

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www.marriot.com/phfnn

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Recently renovated in 2008, our 61 rooms are a comfortable and affordable option when needing accommodations in

Jefferson Lab, Oyster Point Business Park, Northrop Grumman Newport News, Langley Air Force base and Fort Eustis.

Central Hampton Roads. A part of the Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel has non-smoking, pet and smoking-friendly guest

This Newport News, VA hotel is near the Boo Williams Sportsplex, Hampton Coliseum, Virginia Living Museum and

rooms available. Guests are provided the SuperStart continental breakfast daily. Located conveniently off I-64 on Exit

Colonial National Historical Park, home of the Yorktown Battlefield. Christopher Newport University is just minutes away.

258 B on northbound Route 17, the hotel is an ideal selection for sports teams, truckers, motor coaches, government and

All tastefully-decorated guest rooms come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, hair dryers, coffee makers, iron, and

commercial employees, as well as tourists requiring close access to all Hampton Roads has to offer. Recently designated

ironing boards. Some rooms feature the sleeper sofa. Spacious kings with separate sitting areas are available. We have

as a Virginia Green hotel, the hotel is proud to do its part to help preserve the Greater Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

meeting facilities, fitness center, business center, on-site laundry, and offer a complimentary deluxe hot breakfast.

87 rooms

61 rooms

◆◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $69.99–$89.99 Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM

◆◆ AAA rating Rack Rate: $44-$159 Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM

Tour & Travel Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information Other Group Comp Policy: Please call for detailed information

21 Old Oyster Point Road Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 256A off I-64

945 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601 Exit 258B off I-64

757.595.8888

757.951.1177

TOLL-FREE: 800.800.8000

FAX: 757.951.1178

Ebony Moore sleepinn@pmghotels.com http://www.sleepinn.com/ hotel-newport_news-virginia-VA358

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[Super 8 Newport News]

[SLEEP INN & SUITES]

The Sleep Inn & Suites hotel is ideally located near many attractions and local businesses, such as Canon, Virginia Inc.,

FAX: 757.223.0504

Space

Sq.Ft.

Meeting Capacity

Allister Ramdeen

Conference Room

365

20-25

RamdeAll2@wynhg.com www.super8.com

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Special VENUES

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Meetings & Events

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Performances

[ 75 ]

Sports

[ 78 ]

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LEGENDS GRILLE AT NEWPORT NEWS GOLF CLUB

LEE HALL MANSION Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Classroom w/ tables

Space

Sq.Ft. Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Classroom w/ tables

The Pavilion Room

6000

350

250

Docent Room

450

n/a

n/a

n/a

20

50

Outside on the Grounds

Unlimited

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

The Clubhouse Room

1000

300 100

90

Theresa DeGraw 757.833.1616 catering@legendsgrilles.com

n/a n/a

901 Clubhouse Way Newport News, VA 23608 www.legendsgolfgrilles.com

MEETINGS & EVENTS DOWNING-GROSS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER Space

Sq.Ft. Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Classroom w/ tables

Banquet Room

3040

144

445

400

n/a

L. Marian Poe Room

1298

80

150

150

70

Conference Room

660

n/a

n/a

n/a

30

Music Studio

1357

n/a

90

50

30

Dance Studio

3269

n/a

200

72

100

Art Studio

1403

n/a

n/a

n/a

40

Studio C

402

n/a

n/a

n/a

14

Studio D

440

n/a

n/a

n/a

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Michelle Gilliam mgilliam@nngov.com 757.247.8950 757.247.8960 Fax

2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA 23607

FERGUSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS and christopher newport University Facilities

163 Yorktown Road Newport News, VA 23603 www.leehall.org

THE MARINERS’ MUSEUM Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Classroom w/ tables

Grand Entry Hall

3304

200

300

n/a

400

Grand Entry Hall Patio

1421

50

85

n/a

170

Main Lobby

14760

300

400

n/a

n/a

Great Hall of Steam

6264

70

150

n/a

n/a

Collections Gallery

1118

50

70

n/a

n/a

Huntington Room

2886

180

300

120

300

Anna Room

650

40

40

30

30

South

15836

275

600

300

500

Alice Morgan amorgan@marinersmuseum.org 757.591.7731 757.591.7320 Fax

100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606 www.marinersmuseum.org

THE NEWSOME HOUSE MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER

Space

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Classroom w/ tables

Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Classroom w/ tables

Studio Theatre

100

200

50

Newsome House

200

18

40

Varies

125

Music & Theatre Hall

n/a

n/a

459

n/a

Lobby – Music Theatre

250

500

n/a

n/a

Concert Hall

n/a

n/a

1676

n/a

Concert Hall Lobby

250

500

n/a

n/a

Alicia Brown Alicia.Brown@cnu.edu 757.594.7018 757.594.7006 Fax

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Braxton Gutierrez bgutierrez@nngov.com 757.888.3371 757.888.3373 Fax

1 University Place Newport News, VA 23606 www.fergusoncenter.org

Donna Davis ddavis@nngov.com 757.247.2360 757.928.6754 Fax

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2803 Oak Avenue Newport News, VA 23607 www.newsomehouse.org

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PENINSULA FINE ARTS CENTER

CITY CENTER AT OYSTER POINT Liz Spence • lspence@nngov.com • 757.926.1457 • 757.926.1460 Fax

Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Classroom w/ tables

West Studio 100

28

20

20

n/a

35

West Studio 200

50

40

35

n/a

55

district serving the Virginia Peninsula. Landscaped in a “southern-living” style with grand vistas to the

Ferguson Gallery

1508

n/a

*

n/a

n/a

breathtaking, five-acre fountain, City Center at Oyster Point is a vibrant spot for the perfect gathering.

Ascending Gallery

600

n/a

*

n/a

n/a

Events are typically held at either the Fountain Stage or the Market Stage. Free parking is available on

Ranhorne Gallery

616

n/a

*

n/a

n/a

Halsey Gallery

570

n/a

*

n/a

n/a

Lobby

840

85

200

n/a

n/a

City Center at Oyster Point is an open-air gathering place, a shopping district and a central business

the street as well as in three garages.

* Please call for detailed information Mike McGrann mmcgrann@pfac-va.org 757.596.8175 757.596.0807 Fax

www.citycenteratoysterpoint.com

101 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606 www.pfac-va.org

PERFORMANCES

700 Town Center Drive, Suite 320 Newport News, VA 23606 Exit 258A off I-64

DOWNING-GROSS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Classroom w/ tables

Main Exhibit Gallery

28000

300

800

n/a

n/a

Observatory Deck

720

60

85

n/a

n/a

Outdoor Wooden Deck

2300

100

150

n/a

n/a

Science Lab

936

80

n/a

130

45

Conference Room

635

80

n/a

130

45

Planetarium

n/a

n/a

n/a

70

n/a

Amphitheater

1500

n/a

n/a

100

n/a

Monica Barnes • mbarnes@nngov.com • 757.247.8950 • 757.247.8960 Fax www.downing-gross.org Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is a 52,000 square foot facility, which houses the Ella Fitzgerald Theater, a 276 seat venue that honors the “First Lady of Song,” who was born in Newport News in 1917. It also offers a banquet room, a multipurpose room, two exhibit galleries and several smaller meeting rooms---plenty of room for your group’s performance event! Originally built as the Walter Reed School, this historic building has been restored and was reopened to the public in October 2008.

2410 Wickham Ave. Newport News, VA 23607 Exit 6 off I-664

FERGUSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Erica Colston • fergusoncenter@cnu.edu • 757.594.8468 • 757.594.7006 Fax

Jennifer Turlington rentals@thevlm.org 757.534.7402 757.599.4897 Fax

www.fergusoncenter.org 524 J.Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601 www.thevlm.org

In just four years, Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts has established itself as one of the nation’s premier performing arts venues. Whether in our 200-seat Studio Theatre, 500-seat

VIRGINIA WAR MUSEUM

Music & Theatre Hall or elegant 1,700-seat Concert Hall, hundreds of thousands of people from Hampton Roads and beyond have enjoyed the finest cultural

Space

Sq.Ft.

Banquet Capacity

Reception Theater Capacity Capacity

Classroom w/ tables

Theater

1000

50

80

50

70

attractions and entertainers the world has to offer in

1 University Place Newport News, VA 23606 Exit 258A off I-64

acoustically superb surroundings. Our performances run the gamut, from Broadway to ballet, classical to jazz, comedy, opera and more! The Ferguson Center

Colin Romanick aromanick@nngov.com 757.247.8523 757.247.8627 Fax

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for the Arts truly has something for everyone… 9285 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA 23607 www.warmuseum.org

including your student performance groups! So please join us as we present a full program of world-class performances guaranteed to please!

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PATRICK HENRY MALL

VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM

Mikia Ross • rossm@preit.com • 757.249.2338 • 757.249.2730 Fax

Jennifer Turlington • rentals@thevlm.org • 757.534.7402 • 757.599.4897 Fax

www.shoppatrickhenrymall.com

www.thevlm.org

Motorcoach groups are welcome to visit Patrick Henry Mall to enjoy its many shopping, dining and en-

The Virginia Living Museum’s 100-seat outdoor amphitheater and its entrance courtyard are the perfect

tertainment options. A spacious food court, with a fireplace and comfortable sofa seating area, offers

places for groups to perform. There is plenty of room, the acoustics are great (the animals won’t be

ten tasty eateries. For your shopping pleasure we have 120 specialty stores to include Dicks Sporting

disturbed!) and there are places for your audience to sit and enjoy the show. At the conclusion of the performance, the group can spend a few hours relaxing and learning about the wildlife of Virginia and

Goods and our department stores include Dillards, Macy’s and JCPenney. The mall also features three sit down restaurants: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Bailey’s Pub and Grille and Ruby Tuesday.

12300 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 777 Newport News, VA 23602 Exit 255A off I-64

the Chesapeake Bay. View red wolves, the most endangered mammal in North America. Get up close to a loggerhead sea turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Explore

524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601 Exit 258A off I-64

living replicas of a cypress swamp, Appalachian mountain cove and limestone cave. Touch live spider

PENINSULA COMMUNITY THEATRE

crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. The Virginia Living Museum introduces visitors to more than 250

info@pctlive.org • 757.595.5728 • www.pctlive.org

living species native to Virginia through exhibits, discovery centers and interactive hands-on exhibits. All

In 1994, Peninsula Community Theatre (PCT) bought the Village Theatre, an art deco movie house

exhibits correlate with and reinforce national science standards. Behind-the-scenes tours, classroom and

that was a landmark in historic Hilton Village (Author William Styron worked there as a lad!). Since then

assembly programs correlated to national standards, planetarium programs and after-hours bookings

PCT has refurbished nearly every square inch, including the neon letters (VILLAGE) that were lost to a

also available. Advance notice is required for all group visits.

hurricane. Peninsula Community Theatre offers two musicals, comedies and dramas each year in their five-production season (August - May). Their Children’s Theatre also features five productions. As a community theatre, PCT donates seats to local organizations and sporadically features theatre workshops; they award a yearly scholarship to an area high school senior and give free tours of the theatre to groups (by appointment).

10251 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601 Exit 5 off I-664

PORT WARWICK Moffat Welsh • moffatcwelsh@gmail.com • 757-369-3010 • www.portwarwick.com Port Warwick is an award-winning, mixed-use community located off Jefferson Avenue in the Oyster Point area of Newport News, Virginia. At the center of the Port Warwick community lays Styron Square, a three acre green space designed after the great squares of London. The Grant Pavilion in the middle of the square is host to numerous performances, weddings and events. Surrounding the Square is a

Jefferson Ave. at Loftis Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606 Exit 258A off I-64

vibrant retail and business district featuring over 40 locally owned specialty shops, exclusive restaurants, numerous general businesses and medical buildings. Not to mention, over 1,500 people call Port Warwick home, living in houses, townhouses, live-above homes, apartments and condominiums on or near Styron Square.

THE MARINERS’ MUSEUM events@marinersmuseum.org • 757.591.7718 • 757.591.7320 Fax www.marinersmuseum.org From bow to stern, The Mariners’ Museum is filled with fascinating stories captured in priceless artifacts that celebrate the spirit of the open sea. Explore rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, paintings, small crafts from around the world, navigational instruments and so much more. Don’t miss the USS Monitor Center, featuring original artifacts and a replica of the famous Civil War ironclad and so much more. We offer the Huntington Room and South Courtyard for your group’s performance event.

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100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606 Exit 258A off I-64

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SPORTS MARKETING When it comes to sporting events, Newport News is ready to play ball! Having hosted the National Senior Olympic Games (Tennis & Swimming), the National AAU Boys and

HUNTINGTON PARK

TENNIS CENTER

361 Hornet Circle Newport News, VA 23607

Girls Basketball Tournaments, the week-long AAU Junior Olympic Games three times

The Huntington Park Tennis Center offers many activities on our 20 lighted, outdoor hard courts. This venue was the site of the

and the annual Boo Williams Nike Invitational Basketball Tournaments, the city offers

regional and state USTA Junior and Adult tournaments and also the AAU Junior Olympic Games tennis competition. Seating capacity:

a number of world-class venues and the operational organization to make your next sporting

150 at each of the three main courts. The Tennis Center is located at Huntington Park, which also features a 60-acre park with a

event a hit! When the whistle has blown, athletes and their families can rest and recuperate at

public beach, a public boat ramp, a 2002 American Rose City rose garden, picnicking, ball fields and Fort Fun, a 15,000 square-foot

one of our luxurious, full-service hotels or comfortable economical accommodations. Athletes of

playground overlooking the James River. A beach food concession stand is open in the summer months and the full-service Crab

all ages will enjoy the myriad of attractions to see and experience in Newport News. Plus, our location,

SPORTS

Shack Restaurant is adjacent.

between the resort community of Virginia Beach and the historical/theme park opportunities in Williamsburg, makes Newport News a slam-dunk of a destination. In addition, take advantage of one of our complimentary coupon books and enjoy buy-one-get-one-free and

percentage discounts on attractions, accommodations and restaurants here in Newport

Sport: Tennis

News. To obtain a copy of the coupon book for your sports team, contact Cheryl

Jeanette Davis

Morales, Marketing Manager at 757.926.1428, toll-free at 888.493.7386 or

jdavis@nngov.com

by e-mail at cmorales@nngov.com.

757.591.4853

Christopher Newport University and the City of Newport News Public School System also offer additional venues to handle larger groups of amateur and professional sportsmen and women.

AN ACHIEVABLE DREAM

TENNIS CENTER

KILN CREEK

1300 Ivy Avenue

GOLF CLUB & RESORT

Newport News, VA 23607

1003 Brick Kiln Boulevard Newport News, VA 23602

This indoor athletic center is one of many quality

The Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort is a traditional,

sports facilities in the City of Newport News.

18-hole, championship golf course built in 1990

This facility consists of four indoor tennis courts

and designed by Tom Clark. We offer a full-service

or three indoor basketball courts on a tennis

clubhouse, driving range and pro shop. Banquet

hard-court surface. This surface is lined for

facilities, hotel with restaurant, pool and tennis

basketball and tennis, but may be used for some

courts are also available. Meetings of up to 350

other athletic activities, such as cheerleading

people can be accommodated.

and aerobics. It is heated and air-conditioned for year-round comfort and it is available for hourly and daily rental for basketball, tennis and cheerleading. The building has a bleacher seating Sports: Tennis, Basketball, Cheerleading Jeanette Davis jdavis@nngov.com

757.591.4853 78

capacity of 400 and player benches are set up on each court. In addition to rental, we offer tennis

Kiln Creek

instructional classes, private tennis lessons, tennis

Yards: 6,888

and basketball tournaments and leagues, as well

Rating: 73.4

as open recreation opportunities.

Slope: 130 from Gold tees

Sport: Golf Jennifer Eggers jeggers@kilncreekgolf.com

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BRITTINGHAM-MIDTOWN

COMMUNITY CENTER

570 McLawhorne Drive Newport News, VA 23601

NEWPORT NEWS PARK

13564 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23603

The Brittingham-Midtown Community Center is a multipurpose center with 80,415 square feet of recreation space, including a

This 8,000-acre-plus park with two fresh-water reservoirs is

500-seat natatorium with a 50-meter indoor pool, ten competitive scored and timed lanes, a three-meter diving board, two

one of the largest municipal parks east of the Mississippi

one-meter diving boards and a 14-foot diving well, a 200-seat gymnasium with a full basketball court with volleyball capabilities,

River. The park features a five-star archery range, golf

indoor walking/jogging track and a stage. The center also features therapeutic areas and mature adult recreation areas: seven

course, 30-acre aero model flying field, bridle trail, a stage,

multipurpose rooms, a 100-person meeting room, two full-scale demonstration kitchens and a 14,000 square-foot, covered, outdoor

a ropes and initiatives course, 30 miles of hiking trails, a

area for basketball and special events. Amenities include a retractable roof, Colorado Timing System and movable bulkhead.

5-mile mountain bike trail, a 5.3 mile bikeway and an 18hole, championship, disc golf course.

NEWPORT NEWS

GOLF CLUB AT DEER RUN

Sports: Swimming, Basketball, Volleyball

Sports: Archery, Golf, Disc Golf, Biking, Fishing, Hiking

Jeanette Davis

Kristi Barber

jdavis@nngov.com

kbarber@nngov.com

757.591.4853

757.886.7912

901 Clubhouse Way Newport News, VA 23608

STONEY RUN

ATHLETIC COMPLEX

15110 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA 23608

The Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run offers

The Stoney Run Athletic Complex has five athletic

two courses—the Deer Run course, awarded a four-

fields, scoreboards on each field and capacity for

star rating in the sixth edition of Golf Digest’s Best

over 1,000 spectators. The park is 228 acres with a

Places to Play, and the Cardinal Course, currently

variety of active recreational opportunities. During

rated 3½ stars. Our clubhouse has dining facilities,

the “off-season,” Stoney Run is used for youth

a driving range, putting greens, a pro shop and

soccer and field hockey. A concession building

PGA pros. The 6,000 square-foot Pavilion can host

with restrooms and a press box is positioned in

up to 350 people. For smaller groups of up to

the middle of the fields for easy access.

100 people, Deer Run Grille is perfect.

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Cardinal Course

Deer Run Course

Yards: 6,645

Yards: 7,206

Rating: 72.3

Rating: 74.4

Slope: 125 from Black tees

Slope: 132 from Black tees

Sport: Golf

Sports: Softball, Baseball Soccer, Field Hockey

Greg Overton

Jeff LeFever

greg@nngolfclub.com

stoneyrun@nngov.com

757.886.7925

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Dining

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Restaurant

Address

Phone (757)

$

B/L/D/Br

Restaurant

American

Phone (757)

$

B/L/D/Br

Ethnic CARIBBEAN

Angelo’s Steak & Pancake House

755 J.Clyde Morris Blvd.

599.5727

$

B/L/D

Beef O’Brady’s Family Sports Pub

309B Oyster Point Rd.

249.9464

$

L/D

Break Away Billiards

10820 Warwick Blvd.

596.3760

$

L(Sa-Su), D

Cozzy’s Comedy Club & Tavern

9700 Warwick Blvd.

595.2800

$$

L(Su-Fr), D, Br(Su)

Mystic Jamaica

15513 Warwick Blvd.

847.6333

$$

L, D (Closed M)

12551 Jefferson Ave.

877.7888

$$

L(M-Sa), D

14346 Warwick Blvd.

877.8883

$$

L/D

12471 Jefferson Ave.

833.8700

$

L/D

703 Thimble Shoals Blvd.

223.5370

$$

L, D(M-Sa)

CHINESE Red City Buffet

Fin Seafood, Steak, & Lobster

3150 William Styron Square

599.5800

$$

L(Su-F), D

CHINESE & JAPANESE

Gus’ Hot Dog King

10725 Jefferson Ave.

595.1630

$

L/D

Buffet City

*IHOP

15447 Warwick Blvd.

877.3991

$

B/L/D

GREEK & ITALIAN

*Legends Grille at Deer Run

901 Clubhouse Way

813.1616

$

B/L

The Castle Restaurant

Obelisk Billiards & Restaurant

14346 Warwick Blvd.

874.8588

$

L(Su), D

FRENCH

* Rockefeller’s

740 Town Center Dr.

873.9299

$$

B/L/D

Pearl French Bistro

Schooners Grill

12368 Warwick Blvd., Ste. A107

599.4144

$$

L/D

ITALIAN

Silver Diner

12581 Jefferson Ave.

989.6622

$$

B/L, D

Al Fresco Italian Restaurant

11710 Jefferson Ave.

873.0644

$$

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

12541 Jefferson Ave.

988.0028

$$

L/D

TGI Friday’s

12122 Jefferson Ave.

881.9788

$$

L/D

L (M–F), D (M–Sa), (Closed Su)

*Carrabba’s Italian Grill

12363 Hornsby Ln.

269.4917

$$

L(Sa-Su), D

Dino’s Pizza Shop

14357 Warwick Blvd.

877.1894

$

L/D (Tu–Sa)

*Fiorillo Ristorante Italiano

943 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.

952.1122

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Little Italy

13175 Jefferson Ave.

833.0300

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Mama Lina’s Italian Restaurant

11006 Warwick Blvd.

594.9095

$$

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*Mitty’s Ristorante

1000 Omni Blvd.

873.6664

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Soprano Italian Restaurant

12588 Warwick Blvd.

930.2350

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Tuscany Ristorante Italiano

12638 Jefferson Ave.

989.0731

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Vinny’s Pizza and Pasta

748 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.

594.3354

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Hayashi Sushi & Grill

11820 Merchants Walk, Ste. 106

223.5783

$$

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180 Regal Way

947.1080

$$

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Red Star Tavern

711 Lake Front Commons

596.0308

$$

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American Southern Homestyle The Baker’s Soul

3700 Washington Ave.

245.1333

$

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Pearlie’s Restaurant

2108 Jefferson Ave.

380.0650

$$

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Rocky Mount BBQ

10113 Jefferson Ave.

596.0243

$

L/D (M–Sa)

JAPANESE

Continental/Traditional Fine Dining

Nara of Japan

10608 Warwick Blvd.

595.7399

$$

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99 Main Restaurant

99 Main St.

599.9885

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Osaka Sushi

610 Stoney Creek Ln., Ste. 28

877.0777

$$

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Schlesinger’s Chop House

1106 William Styron Square

599.4700

$$$

L(M-Sa), D, B(Su)

Sushi Yama Japanese Restaurant

11745-2 Jefferson Ave.

596.1150

$$

L(M-F), D(M-Sa)

Umi Sushi Express

12300 Jefferson Ave., Patrick Henry Mall

249.4305

$

B/L/D/Br

9921 Jefferson Avenue

597.0097

$$

L/D/Br

704 Mariners Row, Ste. 110

596.6080

$

L/D

105 28th St.

244.1724

$

L/D (M-Sa)

12551 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 213

877.1214

$

L/D

Delicatessen/Coffeehouse/Sweet Treats Cold Stone Creamery

550 Suite E. Oyster Point Rd.

269.0550

$

Danny’s Deli Restaurant

10838 Warwick Blvd.

595.0252

$

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KOREAN Mona’s Korean Restaurant MEXICAN

*First Ladies Tea Parlor

2170 William Styron Square

223.5800

$$

B(Sa), L(M-Sa), D(W&F), Br(Sa)

Fountain Plaza Café

701 Town Center Dr., Ste. 102

643.7883

$

B, L(M-F)

MIDDLE EASTERN

Great Wraps

11850 Merchants Walk, Ste. 102

240.2759

$

B, L(M-Sa)

AJ Restaurante & Pizza

The Honey Baked Ham Company and Café

12551 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 103

988.1888

$

L, D(M-Sa)

VIETNAMESE

Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream & Treatery

707 Mariners Row, Ste. 106

599.3996

$

New York Deli

12715 Warwick Blvd.

930.1515

$

This is only a sample of the many cuisines & services available in Newport News. Please call the Newport News Tourism Development Office or the Newport News Visitor Center at 888.493.7386 or visit our Web site at www.newport-news.org for more information about dining in Newport News.

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everywhere you need them to be. For further assistance planning your Newport News shopping experience, call the Newport

City Center at Oyster Point

News Visitor Center at 888.493.7386, visit our Web site www.newport-news.org or refer to the local Yellow Pages.

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Virginia War Museum

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Patrick Henry Mall

Other Area National Retailers

The largest on the Peninsula, Patrick Henry Mall offers more than 120

Babies ‘R’ Us, Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath &

of today’s most popular stores. Clothing, jewelry, gifts and more, you’ll

Beyond, Best Buy, Big Lots, Burlington

Prime Outlets

love looking for everything you need in the climate-controlled comfort

Coat Factory, Costco, Home

Prime Outlets at Williamsburg, ranked within the top ten centers in

of this enclosed single-level shopping mecca. With national retailers

Depot, Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts,

the outlet industry, boasts over 80 major brand name stores.

like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, JC Penney, Macy’s and Old Navy,

Kmart, Lowe’s, Michaels,

you’ll find it all here at Patrick Henry Mall. (I-64 Exit 255A)

Office Depot, Office Max,

www.shoppatrickhenrymall.com

PetSmart, Sam’s Club, Target,

Port Warwick Art-centric! Surrounding a 3-acre green space designed after the great squares of London, discover vibrant, locally-owned specialty shops interspersed with monumental works of public art. Exclusive men’s, women’s and children’s fashions, quality stationeries and writing instruments, fashionable jewelry, fine art, health foods, unique pet fashions and accessories, wine and cigars are just a sampling of what is yours to take home from Port Warwick. (I-64 Exit 258A)

Toys ‘R’ Us, Tuesday Morning, Walmart, World Market and more. Check our local Yellow Pages

Monday–Saturday 10 am to 9 pm; Sunday 10 am to 7 pm 5715-62A Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23188 757.565.0702 ~ 757.565.0369 Fax www.primeoutlets.com

For Newport News souvenir items, stop by the Newport News Visitor Center (I-64 Exit 250B). For additional information & directions call 757.886.7777.

for a complete listing or call

Williamsburg Pottery

Merchants Square

888.493.7386

An unusual shopping experience features acres of pottery, baskets,

Adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic area, Merchants

to see if your favorite

china, glass, stemware, wines, cheeses, plants and many unique

Square is nationally recognized for its merchandising and cuisine

retailer is located

items, foreign and domestic.

with shops offering everything from traditional and designer

in Newport News.

www.portwarwick.com

Monday–Saturday 9 am to 7:30 pm; Sunday 9 am to 6:30 pm 6692 Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23188 757.564.3326

clothing to handmade candies, antique quilts, folk art and a variety of exclusive Williamsburg reproductions. Their restaurants offer choices from a quick sandwich to the freshest seafood, thick steaks or contemporary American regional cooking. Open daily.

ATTRACTIONS GIFT SHOPS

Peninsula Fine Arts Center

Endview Plantation

Unique gifts from around the world, as well as paintings, pottery,

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

• 362 Yorktown Rd. (I-64 Exit 247)

jewelry and fiber art by local and regional artists. You’ll find

Bass Pro Shops’ interactive displays, skeet and laser arcades,

Be sure to check out all of our children’s toys and activities. We

something for everyone: art related books, stationery, posters and

golf-putting ranges, fly-casting areas and rock-climbing walls

MacArthur Center

also have an intriguing selection of books, candles, glassware and

even a children’s section. www.pfac-va.org

turn a shopping trip into an adventure.

Located in the heart of downtown Norfolk and just a few blocks

US Army Transportation Museum

1972 Power Plant Parkway

James A. Fields House

• 300 Washington Blvd. (Exit 250A off of I-64)

Hampton, VA 23666

• 617 27th St. (I-664 Exit 6)

The gift shop offers a large variety of transportation-related gifts,

757.262.5200

Here you can find African-American historical t-shirts, light switch

t-shirts, toys, books and replicas.

www.basspro.com

covers, jewelry, bookmarks, magnets and books!

www.transchool.lee.army.mil/museum/transportation%20

decorative tiles. www.endview.org

Lee Hall Mansion

• 101 Museum Dr. (I-64 Exit 258A)

museum/museum.htm

• 163 Yorktown Rd. (I-64 Exit 247)

Virginia Living Museum

Candles, pillows and trinkets are only some of the beautiful gift items

• 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. (I-64 Exit 258A)

that can be found here! www.leehall.org

At Wild Things Museum Store, you can be sure to find unusual

The Mariners’ Museum • 100 Museum Dr. (I-64 Exit 258A) Come experience our gift shop—The Museum Shop. You will be

science and nature-related gifts catering to every taste and budget. Lots of gorgeous jewelry, clothing and even holiday decorations can

www.williamsburgpottery.com

Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg, VA 23185 www.merchantssquare.org

from the historic harbor, MacArthur Center brings extraordinary new levels of shopping, dining and entertainment to Southeastern Virginia in a world-class environment. Shop in 145 different stores, including Nordstrom, an 18-screen movie theater, curbside coach drop-off/pick-up, bus driver meal coupons, special meal discounts for groups, spousal programs and valet parking. Monday–Saturday 10 am to 9 pm; Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm 300 Monticello Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510 757.627.6000 ~ 757.627.6624 Fax www.shopmacarthur.com

be found inside. www.thevlm.org This is only a sample of the many shopping opportunities

sure to find your hidden treasure here! View our large selection of

Virginia War Museum

available near Newport News. Please call the Newport News

jewelry, clothing, ship models and children’s toys.

• 9285 Warwick Blvd. (I-64 Exit 258A)

Tourism Development Office or the Newport News Visitor

www.marinersmuseum.org

If you are looking for a replica, a great history book, posters and toys,

Center at 888.493.7386 or visit our Web site at

you will find them at the Duffle Bag Gift Shop. www.warmuseum.org

www.newport-news.org for more information.

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MOTORCOACH OPERATORS & SERVICES Carey Transportation 7346 Merrimac Trail Williamsburg, VA 23185 757.220.5466 ~ 757.253.1948 Fax 877.422.1105 Toll-free Contact: Barry Shapiro E-mail: careysales@transportationsolution.com www.onetransportationsolution.com Number of Vehicles: 30 ~ Pax: 25,32 Town Cars, Vans, Limousines, Limo Coach and Mini Coaches

James River Bus Lines 915 N. Allen Avenue Richmond, VA 23220 804.342.7300 ~ 804.342.7373 Fax 877.342.7300 Toll-free Contact: Craig Treanor, Director of Sales & Marketing E-mail: sales@jrbl.com www.jrbl.com Number of Coaches: 50 ~ Pax: 25, 47, 55 Services: Customized Charter Transportation, Sedans, Limousines, Vans, Mini Coaches, Motorcoaches, Restroom, Wash, Road & AC Repair

Newton Bus Service, Inc. 6838 Belroi Road Gloucester, VA 23061 757.874.3160 ~ 804.693.2521 804.693.7542 Fax Contact: Sabina Newton, Office Manger E-mail: sabina@charteredbus.com www.charteredbus.com Number of Coaches: 20 ~ Pax: 46, 55 Services: Restroom, Wash, Road & AC Repair • Cash, Visa, MasterCard & Amex • Members of ABA, UMA, VMA

GROUP SERVICES Four City Tours, Inc. 18 Gayle Street Hampton, VA 23669 757.722.3412 757.722.3412 Fax (call first) Contact: Teeko Christian Number of Coaches: 3 ~ Pax: 47–55 Services: Restroom, Wash, Custom Group Packages, Group Tours, School Excursions, DVD video • Cash & Checks • Discount Group Charters Fun Tours, Inc. 520 Newtown Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757.853.2990 ~ 757.855.0764 Fax 800.528.8687 Toll-free Contact: Ms. Chris Rambo or Charles Elmore www.funtoursinc.com Number of Coaches: 15 ~ Pax: 36–56 Pax & 1 VIP Executive Coach Services: Restroom, Cleaning & Full-service Garage • Members of VMA, UMA, ABA, CLIA

• Members of ABA, IMG, VMA, VAMPI, UMA, Virginia Limousine Association, National Limousine Association, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Retail Merchants Association, VA Tourism Association and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Central Virginia

Oleta Coach Lines, Inc. Post Office Box 466 Williamsburg, VA 23187 757.253.1008; 757.253.1050 Fax 800.656.5382 Toll Free Contact: David N. Smith, Vice President E-mail: comments@oleta.com www.oleta.com

Martz Virginia 10411 Hall Industrial Drive Fredericksburg, VA 22408 540.898.6959 ~ 540.898.2675 Fax 800.777.6902 Toll-free Contact: Jeff Bodnar, Charter Sales Manager E-mail: jbodnar@martzgroup.com www.martzgroupva.com Number of Coaches: 60 Services: Fuel, Restroom, Wash, Road & AC Repair

Number of Coaches: 7 ~ Pax: 24, 47, 55, 56 Rates: Half day/full day tours begin at $35. Daily motorcoach tours to Jamestown, Yorktown, Norfolk and Washington, DC. Some tours include meals. Airport Shuttle Service in our New Executive SUV.

• Cash, Visa & MasterCard • Members of ABA, UMA, VMA

Services: Wash, AC & Minor Repairs, 24/7 Emergency Charter Service • Cash, Visa, MasterCard & Amex • Members of ABA, VMA, NAMO

Pocahontas Lane Productions – Videography 757.784.3774

Tidewater Touring, Inc. Sightseeing Tours & Charter Motorcoach Services 2501 60th St. (Copeland Industrial Park) Hampton, VA 23661 757.872.0897 ~ 757.838.2545 Fax Contact: Sharon or Michelle E-mail: Tidewatertouring@tidetours.com www.tidetours.com

Rueger Photography 757.272.2620 E-mail: www.ruegerphoto.com Wal-Mart 12401 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602 757.874.5979 1-Hour Photo/Developing 757.874.5079 Portrait Studio 757.874.4434 Main

Number of Coaches: 7 Pax: 36, 47, 50, 54, 56, 59 Services: Fuel, Restroom, Wash, Minor Repairs • Guided service and trip planning assistance • Guided tours to Washington, DC and other cities • Cash, Visa, MasterCard & Discover • Charters Venture Tours 600 S. Military Highway Virginia Beach, VA 23464 757.494.1480 ~ 757.494.1508 Fax Contact: Ask for Booking Department www.venturebustours.com Number of Coaches: 28 Pax: 27–81 ~ Trolleys • Cash, Visa, MasterCard & Amex • Members of UMA, VMA, ABA YPCS by Trailblazer 9 Rendon Drive Hampton, VA 23666 757.265.5772; 757.342.5341 757.265.5772 Fax Contact: Deborah Parker E-mail: yourpersonalcarservice@yahoo.com Pax: 1–54 Services: Clean, comfortable and reliable transportation services from sedans to motorcoaches. Charters available; tours also available to Washington, DC; New York and Atlantic City.

MISCELLANEOUS Ally Apparel 11815 Fountain Way One City Center, Suite 300 Newport News, VA 23606 757.926.5235 Contact: Marchele Bachini E-mail: mbachini@allyapparel.com www.allypromo.com PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPH SERVICES Art Louis Photography 19 Terrell Road Newport News, VA 23606 757.240.4654 E-mail: Louis@artlouis.com www.artlouis.com * Group pictures available at your location Garrett Ross Photography 10439 Pine Warbler Providence Forge, VA 23140 757.254.7376 E-mail: photos@garrettross.com www.garrettross.com Moto Photo & Portrait Studio 319 A Chatham Drive Newport News, VA 23602 757.269.0707 E-mail: motophotonewportnews@gmail.com www.motophotonewportnews.com Photo Reflections 10365 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601 757.599.8399 E-mail: john@photoreflections.com www.photoreflections.com * Group pictures available at your location Picture Perfect Photography, Videography and All Around DJ 107 Donovan Ct Yorktown, VA 23693 757.867.8994 E-mail: schilling3@cox.net www.ppdj3.net

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The following stores offer photo services at multiple locations in Newport News, please call for the location nearest you: Rite Aid • 800.748.3243 Toll-free Walgreens • 800.925.4733 Toll-free

RECEPTIVE SERVICES/ STEP-ON GUIDES All In One Tours, Cruises & Receptive Services 2756 Alameda Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23456 757.301.6719 ~ 757.301.9568 Fax 888.283.3141 Toll-free Contact: Christy Lucas E-mail: clucas@all-in-one-tours.com www.all-in-one-tours.com Services: We provide complete tour planning for all types of groups. Services include detailed itineraries, promotional flier production, escort notes, driver’s itinerary, local maps, 24-hour emergency service, step-on guide service, meet and greet services, easily understood contracts and minimal deposits. If you are planning a tour to the Hampton Roads region, we are your one stop shop! Colonial Connections, Inc. Post Office Box 502 Williamsburg, VA 23187 757.258.3122 ~ 757.258.3665 Fax 800.378.1571 Toll-free Contact: Sophia Harler, General Manager E-mail: info@colonialconnections.com www.colonialconnections.com Available Guides: 40 Services: Full receptive services including tour escorts, step-on guides, complete itinerary planning and transportation. Exclusive evening programs starting at $8 per person.

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MARS ~ Mid Atlantic Receptive Services Post Office Box 1390 Stephens City, VA 22655 800.769.5912 Toll-free 540.869.1826 Fax Contact: Kate Scopetti, President E-mail: mars@takeafuntrip.com www.takeafuntrip.com

SPECIAL NEEDS FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

Available Guides: 50 Services: Full tour planning, step-on guides, hotels, transportation and customized itineraries.

Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 800.552.7917 Voice/TTY

Phillips Destination Management Services Post Office Box 11043 Norfolk, VA 23517 757.623.4400 ~ 757.222.0373 Fax Contact: Anne Phillips, DMCP E-mail: anne.phillips@phillipsdmc.com www.phillipsdmc.com Available Guides: 15 plus Services: Full service destination management company providing sightseeing tours, special events, transportation and step-on guide service, VIP airport meet and greet, lodging, entertainment and custom designed packages for all of Hampton Roads. Virginia Escape, Ltd. 215 McLaws Circle Williamsburg, VA 23185 757.229.1161 ~ 757.229.4207 Fax Contact: Jackie Chutter, President E-mail: jackie@vaescape.com www.vaescape.com Services: Established in 1981. Comprehensive itinerary planning, customized tours, transportation, dining, entertainment and the availability of historical interpreters who are experienced and know the area’s rich history. VMW Guided Tours 903 Willow Point Newport News, VA 23602 757.988.0015 Contact: Virgie M. Washington, Owner E-mail: vmw.180@verizon.net www.vmwguidedtours.com Available Guides: 5 Services: Specializing in African-American Heritage Tours of Hampton and Newport News from the African-American perspective.

Virginia assistance for visitors who are visually or audibly handicapped: Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired 800.622.2155 Voice/TTY

Department of Rehabilitative Services 800.552.5019 Voice 800.464.9950 TTY

ENTERTAINMENT Alamo Entertainment 757.472.0787 Astro DJs 757.460.2224 www.astrodj.com Bluegrass Music www.madefromscratchbluegrassband.com BNC Services – DJ and Lighting Services 757.309.1515 www.bncservices.net Bubbles The Clown 757.826.2472 www.bubblestheclownbywanda.com

Boxwood Inn 757.888.8854 www.boxwood-inn.com

Sweet Madeleine’s Café & Catering 804.642.1780 www.sweetmadeleines.com

Eustis Flower Shop – Flowers on Base 800.932.2772 www.flowersonbase.com

Play It Again DJs 757.236.4289 www.playitagaindjs.com

By George Catering 757.259.6844 www.bygeorgecarmines.com

The Castle Greek & Italian Restaurant 757.833.8700 www.thecastlerestaurant.com

Jeff’s Flowers of Course, Inc. 800.577.5333 www.jeffsflowers.com

Tidewater DJ’s 757.420.4200 www.therexpert.com

Carrabba’s Italian Grill 757.269.4917 www.carrabbas.com

Mary’s Florist 800.727.7240 www.marysflorist.net

BAKERY/CAKE NEEDS

Catering Concepts 757.425.5682 www.cateringconcepts.net

The Catering Company of Williamsburg, Inc. 800.422.8011 www.williamsburgoccasions.com

Cake Ladies 757.246.2253 Christine’s Cakes 757.989.5491 Couture Cakes by Nika 757.599.6452 www.couturecakesbynika.com FruitFlowers 757.594.9521

EQUIPMENT & RENTAL SERVICES ABZ Rentals 757.890.4700 www.abzrentals.com Big Top Entertainment 757-875-0505 www.bigtopentertainment.biz

Christopher Newport University (CNU) Catering 757-594-7007 http://catering.cnu.edu Encore – A Catering Service 757.887.6800 www.encore-nn.com Green Leafe Catering 757.476.3663 www.greenleafe.com Legend’s Grille 757.833.1616 www.legendsgolfgrilles.com Slightly Up The Creek 757.930.2722

Chris Basford – Classical Guitar 757.380.8413

Distinctive Event Rentals 757-420-7000 www.distinctiveeventrentals.com

Commodore Chorus 757.588.1980 www.commodorechorus.org

Smithfield Gourmet Bakery & Café 757.357.0045 www.smithfieldgourmetbakery.com

EVENT SERVICES

Smithfield Station 877.703.7701 www.smithfieldstation.com

Doorway Entertainment Contact: John Ickes 757.463.6341 www.doorwaymusic.com Ed Matish – Caricature Artist 757.253.0041 Hilton Brass 757.513.2503 www.hiltonbrass.com

Free Agents Event Management 757.912.5345 www.freeagentsmarketing.com

Wild Side Café (at the Virginia Living Museum) 757.534.7477 www.thevlm.org/WildSideCafe.aspx

FLORISTS

Mercer’s Florist 800.446.6363 www.mercersflorist.com Pam Pollard’s Flowers & Gifts 866.767.3777 www.pampollardsflowersandgifts.com Pollard’s Florist 800.628.7673 www.pollardsflorist.com

A Heavenly Florist 800.966.3858 www.aheavenlyflorist.com A Special Design Florist 800.752.7551 www.aspecialdesignflorist.com Britt’s Florist 757.247.0407 www.brittsflorist.com

Touch of Elegance 757.363.7270

CATERERS A Catered Affair by Second Street 757.253.1711 www.catered-events.com

Kevin Tully – Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist www.kevintully.com

Aromas 757.240.4650 www.aromasworld.com

Living History Associates 804.262.4542 www.lhaltd.com

The Grey Goose 757.723.7978 www.greygooserestaurant.com

Red Carpet Events 757-258-8888 www.redcarpetevents.biz

Hugh Koontz – Magician 757.651.0565 www.doorwaymusic.com

Melody Stein – Harpist 757.591.8817

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Patrick Byrd Pro DJ and Event Host 757.650.4510 www.prodjpatrickbyrd.com

A Sharper Palate 804.553.0495 www.asharperpalate.com Black Angus Restaurant & Catering 757.428.7700 www.blackangusrestaurant.com

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