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Newport News Virginia

Updated on September 20, 2014

One of the Seven Cities - Newport News Virginia

Newport News Virginia is one of the seven cities of Hampton Roads. The community lies along the James River waterfront to the river's mouth at Newport News Point.

Newport News contains the U.S. Army base at Fort Eustis and other military bases and suppliers. Fort Eustis, and other military installations have

a huge impact on the city's economy.

The harbor and waterfront attract shipping and boating industries as well as tourism and recreational activity.

Newport News Festivals

Summer Celebration Wine Festival

The next Summer Celebration Wine Festival will be held on June 12, 2010, in Newport News at the Lee Hall Mansion. The festival provides a variety of live music and entertainment, wine tastings, unique vendors and historical interpretation all wrapped up in an elegant, one-day show.

The event is held on the stately historic grounds of Lee Hall Mansion - a mid-19th century plantation which is a Garden Club of Virginia site and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife

The Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife is held in Newport News Park annually. This is Southeast Virginia's biggest traditional craft show. The event features over 200 vendors, crafts, trades, entertainment, foods and children's activities.

Newport News on eBay

Find Newport News Virginia historical artwork and collectibles on eBay.

Newport News Seafood Industrial Park

Another asset of the city is Newport News Seafood Industrial Park, off interstate 664. The harbor is said to be one of the busiest small ports in the East Coast.

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Newport News Park

Newport News Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the country. This 8,000 acre park is home to an incredible variety of native wildlife including deer, foxes, otter, raccoon, beaver, songbirds and more. The layout includes a setting of lush woodlands, flowering meadows and shimmering lakes. Its natural beauty makes Newport News Park a favorite destination for campers who love the great outdoors - and the convenience of being just moments away from the multitude of activities and attractions the surrounding area provides.

Location: 13564 Jefferson Avenue, I-64 Exit 250B

Hours: Park is open sunrise to sunset daily, year-round

Phone: (757) 886-7912, 1-800-203-8322

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