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Once upon a time the Virginia colonists met Captain Christopher Newport's ship at the James River. The ship was the harbinger of good news that the colonists did no't need to abandon the area, but can cultivate it for life. This is the way the city of Newport News began to take shape.
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It was at the beginning of the 1600s that the first Europeans settled the area, but in following years the city remained as the part of Warwick County. As the Civil War brought several important battles to the area, Newport News abandoned its county status for independence gained in the last half of the 19th century.
Independence swamped the city with the expression of its talented residents. Newport News is the birthplace of legendary personalities like jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald and author William Styron.
Away from the reputation of its dwellers, Newport News is an appealing destination alone. Are you ready to hit the town? Then start from its set of outdoor pursuits like camping sites, hiking and biking opportunities, paddleboats and canoes and move on to the package of cultural diversity. The city boasts of historic mansions and places, but all take a back seat to the Mariner's Museum, the largest of its kind in the world.
Other attractions include;
- Virginia Living Museum houses living exhibits of coastal birds, beavers and other animals
- The Mariners' Museum, the most comprehensive maritime museums in the world
- Peninsula Fine Arts Center with changing exhibitions, programs, and studio classes
- Hilton Village, the America's first Federal war-housing project and today offers a cluster of shops and cafes
- Newport News Park, the largest municipal parks in the country covering almost 8,000 acres of land
Apart from sightseeing, Newport News has a lot of fun going on. Before you leave for the city, you should check out its calendar of events. There are theater performances, concerts and public festivals constantly in the city.
Whatever way you view Newport News, from the glory of its residents to the cultural inspirations, the city is easier with a comfortable stay from Booked.net.