About us

Museum Information

The Historic Services Division is part of the City of Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department. Our staff serve as stewards of City-owned historic structures, historic sites and landscapes, archaeological resources, artifacts, and collections. We help build community identity by telling the story of our past through programs and events.

Mission

The Historic Services Division of the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department enhances quality of life for Newport News residents and visitors by interpreting and preserving the City’s historic resources, fostering community engagement, and connecting Newport News to the broader context of American history.