Taste of Newport News, Virginia

Day One

Take a drive around town. See "The Dorothy", a 90-foot tugboat built by Newport News Shipbuilding in 1891 and Victory Arch, designated as a Port of Embarkation during WWI.

Visit Hilton Village. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the neighborhood was built between 1918 and 1921 in response to the need for housing during WW1.

Enjoy lunch at the Hilton Tavern. One of the oldest taverns on the Peninsula, Lee's Pork BBQ is smoked daily.

After lunch, head north to the battlefield where allied American and French forces won the decisive battle of the American Revolution in 1781. Yorktown Victory Center chronicles the entire Revolutionary period, from colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation.

Head to The Virginia Living Museum, where, in February, you can enjoy the Bacchus Wine and Food Festival. Indulge in a divine evening filled with fine wines, heavenly food sampling from local restaurants and live local entertainment galore! Not to be missed are fabulous silent auction deals.

Day Two

Start with brunch at The Boxwood Inn.  Owner Kathy Hulick will greet and give you a little of the history of the home and Lee Hall.

Explore Lee Hall Mansion, one of the last remaining antebellum homes on the Virginia Peninsula. During the 1862 Peninsula Campaign, the home was used by Confederate Major General John B. Magruder and General Joseph E Johnston.

Around the bend from Lee Hall Mansion is Endview Plantation. All three wars fought on American soil have left traces at Endview.

Colonial Williamsburg is next on the list. Wander the streets and shops of a time gone by. Meet the tradespeople, shopkeepers, political figures, and women that call Williamsburg home.

Enjoy the evening at Schlesinger's Chop House in Port Warwick. Schlesinger's offers an elegant and comfortable ambiance, with a contemporary flair.

Day Three

The third leg of the "triangle" takes you to Jamestown Settlement. Journey to 17th-century Virginia and the home of America's first permanent English colony, founded in 1607.

Dine at the Jamestown Settlement Café and explore life-size re-creations of the colonists' fort and a Powhatan village. Board the replicas of the three ships that sailed from England in 1607.

Next, take in Historic Jamestowne. With the help of a guide, learn how John Smith and others established a foothold in unfamiliar surroundings.

Your final "taste of Newport News" will be at the Crab Shack Seafood Restaurant along the James River.