Springtime in Newport News

Boxwood Inn
Newport News Tourism Development Office
Fountain Plaza Two, 700 Town Center Drive, Suite 320
Newport News, VA 23606
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Newport News City
Phone: (757) 926-1442
Website www.newport-news.org

America's oldest and largest house and garden tour program began in 1929 by the Garden Club of Virginia and is only offered in the month of April. Included in this tour are the Historic Garden Week activities. From beautifully restored homes, to interactive nature tours this tour has it all. There is even an international flair when you attend and enjoy the Virginia International Tattoo.

Day 1:

First stop is Virginia Living Museum. Explore the Virginia Garden and all life forms native to the area, whether it is wildlife, aquatic or plant. Once we board the coach our destination is Anderson's Showplace for lunch where they offer a fantastic selection of home furnishings, an impeccable landscape design and installation team, the freshest plants for indoors and out, a high class silk department and outstanding café.

Endview Plantation is our next stop. The "small, old-fashioned house" that is Endview perches comfortably atop a little knoll with a spring flowing at the foot of the hill and prime farmland stretching out in all directions along gentle slopes. This inviting location that drew the Harwood's in the mid-eighteenth century to build a family home has attracted hunters, farmers, and soldiers for over 300 years.

Dinner this evening will be in Port Warwick at one of the fine restaurants.

Day 2:

Our Historic Garden Week Tour today takes us to Yorktown

  • Lee Hall Mansion
  • Boxwood Inn

Day 3:

  • Virginia Aquarium's Pontoon boat
  • Virginia Beach boardwalk (lunch on your own)
  • Virginia International Tattoo at Norfolk Scope

Last Updated: 6/17/2014 11:39 AM