Our Mission To honor and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Hilton Village while simultaneously invigorating the City of Newport News through a series of community events. Our Vision To make a lasting impression on the neighborhood of Hilton Village and the City of Newport News by engaging the citizens in the rich history of this area and fostering growth and revitalization within our neighborhoods. Our Goals
- To celebrate and promote the distinctive history of Historic Hilton Village, the City of Newport News, and Huntington Ingalls’ Newport News Shipbuilding
- To provide a premier 100th anniversary grand celebration of Historic Hilton Village for the citizens of Newport News
- To galvanize the vitality of the Greater Hilton Village area through positive community engagement and partnerships with supporting organizations
- To encourage and support small business incentives in the Greater Hilton Village area
Hilton Village is a planned community located in Newport News, mid-way between Virginia Beach and Williamsburg. Hilton was built in 1918 as part of the war effort to house shipyard workers. Hilton sits on 100 acres of land between the C&O Railroad and the James River. When it was first built, it was a block of houses and a strip of stores in the middle of a vast forest, connected to the shipyard and the rest of the city by a streetcar. After World War I, the homes of Hilton were rented out, and later, sold as private residences. The quality housing of the village and its convenient commercial district became a big draw for the area. Hilton Village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. The village is full of stories waiting to be told from its rich history. Hilton Village started as neo-traditional town planning in 1918 that translates today as a modern community that both treasures its history and looks toward the future. Interested in learning more? Historian, preservationist, and author, John Quarstein, has written a new book, Hilton Village: America’s First Public Planned Community. If you’re interested in this book, it will be available for sale at our 2018 events. You can also purchase it online here.
Join us at our many community events in 2018! Check out our events calendar or social media sites for more information. If you’re interested in sponsoring or volunteering for one of these events, send us an email. See contact info below. Coming into town for an event or the Grand Celebration? Check out https://www.newport-news.org/ for more information on what to do in Newport News and where to stay!
Consider a tax-deductible donation or sponsorship. Donate Online or by Mail Mail checks to Historic Hilton Village, Hilton Centennial: P.O. Box 1401 Newport News, VA 23601 All money raised for the Hilton Centennial will go straight into providing quality centennial events and the Grand Celebration festival. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on sponsorship opportunities. Volunteer Consider being a centennial volunteer! Help shape the centennial events for your community. Email email@example.com for more information. Keep In Touch Keep in touch through social media at www.facebook.com/hiltonvillage100.