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Naval Station Norfolk

1530 Gilbert St, Norfolk, VA 23511
(757) 444-7955
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Ranked #8 of 28 attractions in Norfolk
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Group tours/walking tour
Description: The oldest naval port in the United States that offers guided tours.
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Vienna, Virginia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, during our visit all big ships "mysteriously disappeared" - this is how our guide described it :). Yet, the site is truly impressive and we didn't notice how the 45 minutes flew away. They have several very nice old houses built by different states, you get to see different monuments, helicopters and planes on the display not to mention... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It was getting hotter and more humid and we decided to go to the water to tour. We were astounded at the number of ships and variety of ships housed at the naval base. The tour boat was open on top for those who are used to the weather and closed in and air conditioned below for those who are... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My kids really enjoyed the sights at the naval base. To see the huge ship in all it's wonder was a hit for the kids.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was our last stop on our roadtrip. The USS Wisconsin was worth every dollar spent. My daughter was considering joining the Navy but due to a sport injury has to change fields, nevertheless she thoroughly enjoyed it, so did the other big KID, my husband.

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very scenic...informative commentary...clean vessel....excellent value...close to other interesting sites

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you are into Ships, Planes and Helicopters, this is the tour for you. Our tour guide was an Active Duty Service Member and you would have thought she was a professional comedian on top of being a great Tour Guide. We had two children that are under 7 on the tour and they had a fantastic time and were... More

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is an opportunity worth checking out. I am prior Navy, so I am slightly biased! ;-) It is great for all ages and something you will not find just anywhere. You will board a large air conditioned tour bus and have about 45 minutes of US Naval sights and history provided by one of the active duty base sailors.... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were privileged enough to actually tour the USS Bush and it left me in awe of how mighty these ships really are, the purpose they serve becomes "REAL" and it hits the heart when seeing our men and women coming on and off the this massive ship, realizing every ship on the Naval Base is their life, within a... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The largest naval base in the world.... some impressive sites to see. Battleship row should not be missed.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Took my two daughters and we rode the bus tour. It was very informative and they enjoyed seeing the ships including the USS Cole and monuments for different battles. The trip is really not meant for small children and parents should be considerate of the other passengers and tour personnel and keep a tight reign on their kids during the... More

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