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Naval Station Norfolk

Address: 1530 Gilbert St, Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone Number: (757) 444-7955
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Ranked #9 of 54 things to do in Norfolk
Type: Military bases & facilities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The oldest naval port in the United States that offers guided tours.
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Type: Military bases & facilities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The oldest naval port in the United States that offers guided tours.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were pinched for time when we got to Norfolk, but we made time to se this. it was so very worth it. We opted for the narrated cruise rather than touring the USS Wisconsin ( next time!) The cruise was excellent. We learned so very much about the ships, and the port in general. All informative and very interesting.... More 

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ESVA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Whether you were in the US Navy or not, touring Naval Station Norfolk is worth it. Even though you will not be allowed to get off the bus much, and you will not be able to go on any of the ships, you will have a great view. No where else will you get to see destroyers, cruisers, aircraft carriers... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The NEX is really one of the best PX. We really enjoyed to shop there the three years spent in Norfolk

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We took the bus tour and it was wonderful to see the US Naval Base up close and personal. Check in process takes a bit because they look for your photo ID and do a bag check etc. but you are at a naval base you know... lol - We saw mnay ships including a carrier! Made our son's day!

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Brisbane
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129 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were in Virginia Beach on 30 December. Visiting a retired navy aviator who REALLY wanted to show us the Naval Station. According to the website, the tours run EVERY DAY EXCEPT PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. "One tour daily, except Mondays, unless Holiday; Tour will depart at 1:30pm." After reading a bad experience of another tripadvisor contributor (thank you!), we phoned. No... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The bus tour is nice and cheap ($10) and lasts 40 min. You can see ships at berth but this part doesn't last very long. Then you tour the base and see maintenance facilities and living areas. I wish you would spend more time seeing the ships and get more explanations about them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Coordinate your visit with the Public Affairs Office and you won't be disappointed. Google the most recent contact information, don't forget ID, and spend the afternoon, bring money for Navy Pride gear!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Big AWESOME NAVY ships and subs! You can't get more manly than that. No public access via POV, but I think they have a tour office off of the Base for the public.

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My family is a military family so getting on the Naval Station is easy for us but I wanted to do a guided tour to get some information about the Ships that are housed there and it was well worth the money. I think it was $10 per person and active duty gets to do the tour for free. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I have experienced great prices and customer service with commissary and NEX. The prices on base are cheaper than Walmart and others. I staff are very friendly and nice.

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