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Naval Station Norfolk

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Address: 1530 Gilbert St, Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone Number: (757) 444-7955
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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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The giant ships are an amazing sight. Also the bridges rise and part to allow pass through of the ships. Amazing set up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The giant ships are an amazing sight. Also the bridges rise and part to allow pass through of the ships. Amazing set up.

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A great inside view of the Naval Station. Bus tours begin at Gate 3 on the base and are narrated by naval personnel stationed on the base. Our guide, female, was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and shared much information about the base and what is housed there. Inexpensive and great for all ages. Highly recommended for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My daughter is in the Navy so it was great she could take us for a tour of the Naval Station I was a proud parent and even prouder American.

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Eureka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you want to see the ships and learn the history of the base, take the tour that is offered. If not, and you have a military ID retired or active, go and see this. Also, check out the NEX while there, it is AMAZING!!

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Go to the Nauticus museum and pay to take the cruise if the Norfolk harbor and Naval Station. You won't regret it. It is a wonderful time and you will get to see a lot of Naval ships and technology. Great for any maritime enthusiast! It is a bit cold on the ship though if you go in march like... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We did the 45 minute tour. Apparently, they are using conversion vans instead of larger coach buses right now so the tours really fill up. We called the day before to double-check on hours, and we told they we only running 3 tours for the next day and to arrive early - they did not take reservations. We arrived at... More 

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Cattaraugus, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had an hour long bus tour of the base. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The base is the largest in the world and seeing the ships and planes up close was very exciting.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

American Naval power at its finest!! This is a great tour to take either by bus or on the river. Seeing these magnificent vessels up close and personal is awe inspiring to say the least. On Sundays, when I lived in the area, particular ships would be available for tours but I'm not sure if that is still the case.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were permitted to use our charter coach for an hour long tour of this MASSIVE naval base(World's largest, we were told,) but before we embarked for our super-interesting Navy personnel-led tour, we had to go through a scan and reveal the contents of any personal effects, as well as a thorough search of our bus. That security-assurance was very... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I like the security, respect, professionalism and consideration that the military shows their visitors.

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Address: Address: 1530 Gilbert St, Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone Number: (757) 444-7955
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk

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