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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 23 Attractions 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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Brisbane
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340 reviews 340 reviews
128 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We fully expected this to be 5-stars. We drove 40 minutes to find the tours don't operate on Christmas Eve. On one hand being closed is fine, on the other Hand update your website to reflect being closed so time and money isn't wasted.

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is the largest naval station in the world! 640 acres. Well worth the $10. I ready the reviews and did not expect to get out and see the naval ships, or take up close photos. Sit on the right side of the bus so when it stops for a photo opportunity you are on the best side. The size... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Well worth touring. The ships are docked and can be seen fairly close. Very impressive to see. I toured the base with family who are active duty Navy rather on an organized tour so my answers are based on this. An organized tour almost certainly has a fee.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Norfolk Naval Station is one of the hot-beds of Navy activity. I have taken my family to see the world's greatest Navy up close and personal. Been in the Nvay for over two decades so this review may be a little biased. The sheer size of the ships from cruisers to carriers is still awe inspiring to me.

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