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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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Freehold, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What an impressive base ? I grew up next to Earl Naval base in New Jersey which has one of the longest peers in the world. But it is primarily used for cargo. Norfolk had 4 or 5 modern aircraft carriers as well as many other large combat vessels. Of course access to the base is limited but I believe... More

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We were in Norfolk for my husband's Navy reunion, and were able to visit the base as one of the activities. It was interesting to see where he had worked, and also to see what the base looked like. We toured an active ship, which was a bit awkward as you are walking into the crew's workspaces, and also we... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
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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
46 helpful votes 46 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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