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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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A great place to visit if you have military access. One of the largest and nicest Navy Exchanges I have ever been in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit if you have military access. One of the largest and nicest Navy Exchanges I have ever been in.

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Lyman, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Soo much bigger than I ever imagined.....very proud to be a American and a daughter and mother to Navy saliors.....it was great to see the ships......was great to visit....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went to Norfolk and went on the bus tour around the Navy base. I was a very good tour and the price was not to bad. We also stayed at the Navy lodge for a couple nights. People were very nice and the rooms were very nice and clean. Thanks to all our Navy people serving there country!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Everyone should take the 45 minute tour to appreciate our nation's navy. Very informative and amazing amount of vessels in service.

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Saint John, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Bus trip around the base was disappointing because the bus have defective windows and you could not see what they were talking about.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Took a tour around the area, enjoyed seeing s lot of naval ships and learning about most of them. Crazy how big they are! A must see

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Interesting side trip. This is a brief tour, 45 minutes, via bus through the Naval Station which is narrated by enlisted personnel. Although you do get to view different naval ships, you do not get too close due to security issues - which I totally get. What this tour does give you is an excellent perspective of how this incredible... More 

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My husbands loves touring these old battle ships and his eyes light up as we start the tour. Very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Sit on the left side of bus to get a good view of the ships. Can't take pictures which was a bummer and they don't stop bus so you can get out and take it all in. Very cool though and our boys loved it.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Thrilling to see our Navy's ships in dock, some decorated for their recent homecoming. Had no idea our ships had their own Wikipedia entries or were so freaking large. A must-see.

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