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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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Must see to appreciate our Navy

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews
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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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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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Sacramento
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Informative tour but the PA system stopped working halfway through and although it didn't affect us as we were at the front of the bus, those at the back had a hard time hearing the guide. Also, most of the interesting points on the tour were on the left so wished we sat on that side. Couldn't take any pictures... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Go hear. Enjoy the ride. Marvel in the shere size. This is truely impressive and only $10. I'm back after my visit from 35 yrs ago and i would come back again. I'm not even American and visiting Naval Station Norfolk makes me proud. Thank you to all that serve and keep us safe.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My daughter is in the Navy and we toured the ship. The most exciting to me was the flight deck. It was fascinating at how large everything is as well as how small things are inside. We were able to take pics to document our visit. Nice!

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