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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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tour of freedom

I live near the naval base, so I was not sure I would benefit much from a tour. I was wrong! Although many areas are understandably off limits, there is still a lot to see and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
annrawlingsmd
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I live near the naval base, so I was not sure I would benefit much from a tour. I was wrong! Although many areas are understandably off limits, there is still a lot to see and a lot to learn. The huge ships are inspiring. The officer quarters are beautiful. Even before my tour, I had a habit of standing... More 

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Alliance, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is HUGE! Have a military person with you to go through the check points and show you the base. The ships lined up in port is breath taking.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

First, a disclaimer - I did not take the bus tour available to the public, I was here with the Boy Scouts of America. We were able to see a fast attack sub (USS Boise, SSN-764), a destroyer (USS Mahan, DDG-72) and an aircraft carrier (George H.W. Bush, CVN-77). Sadly (but understandably), no pictures of the sub (they held onto... More 

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

This is basically to a closed audience. If you have a child or family member in the U.S. Navy who is returning from sea duty you HAVE TO SEE THEIR RETURN. I retired from the Air Force and Never experienced anything like this. TRADITION. Every American should see this. God bless the USA and it's Military.

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Rockford, Wa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This navy base is HUGE! Went to see my grandson on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Enjoyed our visit. Hate to see him go away for so long

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

OH MY !! The base again...Is in continual construction, and change. Easy to get turned around. Was stationed here in 84-88. So much has changed.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were pinched for time when we got to Norfolk, but we made time to se this. it was so very worth it. We opted for the narrated cruise rather than touring the USS Wisconsin ( next time!) The cruise was excellent. We learned so very much about the ships, and the port in general. All informative and very interesting.... More 

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ESVA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Whether you were in the US Navy or not, touring Naval Station Norfolk is worth it. Even though you will not be allowed to get off the bus much, and you will not be able to go on any of the ships, you will have a great view. No where else will you get to see destroyers, cruisers, aircraft carriers... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The NEX is really one of the best PX. We really enjoyed to shop there the three years spent in Norfolk

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We took the bus tour and it was wonderful to see the US Naval Base up close and personal. Check in process takes a bit because they look for your photo ID and do a bag check etc. but you are at a naval base you know... lol - We saw mnay ships including a carrier! Made our son's day!

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