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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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The oldest naval port in the United States that offers guided tours.

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Interesting naval tour

We took the 45 minute bus tour of the Norfolk Naval station. It was well worth the time and small admission. I am sure we got to go places and heard information not available... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Virginia Y
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the 45 minute bus tour of the Norfolk Naval station. It was well worth the time and small admission. I am sure we got to go places and heard information not available just everywhere. The naval station is the largest one in the world. Make sure you show up a little early if you want to go in... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were able to tour the Navy Ships and it was a fine tour to see our United States Navy and the men and women that serve.

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Batavia, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it. Everyone, if you have a chance should see the Naval Station and meet some of the Sailors that are protecting our country. They were all so nice and the magnitude of these ships is ausum.

Thank Martha W
Punta Allen, Mexico
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128 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All we did was ride on a 12 passenger van for the 45 minutes. No pics. Not close to any ships or aircraft. The navy guide sounded like a bored recording. Prices in the shop are very high.

Thank jacjsc
Central Florida, Florida
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18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother took me while I was up visiting him. He showed me mostly his working area so I didn't get a full tour but I loved all that I saw.

Thank Chellee T
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sign up/check in time was 30 minutes prior to departure. Tour was advertised as 45 minutes. Ours lasted closer to 1 hour. Very informative and interesting tour. Pictures are allowed at certain points in the tour. Photos are prohibited while on the pier. We saw the USS Eisenhower and USS Truman. As well as a supply ship and other ships.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1 hour bus tour of the naval base. you must have photo ID and go through a metal detector to get on base. you are not able to leave the bus while on the tour. an active duty sailor gave us our tour, she was funny and personable. we were able to see the generals homes, aircraft taking off and... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all we felt that they could supply a proper microphone so our guide could face the bus load of tourists instead of crunched up in the front of the bus with her back to us. Our guide although a very nice gal read from a script and as if reading to herself rambled on so fast we could... More 

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Martin, Tennessee, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really great tour. You have to go through a security check. We saw ships base housing and air craft . If you have a tour group you need to see this. If you are old Navy you will love this.

Thank Bobby B
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father served in the US Navy & once upon a time I believe was stationed in this very same Naval Station briefly. The guided tour lasts about an hour & is something that'll give you an insight into some of the classified part of the military & show you just how big this station is. The tour guide I... More 

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