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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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Worked on this base for 35 years!

For visitors that have never experienced seeing Navy ships up close and in person, don't miss this! Even after being raised in a Navy family and working on this base for over 35... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
lvasteele
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Virginia Beach, VA
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NYC
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You get on the bus and you need to be lucky with the mic in the bus. This is one of those tours that is on the left is the office, on the right side is gym, etc. etc.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For visitors that have never experienced seeing Navy ships up close and in person, don't miss this! Even after being raised in a Navy family and working on this base for over 35 years, I am still awed at seeing the ships and the overall base.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Although it takes place entirely from a bus, the official tour of the base is well worth the time and cost. To see the extensive complex and the ships in port up close and personal is such a unique experience.....it shows the Navy at its best and give you a sense of pride in what they are accomplishing.

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1 Thank adobin
Atlanta, Georgia
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98 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is a great place to see several of the ships in the US Naval inventory coming in and out of the naval station here.

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Pittsburgh, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Stopped at the naval Station Base Exchange and to look around the old stomping grounds. The entrance to the base has changed since I was last stationed here but all in all it is the Norfolk Naval Base I remember. Lived for many years on ships tied up at the D & S piers and this place brought back a... More 

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Macon, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Take a tour of the world's largest naval complex. Home to several nuclear powered aircraft carriers and large deck amphibs. The base is nice to visit, it you don't have to commute.

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Lititz
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98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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.

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Punta Allen, Mexico
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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.

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