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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Address: 1 Waterside Drive, Ste 248, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: (757) 322-2987
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Ranked #11 of 23 Attractions in Norfolk
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Houston, Texas
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154 reviews 154 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum has a very nice display showing the ships and events that have transpired throughout time in the Hampton Roads. The Museum has many model ships representing the centuries of military vessels that have plied the waves from the Chesapeake Bay to the Pacific Ocean,

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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Hampton Roads Naval Museum is located inside the Nautilus Battleship Wisconsin museum. You can visit it for free but the Nautilus /Battleship Wisconsin museum is a fee to enter. The museum was very good with many interesting exhibits.

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Seringes-et-Nesles, Picardie, France
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Let me preface this by saying that I absolutely HATE museums. Maybe I'm just getting old but this place is extremely impressive. It is located inside Nauticus/Battleship Wisconsin museum (fee) but the Hampton Roads Museum is FREE! I would highly recommend a stop here if you are on a budget and definitely stop here while you are visiting Nauticus and... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband and I went to Virginia to visit with our son, daughter and grandsons and we decided to take them with us for a few days. My husband came up with going to see the cirquesa and it was wonderful , acrobats high wire walks and much much more. When you enter the enormous tent there is umbrella lights... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

this place is in nauticus where the USS Wisconsin is there is a lot of info about the Wisconsin and other ww2 stuff there are 2 bells from 2 ships here it's quite moving

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Roanoke, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Many beautiful models of naval vessels through the ages. Great explanations of the progression of naval science.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited the USS Wisconsin early in the day before it got very warm & humid outdoors. We came back into this air conditioned facility to enjoy a leisure tour and learn of the Naval history of the area. This facility does provide an in-depth history and overview in this field. We found it well worth our time to tour the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fabulous collection of nautical history, they even have a battleship. Kids will love it and the old, salty Sailors will give you a great tour. What would you expect in a Navy town? Right in the middle of downtown Norfolk and near shopping and some good restaurants. Waterside is in walking distance, not much anymore but a couple popular eateries... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Spending two weeks in Williamsburg caused us to look beyond the late 1700's for something to do. Alas, nearby Norfolk has a naval museum including an old war ship! A quick look on travel sites and I learned that the museum was free! That turned out to be 1/3 true. The smallest (but to be fair, a fine part nonetheless)... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

really enjoyed the Naval Museum. we did not want to visit Nauticus or the USS Wisconsin. the Naval Museum is free, you have to climb some steps to get to the entrance. my wife's father was retired Navy and this was perfect.. it is basically a timeline of the United States navy. pictures, models, uniforms, artifacts and much more to... More 

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