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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Address: 1 Waterside Drive, Ste 248, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: (757) 322-2987
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10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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As a former sailor I thought I knew stuff, but I learned a lot. Very cool museum!

I didn't realize it was so technologically advanced as far as the typical museum goes, that plus how much is packed inside makes it a very worthwhile trip. I'll have to go back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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English first
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55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't realize it was so technologically advanced as far as the typical museum goes, that plus how much is packed inside makes it a very worthwhile trip. I'll have to go back since I thought 1.5 hours would have been enough time. Will go again soon.

1 Thank CyberCoeus
Crawfordville, Florida
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151 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Naval historian on site. Lots of good information. Very good displays, Plan at least an hour. Handicap accessible.

Thank Byrdie122
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Took my husband here for his birthday and he loooved it! He is in the navy and never been here. I recommend doing the second cheapest pass. Allow yourself pleanty of time to see everything. First we walked through the museum and watched a movie. Not knowing we then went on the ship and didnt know we could freely walk... More 

Thank Astrid R
Longview, Texas, Usa
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123 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Good museum with a lot of exhibits and a ton of useful information. Set up quite nicely. Well worth the time to visit.

Thank g3times
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155 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Located in the Nauticus it is a free museum dedicated to the history of Hampton and the Hampton Roads area. Included is history on the area, its naval importance from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War and as the home port of the Atlantic fleet. Well worth the stop if you do nothing else.

Thank Thomas S
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Noticed a # of reviews are confusing this with Nauticus. It is in the building but not part of admission fee. It is free. Wonderful exhibits. Enjoyed as adults but all the kids I saw seemed to be enjoying bunches. Staff was super friendly.

1 Thank ssjdant
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57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It literally is a buried treasure. It is located in the second floor of Nautica but it is not so obvious from outside. You need to be careful not to pay because the because the Naval Museum portion is free. The exhibits are informative and well done. It was good to learn about how Hampton Roads and Norfolk as a... More 

Thank Laneshinkansen
Norfolk, Virginia
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73 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This free museum is located on the second floor of the nauticus plaza. This museum is very well laid out and gives local as well as national and some world history about the navy throughout American history starting with the Battle of Yorktown is 1781 and going through to the current times. The models of the ships are beautiful and... More 

1 Thank Rochelle757
Brookville, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

great navel history loved everything about this place and the museum is free don't miss the Battleship it worth the Money

Thank david k
Hayward, California
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I was visiting Norfolk for just one day so my friend who lives nearby said that I had to visit. I was truly humbled and thankful for the museum but was especially taken back by my time on the USS Missouri. As a non military guy I am impressed with the attitudes and hard work our military goes through, especially... More 

Thank Yankeerev

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