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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

1 Waterside Drive, Ste 248, Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 322-2987
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Ranked #17 of 28 Attractions in Norfolk
Type: Military Museums
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Roanoke, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Black Hawk, South Dakota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is part of the Nauticus and USS Wisconsin attractions and is a must see.You pass thru its lobby on the way to the Wisconsin. Has excellent scale models of many naval ships. Admission is free. One nice part is they have free postcards and historical pamphlets, paid for by your tax dollars. I have reviewed the Nauticus and USS... More

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Seattle Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I found this very interesting and it kept me entertained while my husband was visiting the Wisconsin. The Wisconsin is way to expensive for retired folks to see....and you have to pay for parking! If you can walk a bit park in the mall parking up the road...still have to pay but much much less. The mall is across the... More

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Monroe, GA
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167 reviews 167 reviews
18 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to the museum and especially the large IMAX theatre housed there. Excellent display of war birds and vintage space capsules. Seniors get a discount on the tickets.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I love military machines and history and this combines both. There are airplanes hanging from the ceiling, there are interactive stations for children, it is set up with plenty of space and amazing things to see. Never crowded and always interesting

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Suffolk, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a great place to visit in the winter since it s indoors. If you want to see and learn a lot about the Navy and ships, this is the place to be. This trip is good for a half day of reading and learning with props.

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