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“A nice little inforfative tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Naval Station Norfolk

Naval Station Norfolk
1530 Gilbert St, Norfolk, VA 23511
(757) 444-7955
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Ranked #8 of 53 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: The oldest naval port in the United States that offers guided tours.
Montreal, Canada
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A nice little inforfative tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a bus tour around the naval base in a bus with commentary. You don't get very close to the ships and picture taking is restricted. You get to learn quite a bit about the USN, and how they look after and commemorate their own. Really quite a fascinating place. Admission fee quite reasonable.

Visited July 2014
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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous views and ships”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the mother of all naval shipyards and worth a tour! The views of the water are also fabulous.

Visited July 2014
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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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405 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It has been forty years since I had served on a US destroyer, and seeing the new fleet, and the USS Theodore Roosevelt CV-71, which had just returned from a deployment, was a treat.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pretty Awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Saw some pretty cool stuff during this tour. Guides were very helpful, and made the tour interesting and fun. Is a little difficult to get to if you are not driving.

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Just plain cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Have never been to a Naval post prior to this, but it was well worth it. The base is wonderfully maintained and the tour was informative and fun. Such rich history here for sure. The only thing I disliked was we could not photograph the ships as dock. I understand why, but would have still loved to get some up close pics of the Aircraft Carriers.

Visited August 2013
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