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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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Great tour.

I spent my navy time on this base in 90. The base has changed a lot since. Always good to see the ships and memorials. We loved it . Just wish they would have done more on air... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent my navy time on this base in 90. The base has changed a lot since. Always good to see the ships and memorials. We loved it . Just wish they would have done more on air station side. Maybe have some more stuff in gift shop for Aviation side. I would go again.

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Woodbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were at this base for a homecoming from deployment. The base personnel were very efficient and very respectful while maintainsing the security required. It is a very humbling experience when you see the way our men and women in uniform conduct and perform their duties.

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Merlin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First tour of the day. No one opened gift shop to take admission. Tour left ten minutes late and returned 10 minutes early for a 45 minute tour. You could not understand the Navy tour guide at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit and check out. There is lots to see. The whole family loves to visit. If eligible you can even stay at the hotel on base too

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Charlotte, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have an interest to glimpse a behind the scenes view of a naval base, the world's largest to be exact, then you should take this tour. It is a great opportunity to gain a personal appreciation as well as allow children to gain some exposure and appreciation to military/navy life and what it means. There are no thrills... More 

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was stationed here twice during my Navy career. This is the largest Naval facility in the world. 45 minute tours run daily and are well worth the $10.00 ticket price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great attraction here. I didn't realize it until I talked to a local Vendor but the it's been revitalized since the '90's.

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York, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After passing thru security, you board a comfortable bus for a 45 minute ride thru the Norfolk Navy station - the largest Navy base in the world according to our very personable Navy guide. During the ride you will see the various buildings that comprise the Navy base and statistics about its operation. You will pass some lovely homes that... More 

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McAlester, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tour guide was great. I'm was a little surprised at how much was termed " classified" and we couldn't see or talk about. Seemed to me this could have been a 4 hour tour with more to,see and enjoy. We just got a whiff of what was there. With that said it was still nice. Being an old Air Force... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour is only half an hour on a bus. The 15 second glimpses you get of the ships is way too short. Base housing and softball fields are just not that interesting.

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