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Nauticus National Maritime Center

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Address: 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
Phone Number: 757 664 1000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Educational site that allows visitors to learn about sea with interactive...

Educational site that allows visitors to learn about sea with interactive exhibits and touch pools.

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Amazing History

We were never on a Military Ship before and this was awesome. We had the Gold ticket which gave us a guided Interior tour. It was SO WORTH it. Our guide was a volunteer who had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Wernersville PA
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Wernersville PA
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were never on a Military Ship before and this was awesome. We had the Gold ticket which gave us a guided Interior tour. It was SO WORTH it. Our guide was a volunteer who had served for our country and was a wealth of knowledge. We enjoyed it immensely. And, the museum had so many interesting things to look... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

my husband and I totally enjoyed this place, it has a lot to see, we met quite a few veterans visiting the museum, when in Norfolk try to go you wont be dissapointed

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here when it was free and cannot see anyone paying $14 to get in. The exhibits were ok, information on the transportation on Hampton Roads. How the crew of the USS Wisconsin lived and traveled. NOAA secrets of the deep where you control a robot arm. A small touch tank. I believe the museum should lower it's ticket... More 

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Rustburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very informative and tons of information. Everyone there was very friendly and offered tid bits of information for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time. The staff was very helpful when I was asking for information. The main highlight was the film on the SS Wisconsin. A must visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice outing but not an all day event worth seeing but only once. If your a true historical person you may enjoy reading and the inactive things to do and learn from. We just did a walk through and still enjoyed it.

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Williamsburg,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids had such an amazing time. So much to see and do. Learn amazing things with your family. It's for all ages. I recommend you take your family for some fun and enjoy a well spent day together. You don't want to miss out on this.

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of fascinating things to see and read, interactive, historical and historic, good value, and truly something for everyone of all ages. This all adds up to a quality museum experience. If you're local or plan to visit at least twice in a year, go for the membership. Having a membership has enabled me to stop in for 30 minutes... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had no idea there was so much to learn/ so much to do at Nauticus! Take the youngest kids to the top floor, with a mini aquarium, steer your own submarine, a wave tank we could barely get them away from, and a theater with live reptile shows. Down one, older kids can send semiphore messages and learn basic... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nauticus is a wonderful museum that is owned by the City of Norfolk, and it actually contains the USS WISCONSIN display. It goes all the way back and explores naval vessels from their early days in this country, and then follows the US ships through their various periods (wooden warships, the "Great White Fleet,") and more. You also get a... More 

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