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Naval Station Norfolk

1530 Gilbert St, Norfolk, VA 23511-2730
+1 757-444-7955
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Aircraft carriers not there

Largest naval base in the world, however aircraft carriers were not there during my visit. A must... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christian S
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Impressive Presentation But Narrow Scope

A beautiful executive bus takes you on a tour. Photography is very limited and you don't ever set... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert B
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Norfolk, Virginia
via mobile
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The oldest naval port in the United States that offers guided tours.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1530 Gilbert St, Norfolk, VA 23511-2730
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+1 757-444-7955
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Reviewed yesterday

Largest naval base in the world, however aircraft carriers were not there during my visit. A must do while in Norfolk

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A beautiful executive bus takes you on a tour. Photography is very limited and you don't ever set foot on the premises. But at a distance you see the aircraft carriers and a few other ship types but you can't examine closely. You zip by...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A visit to the Naval Station makes you proud and thankful to have a Navy of our caliber and to protect us and our country! An awesome sight to see all of the ships and types of ships.

Thank Dearl D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sept 19 six of us really enjoyed our $5/senior, 45 minute bus tour of Naval Station Norfolk at 9079 Hampton Blvd. Arrive 30 minutes early at the Naval Station Tours building with a big white anchor near the street. No reservations. After a metal detector...More

Thank friendgetaway
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice 45 min. bus tour that allows some good views of some of the US Navy's finest vessels. We got lucky and saw 4 carriers at one time! We had a friendly tour guide give us a fun tour, although I think many of...More

1  Thank R A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was vortunate to get invited to the Commissioning of the USS Washington with my Grandson. We were able to get a tour of the sub and be close to two carriers. My 21 year old Grandson was in heavan. Our country is in very...More

Thank Granny109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Access is restricted but the views and property are beautiful. A gem of a naval station where some of our fines sailors work every day to ensure out country's safety.

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fascinating to see the ships but we were limited as we had to remain on the bus and were not permitted to take pictures until we were in a parking lot too far from a true view. Friendly tour guides.

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was on my bucket list but was not as good as I wanted it to be. You stay on the bus and keep moving at a good pace to get all in within your hour. If you sat on the wrong side of the...More

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was stationed here for years and so were several members of my family. This was my second home. I especially love the commissary and the Exchange. Great place to visit.

Thank MJCD405
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michele k
4 September 2017|
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Response from Sharon P | Reviewed this property |
You don't go to the base. You go to the Nauticus Museum to get your tickets. It is also the cruise terminal for the cruise ships. The tours leave from the park area. FYI..if we had to do over we would have taken the Miss... More
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gustavo m
8 August 2017|
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Response from Godschica | Reviewed this property |
To get on base, someone in your party must have either Military or Dependent Military ID. You must have government (State Issued) picture ID as well.
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Daniel O
14 April 2017|
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Response from Sarahjay192 | Reviewed this property |
This is a restricted bus tour. You cannot walk yourself anywhere, but you can see the large battleships and aircraft carriers, if they are docked, from the bus. Go to the website - Naval Station Norfolk Tour and Information... More
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