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1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-664-1000
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Awesome museum

The Nauticus was very well done. We spent about 4 hours or so, which included the self-guided tour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bel Air, Maryland
via mobile
nice museum

This is a nice museum (we purchased admission, as part of a combo ticket with Victory naval... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mississauga, Canada
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Explore the Nautical, Naval And Natural wonders of our world. Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-664-1000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Nauticus was very well done. We spent about 4 hours or so, which included the self-guided tour of the Battleship Wisconsin. They had several interactive exhibits, movies, and fun facts around the 3 story museum. This is fun for all ages. I like that...More

Thank TravelKat21
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice museum (we purchased admission, as part of a combo ticket with Victory naval cruises). The best part was admission to the USS Wisconsin, and being able to explore that. I'd reserve 2 to 3 hours for exploring this spot.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cleverly done. We enjoyed talking with docent who knew a lot about horseshoe crabs and other marine life. An educational museum in downtown Norfolk.

Thank loist51
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Naticus is a place to be boating tours. There is Half Moon Bay where you can take the cruise ship out. Then there is Waterside which is very festive with lots to do. Especually when there is a festival there. We had a ball at...More

Thank Carlotta O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here intending to tour the Battleship Wisconsin and didn't realize the fantastic nautical museum attached to it. You could easily spend the good part of the day wandering through all the exhibits. The seond floor is the access point to Battleship Wisconsin. Everyone...More

Thank usatraveler05
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Nauticus for free as part of the ASTC reciprocal program. We spent the majority of our time seeing the Wisconsin (reviewed separately...it's amazing!), but did briefly walk through the displays in the main building as well. While there weren't as many exhibits as...More

Thank civil23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of information on navel subjects. Super friendly and helpful staff. Good and cool facility to cool off during a hot day

Thank long2089
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place ,a lot of information , we went to Washington first and back to home I was looking in trip advisor places around this was perfect only you need is time to drive west from Richmond to Norfolk is 2 hours more or less

Thank Belkis M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite an extensive Naval Museum, that you should have your walking shoes on for. The Battleship Wisconsin is a great walking tour, I would recommend the self guided one, so you can choose how much you want to see. Go early in the summer months,...More

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to Nauticus soon after it opened back in the mid 90s. I have not been back since, but my wife wanted to see it. The museum has added many excellent displays, including some on loan from Newport News' Mariners Museum. There are...More

Thank Barry W
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Amy L
11 April 2017|
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Response from NauticusMarketing | Property representative |
Hourly garage parking is available at Plume Street, Main Street or at several nearby City of Norfolk parking garages. Visit the City of Norfolk's Parking Department for more information. If you have any more questions... More
16 June 2016|
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Response from Gail B | Reviewed this property |
We did the $16 ticket, which had the self-tour of Wisconsin..we were so impressed that we put a couple of fives into the donation barrel halfway through. Nauticus is amazing, and the battleship had some docents who took time... More
Beth L
16 February 2015|
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Response from Misifusmiau M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. They have microwave too.