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Address: 15080 Talcott Pl, Smithfield, VA 23430-5560
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Typical fort!

We toured Fort Huger. It was your typical fort of the day. Yes it was nice to say we were there. We did learn some history. If you have the time, stop and tour it. If you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We toured Fort Huger. It was your typical fort of the day. Yes it was nice to say we were there. We did learn some history. If you have the time, stop and tour it. If you don't, stop by the next time you are in the area.

Thank Hockey_FanPA
Bar Mills, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Maybe I'm ill informed, but here in Maine when we talk about forts of this age they are stone. I did not know that forts could be built with nothing but dirt. I was amazed by the elaborate design and the fore thought that went into the location. Knowing nothing about this site I was able to gain knowledge just... More 

Thank JJfrmme
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Nice short walking trail to the site of the long ago fort. Historical placards are posted and replica canyons are in place to get a feel for the times of war. We visited on a sunny spring day and enjoyed the outdoors.

Thank Skippylyn
Hampton, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

There isn't really a fort in the traditional sense, but more of a shore battery location. Although the reproduction canons and riverviews make it a good photo op and worth a stop. The site also overlooks the "Ghost fleet" which has been greatly reduced in recent years but still interesting.

Thank rca2011
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

It was interesting but there is really nothing there we enjoyed being able to see the ghost ships more than walking around dirt mounds

Thank Maznblue
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This is a Civil War fort and has infomation and markers in the area describing it. There is a trail through the woods and over a little bridge to get to the fort. Replica cannons surround the area and the fort gives great views of the James River and the ghost fleet!

Thank MissVA2006
San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Fort Huger is not really a fort but a location where a fort once existed. If you like reading sign posts, this place is for you.

1 Thank magickayak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

We visited Fort Huger today. We were the only people there. I wish we would have packed a lunch! Interesting Civil War fort and a US Navy boneyard is visible. The only problem we had was finding it because of road closures. Check their official website for directions around the closures.

Thank 1kellydb
Danville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

Well worth the mile or so walk from the parking lot, good view of river in fall and winter. Reproduction fiberglass cannon command the waterway. Trail to river shore results in a view of the James River ghost fleet of inactive ships.

Thank bendewberry
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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

We had a little difficulty finding the place because of a road closure, but once we were there, we found it to be quite serene. We were the only visitors at the time, so we were able to walk the trail to the fort area at our own pace and enjoy the view. Most of the actual fort is gone;... More 

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