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Naval Station Norfolk

1530 Gilbert St, Norfolk, VA 23511-2730
+1 757-444-7955
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as a Navy veteran I was in my element

Our daughter's ship is docked here and we were able to visit the ship....our access was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
Amazing Private Tour

Having a son in the Navy stationed in Norfolk enabled my family to have a private tour of the base... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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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
+1 757-444-7955
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter's ship is docked here and we were able to visit the ship....our access was very limited of course but it was nice to be aboard and see where she works and lives....Adjacent piers accommodated a number of large ships including 3 aircraft carriers...More

Thank omar47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a son in the Navy stationed in Norfolk enabled my family to have a private tour of the base. A large number of ships are currently docked throughout the base which was amazing to see. Considering the fact that Norfolk Naval Base is the...More

Thank DJ M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the places we have been stationed, outside of Pensacola, this is my favorite. A great base in an awesome location. I wouldn't have minded a third tour, to be honest.

Thank Evil_E207
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a very good deal at $10.00 per person, cannot be beat. The tour is run by Navy personal who greet you at check in. The bus for the tour is a high end tour bus that is very comfortable. The bus guide was...More

Thank Dblock33
Reviewed 22 October 2017

My husband had been on a ship homeported at Norfolk many years ago and he wanted to take the tour. It was great! We went on a very nice commercial bus and got to see the Largest Naval Base in the world! My favorite was...More

Thank mnew4
Reviewed 21 October 2017

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 16 October 2017 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 16 October 2017 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 12 October 2017

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 10 October 2017

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

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4 November 2017|
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Response from Sarahjay192 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but please call your airline to check.
michele k
3 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
gustavo m
7 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.