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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

1 Waterside Dr, Ste 248, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-322-2987
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Nice informational museum.

It is 'free' in that it is part of the paid admission to Nauticus. Those two, along with access to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland
I didn't realize how big a battleship was...

Until you stand on the pier and look up at this massive ship you don't really realize how big 887.2... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Kathryn B
Birmingham, Alabama
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1 Waterside Dr, Ste 248, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-322-2987
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is 'free' in that it is part of the paid admission to Nauticus. Those two, along with access to the Wisconsin, is well worth the admission price if you are interested in naval history. This part of the museum covers the history of the...More

Thank Netlava
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Until you stand on the pier and look up at this massive ship you don't really realize how big 887.2 ft and 52,000 tons is. No cost and you can walk right up and get a picture with the ship!

2  Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a cost-free museum housed within another costly museum. You will find great exhibits and a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Do some research to discover special programs.

1  Thank donpipes
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum on the 2nd floor of Nauticus is the best part of the experience between the Nauticus, Wisconsin, and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to examine the exhibits and satisfy your curiosity in...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Civil war fans will love it. Original canons and confederate flag hangs on the wall. Explains the difference between warships and the continued increase in size and usability for aircraft carriers.

Thank wick1979
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was the best part of the Nauticus Museum. A great exhibit on the history of the navy in the area. I learned that Hampton roads was the name given to a large area of Virginia and included many small towns. Lots of information and...More

1  Thank nicolediane
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This museum was very interesting tracing Navy history back to before the Civil War. I recommend visiting when you are at Nauticus.

Thank zwic2ofus
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A cold, windy day in Norfolk was perfect to spend indoors at the museum. A well done exhibit, very informative, giving the naval history of the area chronologically. Who knew? And it was free"

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Three reasons to visit: (1) educational, (2) excellent displays, (3) free. If you are interested in US Navy history, especially local history here in Hampton Roads to include the epic battle between CSS Virginia and USS Monitor. This museum covers several timelines from the Rev...More

Thank newave99
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Beginning with tall ships and moving in time to iron clads to submarines to aircraft carriers, you can follow the timeline of naval warfare. Highlighting technology and conflicts this free museum includes artifacts, intricate models, maps, and volunteers excited to share with you their knowledge....More

Thank Rebby2k
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Matt L
Are strollers available
31 January 2015|
Response from Jennifer F | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember seeing any strollers available for rent. I would recommend giving them a call to be sure!