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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Address: 1 Waterside Dr, Ste 248, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
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+1 757-322-2987
22:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 22:00 - 17:00

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This is an interactive, informative museum focusing on the naval presence in the greater Norfolk area. There are interesting videos throughout. Who knew there was a world expo in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Landisville, Pennsylvania
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Landisville, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interactive, informative museum focusing on the naval presence in the greater Norfolk area. There are interesting videos throughout. Who knew there was a world expo in Jamestown in 1907? The site of the expo then became a staging area for WWI seamen. Anyone interested in history, or the navy, will thoroughly enjoy this small, but well done... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very enjoyable visit. The museum is small but there is a great deal of information. There is information about the impact of the Navy in the Hampton area all the way back to the Revolutionary War. Great historical perspective. Museum overlooks the water and is within walking distance of the MacArthur Memorial.

Thank P F B
New York City, New York
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The museum is located in the same building as Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin. When you enter the building, take the elevator to the 2nd floor to get to the museum; do not take the escalator as that leads to Nauticus. The museum is small but has many exhibits dedicated to naval history ranging from Revolutionary War times to modern... More 

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Miami, United States
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

There were lots of things To learn and see. Lots of detail on the CSA naval ships and sub chasers of WWII. Nice presentation on colonial navy vessels. Only one regret was it coul have used a bit more on the WWI battleships but overall, it was very good.

Thank Joseph M
Arcadia, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of information but not too big! Takes about an hour and half to go through. Very nice exhibits.

Thank cindyrobison
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Our family took a tour of this museum. We had children ages 4 - 12. They all enjoyed it. The kids enjoyed playing checkers and they have uniforms the kids can try on. It is small enough to not overwhelm children but informational enough for the older. This museum is free. If you want you can tour the battleship, USS... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great Museum on the 2nd floor of the Nauticus building. The artifacts are numerous and the ship models are very amazingly detailed. The exhibits are well rounded from colonial to modern day. The display on the C.S.S Alabama is great for all ages. They also have a great free magazine.

Thank Zephyr_Travel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Fascinating and there is something for everyone! All ages will get something out of this museum! We especially enjoyed seeing the display of the retrieved Monitor gun turret! You can spend an entire day inside and still not see it all! There are great films to watch and so many of the displays have great explanations of specific historic events... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This museum was filled with lots of memorabilia and interesting historical Navy information. There were also interactive exhibits for any little ones that my be traveling in your party. I was pleasantly surprised and ended up spending the majority of the day traveling through history in this museum (and the USS Wisconsin tour).

Thank kavris8307
Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Being a former sailor, this was a great museum to see before the USS Wisconsin. A lot of history, well presented. You would enjoy this!!!

Thank Thomas H

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