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Fort Huger

15080 Talcott Pl, Smithfield, VA 23430-5560
+1 757-357-2291
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Well Done, Well Manintained and Very Cool

Its a bit hidden and there's a walk to get there from the parking lot but well worth it. The path... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Doc R
Tampa, Florida
A quick side trip

We made an impromptu stop to visit the fort. The walk out to the fort site was beautiful. There are... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Robin C
Chesapeake, Virginia
via mobile
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15080 Talcott Pl, Smithfield, VA 23430-5560
+1 757-357-2291
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Its a bit hidden and there's a walk to get there from the parking lot but well worth it. The path to the fort is well maintained and wheelchair bound folks can get there with min help. Restoration and maintenance are well done and the...More

Thank Doc R
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We made an impromptu stop to visit the fort. The walk out to the fort site was beautiful. There are placards along the path, sharing tidbits of information which helped to set the stage for the actual fort. The earthen fort was fairly large and...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My husband decided to go it alone so myself and toddler stayed in the car. He came back, said it was nothing good to see. He took a lot of pictures for me, but yes, a lot of the signs were unreadable/ruined by weather maybe?...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The walk to the earthen works was quite lovely, passing through a nice wooded area. The fort itself was average for a temporary military encampment of its time. It is in need of new information placards.....they were all water stained so you could not read...More

Thank kimsatty
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...More

Thank Hockey_FanPA
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...More

Thank JJfrmme
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
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...More

Thank rca2011
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
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...More

Thank MissVA2006
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