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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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This museum is housed in the middle of the Nauticus, which, in my opinion, is good and bad. It's... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Suffern, New York
Navy's own Museum

Not only is this a free museum, it is maintained by the Navy. Wonderful exhibits. Every day they... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Craig H
Galena, Ohio
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1 Waterside Dr, Ste 248, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-322-2987
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This museum is housed in the middle of the Nauticus, which, in my opinion, is good and bad. It's good because it gets the exposure, but not good, because it's presented in a drier manner than the fun Nauticus museum. Unless you're coming to the...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Not only is this a free museum, it is maintained by the Navy. Wonderful exhibits. Every day they have official ceremonies on the Wisconsin (next door), and the staff let us know what was going on and how we could watch. Very impressive.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The HRNM is part of the Nauticus complex, but its a great stand alone museum visit because it does the entire HR Naval history and a great depiction of the capture of U-505.

Thank ktjmitchell
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This naval museum is on the second floor of the Nauticus Museum just outside the entrance to the USS Wisconsin. It is very worthwhile to view the exhibits and the staff at the entrance are helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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 8 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 30 April 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
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Matt L
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!