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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Remarkable Free Exhibit

Only the second floor is free. The rest of building is for paid entry into Battleship Wisconsin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harold H
Anaheim, California
Very nice. Free yet very much worth trip

Personnel at museum were disinterested in conversing and very unfriendly but museum was very... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
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1 Waterside Dr, Ste 248, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only the second floor is free. The rest of building is for paid entry into Battleship Wisconsin. This battleship is in same class as Battleship Iowa in Los Angeles. On this Thursday, there were wandering volunteers who provided information and answered questions. The museum obviously...More

Thank Harold H
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Personnel at museum were disinterested in conversing and very unfriendly but museum was very interesting. Good pictures and models. Worth your time

Thank camaga2016
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Located on the second floor of the Nauticus, you could easily spend an hour like two here following the history of Norfolk and Chesapeake Bay area, from the revolution to the current day. Here was the battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack, here was...More

Thank erinc681
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Outstanding naval museum especially on the importance and significant events that occurred in the area. The staff is so friendly and informative. Top notch.

Thank James C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

More maritime history in one place than expected. Not just Navy exhibits, all kinds of maritime artifacts, exhibits and history. Highly recommend this to anyone with a love for the seas.

Thank rowe37690
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Part of your paid admission to the Nauticus museum complex, this particular museum is on the second floor. Few people were there--almost too much information, but in fairness, Hampton Roads has seen a LOT of naval history. Well organized and well presented. I kept myself...More

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This little museum is squeezed into the second floor of the Nauticus right next to the entrance to the USS Wisconsin. It is just a few rooms where they squeeze in 200 years of nautical history. It is a lovely museum with lots of information...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Located on the second floor of Nauticus, there is no admission charge. Museum is fairly small, but has some great displays for local nautical history.

Thank BSinPNS
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We did the 2-hour cruise of the harbor, the museum, and the battleship. This can be an all day trip for the family. Educational and fun for all.

Thank Jocelyn C
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

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I do not remember seeing any strollers available for rent. I would recommend giving them a call to be sure!