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Fort Huger

15080 Talcott Pl, Smithfield, VA 23430-5560
+1 757-357-2291
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Fort Huger

The walk to the earthen works was quite lovely, passing through a nice wooded area. The fort itself... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Newport News, Virginia
Typical fort!

We toured Fort Huger. It was your typical fort of the day. Yes it was nice to say we were there... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
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15080 Talcott Pl, Smithfield, VA 23430-5560
+1 757-357-2291
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Reviewed 2 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 27 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 12 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 4 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 2 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
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Fort Huger is not really a fort but a location where a fort once existed. If you like reading sign posts, this place is for you.

1  Thank magickayak
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

We visited Fort Huger today. We were the only people there. I wish we would have packed a lunch! Interesting Civil War fort and a US Navy boneyard is visible. The only problem we had was finding it because of road closures. Check their official...More

Thank 1kellydb
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Well worth the mile or so walk from the parking lot, good view of river in fall and winter. Reproduction fiberglass cannon command the waterway. Trail to river shore results in a view of the James River ghost fleet of inactive ships.

Thank bendewberry
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