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Explore the Nautical, Naval And Natural wonders of our world. Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-664-1000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything naval. Plenty of interactive exhibits. With the added benefit of a battleship tied up next door in a beautiful setting. Not to be missed for children or adults.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CampAU
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were on a trip to Virginia and family members wanted to go to Norfolk, something I was only so, so about. But it turned out to be a terrific addition to our trip. Nauticus has a great lot to learn about the Navy and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pattyjo47
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a wonderful museum in a great location. There is a wealth of info on the Wisconsin and other nautical history. You can spend several hours here.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kimsatty
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our time here. Very informative, videos very interesting. Includes the Battleship Wisconsin which is huge! My husband took the in depth tour of the Battleship and loved it! Nauticus has some great gift shops and a nice snack bar. Everyone helpful. Spent several...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marsha H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Norfolk on a cruise ship, and berthed right in front of the Nauticus Museum, Since we are both history buffs, and were using a powerchair and scooter, we choose to do this interesting attraction. We were pleasantly surprised at the accessibility of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on a day trip to see all of Norfolk. The displays are informative and interesting to all ages. Access and services are excellent as the the view from its decks.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank horizonseeker2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Must for first time visitor to Norfolk - ticket includes USS Wisconsin and Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Upon entrance you take escalator to the 3rd floor to walk through the exhibits and artifacts in the Nauticus. There are some outside decks that to take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our Sunday afternoon touring the Nauticus and the adjoining battleship Wisconsin. You have to buy an admission ticket to Nauticus to tour the Wisconsin. They offer numerous discounts for active and retired military, teachers, fire fighters and police. This museum has so many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robertoisfun
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Its adjacent to the Wisconsin Battleship and a great place to take kids to learn about the ocean. Nauticus offers an extensive amount of interactive attractions which will keep everyone interested and involved during your visit. A slight twist a great place to visit on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

If you were interested in the Navy this is a great museums. The museum provides in depth and though history of Norfolk, shipping., and the Navy history here. The main feature of the museum is the battleship which is quite impressive and well-maintained. The museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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10 January 2019|
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Response from Sgroover26 | Reviewed this property |
We think older would enjoy as well. It’s such an historical place.
27 May 2018|
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Response from neenscrush | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of room, lots of ticket lines, lots of self/tour times. I don’t think it’s necessary to buy ahead. Enjoy!
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10 April 2017|
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Response from NauticusNorfolk | Property representative |
Hourly garage parking is available at Plume Street, Main Street or at several nearby City of Norfolk parking garages. Visit the City of Norfolk's Parking Department for more information. If you have any more questions... More