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Fort Norfolk

Category: Museums & Historic Homes


801 Front St
Norfolk, VA 23510

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Fort Norfolk is the last remaining of 19 coastal forts authorized by President George Washington in 1794.  It served the nation during the War of 1812 and American Civil War. The masonry walls and several buildings were constructed in 1810 in preparation for defense of the harbor during the War of 1812.  It has been called the best preserved War of 1812 site in America.  Admission is free and self-guided tours are allowed. Photo ID required.  Visit for more information.


Mon-Sun, 9am-4pm; Guided tours: Sun, Noon-4pm (mid-June through beginning of October)

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