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Fort Norfolk

 Fort Norfolk, Norfolk VA - Photo by Steven Forrest

Fort Norfolk

Fort Norfolk is the only surviving masonry fort in Virginia from the War of 1812. The fort was first constructed when George Washington was president. The wall and many of the buildings were started in 1808 and completed in 1810. In the 1850s the Navy took over the fort and modified the fort and constructed the large magazine in the fort. The fort was used during the Civil War by the Confederate Army and the Union Army. The fort was later used by the Army Corp. of Engineers as office space. Now the fort has been partially restored.

1812 Militia by John Forrest

Basic Information

Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM For Self Guided Tour. Must show picture ID to gate guard at entrance building.

Norfolk Historic Society tours starting June 15 till October 1: Sunday Noon - 4:00 PM

Open other Weekends for special events only.

Admission Cost: Free

Address: 810 Front Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: (757) 625-1720

Web site for more information: Historic Fort Norfolk

Helpful Information

The buildings inside the fort are only open during special events. The self guided tour is only the outside of the buildings inside the fort. Free parking is available behind the guard house at the Entrance.