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 Carpenter Shop Fort Norfolk, Norfolk VA - Photo by Steven Forrest

Fort Norfolk Carpenter's Shop

This two-story 1810 builidng was described in 1824 as "containing two ground rooms for [a] carpenter's shop, and one upper room for a store room," and in 1860 as an "old store house in ruins." The Norfolk Historical Society restored the building in 1992 with a grant from the late Fairfax Mackie Berkley and now uses it as headquarters. The lower level houses historical artifacts, exhibits, and numerous books, and serves as a welcome center for visitors to Fort Norfolk. It is also home to a dollmaker's replica of Lemuel Fentress, a squatter discovered in the fort in the 1840s.

Visitor Information

Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM For Self Guided Tour. 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. Must show picture ID to gate guard at entrance building. Open Weekends for special events only.

Admission Cost: Free

Address: 810 Front Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Official Web site for more information: http://www.nao.usace.army.mil