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 Cistern at Fort Norfolk, Norfolk VA - Photo by Steven Forrest

Fort Norfolk Cistern

The cistern, designed to hold 90,000 gallons of water, is constructed of masonry and was completed at the end of 1856. Access to the cistern is through a trap door in the floor of the cistern house, which was built after the Civil War. Originally, rainwater from the Navy Magazine's gutters fed directly into the cistern.

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