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 Dungeon Door Fort Norfolk, Norfolk VA - Photo by Steven Forrest  Dungeon Window Fort Norfolk, Norfolk VA - Photo by Steven Forrest

Fort Norfolk Dungeon

Visitors passing through the main gate will see a small opening with bars to the right. This opening allowed sentries to keep an eye on prisoners locked up in a room commonly referred to today as the Dungeon. This small brick vaulted room is built into the rampart. Black Hole was a nickname given to dimly lit rooms or cells where soldiers under arrest were kept while awaiting court martial. In the earliest days of the fort, this room probably was a magazine for storing powder and shot.

 Inside Dungeon at Fort Norfolk, Norfolk VA - Photo by Steven Forrest

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