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 Main Battery Fort Norfolk, Norfolk VA - Photo by Steven Forrest

Fort Norfolk Main Battery

Unlike most forts from the period before the War of 1812, Fort Norfolk was built with a distinctive semicircular battery and is the best surviving example of such a fort. The majority of the fort's 30 cannon were mounted on top of wooden platforms on this curved rampart, which guarded the entrance to the ports of Norfolk and Portsmouth.

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