We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

2 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3830
+1 757-393-8591
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Naval Memorabilia

While boating through on the ICW or staying in Portsmouth, it will be well worth your time to visit... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
George W
,
Easton, Maryland
Don't waste your time!

Tried to go on a Sunday. This place is under renovation so don't waste your time. There is nothing... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
132mollyw
,
Lafayette, Louisiana
via mobile
Read all 32 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
History museum displays a wide range of water craft, from pleasure to aircraft carriers, including artifacts related to the armed forces.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“civil war” (2 reviews)
“mary rose” (2 reviews)
“artifacts” (5 reviews)
Closed
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
LOCATION
2 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3830
CONTACT
Website
+1 757-393-8591
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
Reviews (32)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 4 December 2016

While boating through on the ICW or staying in Portsmouth, it will be well worth your time to visit this museum. One can even tie ones boat in the free boat basin just south of the museum - no services here.

Thank George W
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Tried to go on a Sunday. This place is under renovation so don't waste your time. There is nothing to do in Portsmouth and we walked all over town. Everything was closed except for a few restaurants. Wasted half a day and taking the ferry...More

Thank 132mollyw
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I use to walk here from Nana's house way back on Leckie St. My cousins and I could have given tours. They never charged to get in so we were here a lot. Then we'd walk (barefoot) to get a fountain coke. What a wealth...More

Thank nanagrace
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Be prepared to spend a full day here! We parked in the multi storey carpark, just a short walk from the Museum. We had to queue for about 30 mins to pay to get into the museum grounds but the weather was fine so no...More

Thank Sue00do
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

A fantastic presentation of Portsmouths history with probably two of histories most famous ships Victory and the enigmatic Mary Rose.The newly opened Mary Rose museum gives a fascinating insight into Henry Viii flagship with 4 floors of artifacts the part remains of the ship at...More

Thank RussM66
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We visited the Shipyard museum. This was awesome if you have a child that loves ships or interested in WWII artifacts. We also took a 2-hour boat tour showing us the harbor and it was narrated the entire boat trip.

Thank Ravena72
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This was a very informative museum about naval vessels. We chose the free tour. It was plenty long and informative. There is the tour of the USS Wisconsin which is a pay tour, there were plenty of folks taking that tour. It's well worth the...More

1  Thank lopeztim
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Excellent displays highlighting key events in American history that were shaped by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. All periods, from Revolutionary, thru Civil War and Modern have exhibits showing the importance of this site. Highly recommended for history, military and naval buffs.

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

We were warmly received by the museum staff & enjoyed our tour of the museum. Small in size but an excellent collection that is worth seeing.

Thank Peg B
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

What a dynamic museum that tells the compelling stories of the historic shipyard and Portsmouth. Great exhibits and informative programs. I highly recommend.

Thank Guy Enroute
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Still
232 reviews
.39 km away
The Bier Garden
389 reviews
.46 km away
cafe europa
124 reviews
.31 km away
The Coffee Shoppe
58 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Children's Museum of Virginia
238 reviews
.21 km away
Battleship Wisconsin
1,048 reviews
1.31 km away
Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery
43 reviews
.70 km away
Nauticus
775 reviews
1.32 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit