Town Point Park
Transformed at the turn of the 20th century into what's now eight acres of peaceful outdoor space in the heart of downtown Norfolk.
This 120,000-foot nature, history and science center was designed to explore the many powers of the sea through hands-on exhibits, movies and ship simulations. The USS Wisconsin is now docked here serving as a museum.
This facility is the east coast headquarters for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA gathers data on oceans, atmosphere, space and the sun, and produces navigational charts for oceans, rivers, bays and sounds.
Old Fort Norfolk
Built under orders of George Washington in 1794, the fort stood ready to defend Norfolk in the War of 1812 but was never needed because the British turned back before they reached the city. It is now home of the Army corps of Engineers.
Norfolk Southern Coal Terminals
Home of the world's largest Coal Pier, this terminal can load up to 8,000 tons of coal per hour.
This is the East Coast site where soldiers shipped out to fight in the European Theater during World War II.
Norfolk Naval Base/Atlantic Fleet
Established in 1917, it is the world's largest naval base and home port for the Atlantic Fleet with over 125 ships including aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines.
Monitor/Merrimac Battle Site
In March of 1862 the first two ironclad warships met in the Battle of Hampton Roads during the Civil War. The battle changed ship designs around the world as wooden fleets were converted to ironclad vessels.
Hampton Roads Harbor
Featuring the largest port complex in the United States, this majestic harbor was originally called "Earl of Southhampton's Roadsted" by the British.
Portsmouth Marine Terminal
A cargo company featuring giant Passaco cranes and over 100 acres of berthing facilities.
Named by Jamestown colonists in the early 1600s the river is believed to have been first explored by Captain John Smith. Some of America's earliest shipbuilding and repair facilities began here over 350 years ago.
Portsmouth Naval Hospital
It's the nation's oldest continuously operating hospital and was constructed in 1827 on the site of an abandoned British defense post. Recent expansions have made it the largest military medical facility in the world.
Georgetown University is a private research university in
Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher
education in the United States.