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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

 Portsmouth Shipyard Museum, Portsmouth VA - Photo by Steven Forrest


The Gosport Shipyard founded in 1767 is now called the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Naval Shipyard Museum covers over 250 years history, including the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil war in Portsmouth and the shipyard. Many historic ships including the CHESAPEAKE, the CSS VIRGINIA , the TEXAS; and the world’s first aircraft carrier, the LANGLE were built or refitted at this shipyard.

Entrance to shipyard museum, Photo by Steven Forrest

Basic Information

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sundays
(Closed on Mondays).

Admission Cost: $
Students (under 18): $(discount)
Military Personnel (with active Military ID) Seniors (62 and over): $(discount)

Address: 2 High Street on the Portsmouth Waterfront.

Phone: (757) 393-8591

Web site for more information: www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com

Helpful Information

The Lightship museum and the Portsmouth Shipyard Museum are included in the same admission charge. Parking meters on are free on Sundays.