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Craney Island Days at Fort Norfolk

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Historic Fort Norfolk

Historic Fort Norfolk (801 Front Street) will be open on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to commemorate the 206th anniversary of the Battle of Craney Island, which took place just offshore on June 22, 1813. American victory that day saved the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth from British invasion and occupation during the War of 1812. There will be military and civilian re-enactors, weapons demonstrations and guided tours.

The Fort will be open on Sunday, June 23 from noon until 4:00 PM for tours.

Sponsored by Norfolk Historical Society

FREE and open to the public. Photo ID required.


We welcome you to contact us!  The Norfolk Historical Society maintains space at Historic Fort Norfolk (c. 1810).  We are also available via mail, e-mail, and social media.


Fort Norfolk
810 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510


Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367

(757) 754-2004


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