Photos: Exploring Downtown Portsmouth, Virginia

Exploring Downtown Portsmouth, VA

Lightship Portsmouth

A lightship is a vessel that act as a lighthouse to aid ships in navigation. The Lightship Portsmouth was built in 1915 and is now part of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum.

Portsmouth, Virginia Lightship

Hog Island Lighthouse Fresnel Lens

The 1852 Hog Island Lighthouse Fresnel lens in Downtown Portsmouth, Virginia. Originally located on the Eastern Shore of VA, the lens was preserved before the demolition of the lighthouse in 1948.

Fresnel Lighthouse Lens on the Portsmouth Seawall

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is one of the nation’s oldest and largest shipyards. Check out the museum at 2 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704 and take a journey through time.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum Virginia

Elizabeth River Ferry

If you’ve never taken the Elizabeth River Ferry to/from Norfolk and Portsmouth, I highly recommended it. The views of the Shipyards, tug boats, large vessels, and other watercraft are stunning. Hampton Roads is truly unique.

Elizabeth River Ferry Portsmouth, Virginia
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