Historic Fort Norfolk reopens ahead of schedule

Norfolk District Public Affairs
Published May 9, 2014
Historic Fort Norfolk, Va.

Historic Fort Norfolk, Va.

FORT NORFOLK, Va. – Fort Norfolk reopened to the public today, four weeks ahead of schedule, after contractors replaced the roof on the circa-1855 magazine building here. 

Vista Construction, LLC, an 8a small business company based in Norfolk, removed and replaced the magazine building’s roof, which featured new eco-friendly synthetic sheets, an ice and water shield, new shingles and flashing, and new soffit and fascia boards. 

 “The level of cooperation and teamwork from the Norfolk District team – that made it all possible,” said Larry Dennif, Vista Construction, LLC operations manager.  

Norfolk District project manager Craig Jones said the repairs were part of Norfolk District’s continuing effort to preserve and maintain historic Fort Norfolk.  

The construction completed the final phase of several large repair efforts that began in 2010 to protect the fort. 

The fort is open to the public for free, unguided tours 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Visitors must have a valid federal or state-issued photo ID card to access the fort.