Calendar of Events 2018
Voices of Freedom: Civil War to Civil Rights
Fort Monroe Community Center, Saturday, February 10 at 4:30 pm
Civil War Encampment
Garrison Life Parade Ground, Saturday, March 24 from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday, March 25 from 10 am – 3 pm
A glimpse into garrison life at Fort Monroe during the American Civil War. Events can include: Infantry, Artillery and Cavalry drill, firing demos, raising/lowering flag, Pay Call, Church Call and more!
Easter Sunrise Service hosted by the Chapel of the Centurion
Continental Park, Sunday, April 1 at 6:30 am
Contraband Commemorative Event Series
- Freedom Concert – Continental Park, April TBD, 7 pm, (Weather Date: TBD)
- Living History Tours – Cannon Park, Saturday, May 5 from 11 am – 2 pm, Tours begin every 30 minutes. Living History tour explores the “Contraband Decision” and freedom seekers here at “Freedom’s Fortress.”
- Contraband Commemoration Ceremony – Cannon Park, Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 pm. Ceremony to commemorate the 1861 “Contraband Decision.”
Memorial Day/Flag Retirement Ceremony
Colonies RV and Travel Park, Monday, May 28 at 11:30 am
Memorial Day and flag retirement ceremony for used flags.
Casemate Museum Entrance. Daily, June 1 – September 3 at 11 am
Explore the park with a Ranger! Walking tours are free of charge.
Music by the Bay Summer Concert Series
Continental Park, Thursday nights, June 7 – August 30 at 7 pm
Weekly variety of musical acts, performers and military bands. No concert July 5th. Free admission.
Colonies RV and Travel Park, Friday nights, June 15 – August 31 at 7 pm
Free educational programs for all ages! New topics each week will highlight the natural, historical or cultural wonders found at Fort Monroe!
Fourth of July Flag Ceremony
Flagstaff Bastion, Wednesday, July 4 at 10 am
Flag ceremony observing the 4th of July and the anniversary of the 1831 death of President James Monroe.
Fourth at the Fort
North Gate Area, Wednesday, July 4 from 6 – 9:45 pm
Vendors, exhibit booths, activities and military bands create a festive celebration of the 4th of July ending with a fireworks display!
African Arrival Day
Continental Park, August TBD
Hampton Cup Regatta
Mill Creek September 29 & 30 (need to confirm dates)
Fort Monroe Ghost Walk
Main Gate, October 19 & 20, 6-10 pm
Discover where history meets mystery! The Fort Monroe Authority will host the annual guided Ghost Walks.
Veterans Day Ceremony
DeRussy/Church Field Saturday, November 10 at 9 am
Veterans Day observance followed by the installation of US flags.
Fort Monroe Tree Lighting Ceremony
Cannon Park, Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 pm
Annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at Cannon Park.
Fort Monroe Mistletoe Homes Tour
20 Ingalls Road, Saturday, December 8 from 11 am – 5 pm
Celebrate the season with a walking tour of Fort Monroe’s most beautiful, historic homes, decorated for the holidays.
Programs are subject to change. Outdoor programs are weather permitting.