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Take a Virtual Tour of Fort Monroe’s Historic Landmarks. More >


Take a look at our calendar for a complete list of events. More >


The 400th anniversary of the first Africans to arrive in English North America. More >

Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center Now Open

Open 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Thursday, Friday & Saturday

The Visitor Center provides visitors with a point of arrival and orientation to the significant historical and recreational amenities of Fort Monroe. Through the adaptive reuse of an original Beaux Arts Style building, which was first built as a Library in 1909 by the Coast Artillery Schools, the Visitor Center complements the existing Casemate Museum also now open Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Center also features exhibits that include the First Arrival story and the Contraband Camp at Fort Monroe, which housed escaped slaves through the period of the Civil War.


Reflect on the Past
Embrace Change
Engage for the Future

Thank you to all who participated in the 401st annual commemoration for African Landing Day! In case you missed it, the program can be viewed virtually on Fort Monroe’s Youtube channel.

Continue to reflect on those who landed on the shores of Old Point Comfort in 1619 by taking part in the Community Quit. Using a medium/media of your choosing respond to the question, “What does freedom mean to me?” Share your “digital patch” by posting on your own Instagram or Facebook and tagging at #FortMonroe @fortmonroeatoldfortcomfort no later than October 31. We hope to capture the communities collective voice by “stitching” together responses into one large digital Community Quilt.

#AfricanLandingDay #Next400Years


at The Commanding General’s Residence & Garden

Special occasions call for gracious entertaining, and the perfect venue for your event is the historic Commanding General’s Residence & Garden at Fort Monroe.

Built in the early 20th century in the Classic Revival style, this stunning brick home, along with its spectacular garden, provides the perfect backdrop for special memories.


Restrictions on outdoor activities and building closures remain in effect until further notice.   

Areas of closures and suspended activities/amenities include:

  • All basketball courts and playground areas remain closed
  • All public tours are suspended.   

Continued closures and/or limited hours include:

  • Fort Monroe Authority Main Office
  • Fort Monroe Authority Leasing Office
  • Fort Monroe National Monument Headquarters
  • UPDATED: Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center and Casemate Museum open Thursday through Saturday 10 am - 3 pm.

These steps are being taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to protect public health as well as public safety and are in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines and orders.  Guests who choose to visit Fort Monroe during this time are encouraged to adhere to the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health. As services are also limited during this time, we urge visitors to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out (meaning bringing your own hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, and trash bags to take with you as you leave Fort Monroe). This will help keep Fort Monroe safe for all to enjoy.