EXPLORE from HOME
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.LEARN MORE
Reflect on the Past
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.WATCH ON YOUTUBE MORE INFORMATION
HOST A CELEBRATION TO REMEMBER
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.RESERVE ONLINE NOW!