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400th Commemoration

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

6th Annual Ghost Walk

Friday, Oct. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 20
Rattling windows, late night footsteps, Civil War soldiers, bedside figures in the dark, broken grandfather clocks sounding in the dead of night and oddly coincidental fires – these are just a few of the encounters you will hear about during this year’s Fort Monroe Ghost Walk, Where History Meets Mystery. Join us October 18th – October 20th, 6:15pm – 9:15pm, for walking tours that explore some of the unexplainable phenomenon surrounding historic Fort Monroe. This year the tour will dive into the history and mystery of the buildings and grounds inside the stone Fortress.


Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center
Opening 2019

The Visitor Center will provide 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 will complement the existing Casemate Museum.

With visitor amenities, galleries, a gift shop, information desk, archives and multi-purpose space it will also feature 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. An August 2019 preview is planned.


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.



On February 9, 2016, the Fort Monroe Authority held a public forum to present the conceptual plans for a Waterfront Park at Fort Monroe. The plan consists of several individual park spaces along the Fort Monroe waterfront. These spaces will include sites such as Continental Park, the Kayak Launch Area, Outlook Beach, and the entrance to Fort Monroe.

View the PDF of the Waterfront Park presentation.

To provide additional comments or questions, contact



Preserve the Property, Tell the Stories and Make Fort Monroe Economically Sustainable
The Fort Monroe Authority is pleased to announce that the Governor of Virginia has approved the Master Plan developed for the 565-acres of Fort Monroe. The Master Plan focuses on a mixed use concept, combining adaptive reuse, new construction and open space. The plan features residential, retail/dining, hospitality, employment and institutional areas, along with enhanced public access to the waterfront and beach.

The final presentation, which was given to the Board of Directors on October 24, 2013, sets the design standards for all new construction on the property. “The final product is a milestone in the history of Fort Monroe and establishes a pattern for the future of the property,” said Glenn Oder, Executive Director of the Fort Monroe Authority. Throughout the two and a half years of development, there were three main goals guiding master planners Sasaki Associates – preserve the property, tell the stories of Fort Monroe and make Fort Monroe economically sustainable.

Click here to view the final presentation of the Master Plan.

Click here to read Governor McDonnell’s letter of approval.