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Take a Virtual Tour of Fort Monroe’s Historic Landmarks. More >
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Fort Monroe Authority plans to replace 1940s-era water line. More >
1619 FIRST AFRICAN LANDING MEMORIAL ART PROJECT
This one-of-a-kind sculpture will commemorate a singular moment that reverberates through the fabric of more than 400 years of American history—the landing of the first Africans to the Virginia Colony in English North America in August, 1619, here at Point Comfort. Collectively, this memorial and interpretive and education programs will provide an opportunity for national and international audiences to openly discuss together our past to foster a new understanding of our nation’s beginning.LEARN MORE
Walking Tour Guide
Leisurely explore 21 unique sites full of history, architecture, and nature on a self-guided tour of Fort Monroe. Beginning at the Casemate Museum, you’ll make your way to stops like Quarters No. 1, where President Abraham Lincoln stayed for four nights as he and others planned the attack on Norfolk during the American Civil War; to the Water Battery, which housed 42 cannons as part of the fort’s defenses. After you’ve enjoyed the sites, or even along the way, stop in for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants here at Fort Monroe.LEARN MORE
Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center Temporarily Closed
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 and is temporarily closed until further notice.
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
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!