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


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Waterline Project

Fort Monroe Authority plans to replace 1940s-era water line. 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.


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.


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 remain closed
  • All public tours and programs are suspended.   

Continued closures and/or limited hours include:

  • Fort Monroe Authority Main Office
  • Fort Monroe Authority Leasing Office
  • Fort Monroe National Monument Headquarters
  • UPDATE:  Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center and Casemate Museum are closed effective Nov. 25 

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.