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400th Commemoration

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Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center
Opening 2020

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. The Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center will open in 2020.


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.


Fort Monroe Beaches will re-open as of May 29, 2020.  Other restrictions on outdoor activities and building closures remain in effect until further notice. 

Areas of closures and suspended activities/amenities include:

  • UPDATED:  Beaches—reopened on 5/29/2020   
    No tents, no clusters of umbrellas, no group sports, no alcohol, or gathering in groups of 10 or more people will be allowed. Please, no parking on the grass.  
  • All basketball courts and playground areas remain closed
  • UPDATED:  Fishing piers at Engineer Wharf and Finger Pier open 5/30/2020
  • All public programs and tours scheduled through June 10, 2020 are cancelled. 

Continued closures include:

  • Casemate Museum
  • Fort Monroe Authority Main Office
  • Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center
  • Fort Monroe Authority Leasing Office
  • Fort Monroe National Monument Headquarters
  • Old Point Comfort Marina

These steps are being taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to protect public health and are in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines.  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 also 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.