ARTICLES AND BOOKS ABOUT FORT MONROE
Remarkable and important places often provide scholarly and artistic inspiration—Fort Monroe is no exception. Poets, historians, and novelists have been documenting the area’s rich history and unique stories for centuries.
Articles and Blogs
We’re dedicated to sharing the many stories that we discover here at Fort Monroe. Our Casemate Museum Historian will be sharing his findings here:
Fort Monroe and the Historic Visit of Lafayette Fort Monroe
Fort Monroe Remembers Simon Bernard
Visit Amazon.com for a list of books about Fort Monroe.
It’s said that the inspiration for Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “Annabel Lee” came from his time at Fort Monroe. Poe was stationed at Fort Monroe during his tenure in the military. He returned later in life to seek respite at the Hotel Hygeia, a tourist destination from 1822 to 1862.