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UPCOMING EVENTS AT FORT MONROE

Take a look at the list of upcoming events and you’re sure to find lots to do. From movie nights and lantern tours to seasonal concerts and sporting events, there’s something for everyone. Join us for one of the following events or host your own.

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Fort Monroe programs and events are presented through a collaboration of the United States Army, the Fort Monroe Authority, and the National Park Service. Events are subject to change without notice. All programs and events are free of charge, unless indicated otherwise. Some programs and events require pre-registration.


Mar
30
Sat
Special Event: Garrison Life at Fort Monroe: A Gathering of Steel for the Peninsula Campaign, 1862 @ Parade Ground near Quarters 1
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Garrison Life at Fort Monroe

Experience the sights and sounds of the American Civil War garrison and the gathering of steel of the Army of the Potomac at Fort Monroe at the start of the Peninsula Campaign in 1862. Events begin at 9 am on Saturday, March 30th with Morning Formation and marching to raise Morning Colors at the Flagstaff Bastion. See Soldiers train and drill on the Parade Ground! Black powder firing demonstrations throughout the weekend highlighting Artillery, Cavalry, and Infantry concluding at 3 pm on Sunday, March 31st with Retreat – Evening Colors. Other activities can include historical exhibits, doctors, embalmers, coffin makers, sutlers, civilians, ladies, generals, field music, and more.

Upholding the traditions of garrison life, join us on Sunday, March 31st at 10 am in the historic Chapel of the Centurion for a historically based “Church Call” (Sunday service.) The Chapel of the Centurion was built in 1858 and named for the Roman centurion Cornelius, the first reported to convert to Christianity. The importance of faith was significant to many service men at Fort Monroe during the Civil War.

Public parking – is available and visitors should follow direction signs to Outlook Beach Parking Lot for this event. An information booth will be available, nearby, outside East Gate for program details and daily schedule

Garrison Life at Fort Monroe: A Gathering of Steel for the Peninsula Campaign, 1862
Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm

Experience the sights and sounds of the American Civil War garrison of Fort Monroe as the forces of the United States and the Army of the Potomac assemble to strike out hoping to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. Events will focus on the civilian, military, and African American experience at Fort Monroe in 1862.

Mar
31
Sun
Special Event: Garrison Life at Fort Monroe: A Gathering of Steel for the Peninsula Campaign, 1862 @ Parade Ground near Quarters 1
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Garrison Life at Fort Monroe

Experience the sights and sounds of the American Civil War garrison and the gathering of steel of the Army of the Potomac at Fort Monroe at the start of the Peninsula Campaign in 1862. Events begin at 9 am on Saturday, March 30th with Morning Formation and marching to raise Morning Colors at the Flagstaff Bastion. See Soldiers train and drill on the Parade Ground! Black powder firing demonstrations throughout the weekend highlighting Artillery, Cavalry, and Infantry concluding at 3 pm on Sunday, March 31st with Retreat – Evening Colors. Other activities can include historical exhibits, doctors, embalmers, coffin makers, sutlers, civilians, ladies, generals, field music, and more.

Upholding the traditions of garrison life, join us on Sunday, March 31st at 10 am in the historic Chapel of the Centurion for a historically based “Church Call” (Sunday service.) The Chapel of the Centurion was built in 1858 and named for the Roman centurion Cornelius, the first reported to convert to Christianity. The importance of faith was significant to many service men at Fort Monroe during the Civil War.

Public parking – is available and visitors should follow direction signs to Outlook Beach Parking Lot for this event. An information booth will be available, nearby, outside East Gate for program details and daily schedule

Apr
11
Thu
Public Meeting–FMA Board of Trustees Finance Committee @ Building 83 Fort Monroe Authority Main Office
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr
17
Wed
Public Meeting–Board of Trustees Meeting Annual Retreat
Apr 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Meeting location and times — to be determined.

Apr
18
Thu
Special Event: Gospel Concert @ Fort Monroe Theatre
Apr 18 all-day

A night of traditional and old Negro Spirituals of the past.
Hosted by the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association.
Located in the Fort Monroe Theatre

Public Meeting–Board of Trustees Meeting Annual Retreat
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Meeting times and location — to be determined

Apr
21
Sun
Easter Sunrise Service–Chapel of the Centurion Service at Continental Park @ Continental Park
Apr 21 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

The Chapel of the Centurion
invites you to join us in worship as we
joyfully celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord!

Easter Sunrise Service – 6:30 AM on April 21, 2019
Continental Park, Fort Monroe, Virginia
Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay

And our regular services at the Chapel
inside the moat.
Episcopal – 8:30 AM
Interdenominational Church – 10:00 AM

Apr
27
Sat
Special Event: Junior Ranger and Instameet @ TBD
Apr 27 all-day

Celebrate National Park Week and find your park with a photo scavenger hunt. Kids can earn their Junior Ranger badge through guided exploration.

Apr
28
Sun
Special Event–Kite Day with the National Park Service @ Continental Park
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Let’s go fly a kite! This annual family friendly event encourages everyone to enjoy their parks, public lands, and nature while flying a kite in partnership with the Fort Monroe Authority and Jackite, Inc. A limited supply of kites are available for loan.