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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.


May
4
Sat
Special Event: Standing on the Shore @ Fort Monroe Theatre
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Beginning with the arrival of Africans on the shores of Old Point Comfort, this moving and reflective musical work uses drama, poetry, song, and dance to recount 400 years of the African American experience in North America. Presented by Goode Dance Academy at the
Fort Monroe Theatre.

May
27
Mon
Memorial Day and Flag Retirement Ceremony
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This annual ceremony in partnership with the Fort Monroe Authority, Colonies RV and Travel Park, and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America memorializes the men and women who have fallen in service to the United States and will highlight the honorable service of generations of African Americans. The ceremony will conclude with a retirement of worn, and unserviceable flags in the proper manner.

Jun
7
Fri
Campfire Talk Series: Introduction to Slavery @ The Colonies RV and Travel ParkPark, Shelter #5
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about our often complicated past with a primer on the practice of slavery in North America.

Jun
14
Fri
Campfire Talk Series: Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass @ The Colonies RV and Travel ParkPark, Shelter #5
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about our often complicated past with a primer on the practice of slavery in North America.

Jun
19
Wed
The 1st Annual Juneteenth “Junie” Awards Convention Honoring Protectors of Truth, Justice and Liberty
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fort Monroe 1619-1861: Enslaved to Freedom: Fort Monroe Theatre will be transformed into the set for a raucous political convention reminiscent of those made famous by 19th century suffragettes and abolitionists replete with signs, balloons and plenty of passion for their candidates and causes.

Jun
21
Fri
Campfire Talk Series: The American Civil War Era @ The Colonies RV and Travel ParkPark, Shelter #5
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

An era of complexity and struggle over the questions of slavery that resulted in a civil war that would impact everyone in the United States and bring the country to the brink of destruction and the end of slavery.

Jun
28
Fri
Campfire Talk Series: Reconstruction @ The Colonies RV and Travel ParkPark, Shelter #5
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The era after the American Civil War created new opportunities and hardships for African Americans. Explore the experiences faced in this new United States of America.

Jul
4
Thu
Fourth at the Fort: 4th of July Flag Ceremony
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This annual ceremony in partnership with the Fort Monroe Authority, Casemate Museum, and James Monroe Memorial Foundation observes the 188th anniversary of the 1831 death of President James Monroe. 2019 will honor the legacy and connections of “Freedom’s Fortress,” and explore the efforts to bridge the historical racial divide between communities in Virginia.

Fourth at the Fort
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This traditional Fort Monroe event includes live music, food vendors, family-friendly activities and a spectacular fireworks show launched from a platform in Mill Creek. Earlier in the day, visitors have use of the beaches, picnic areas, campground, fishing pier, waterfront restaurants and the craft brewery.

Jul
12
Fri
Campfire Talk Series: Dred Scott Decision @ The Colonies RV and Travel ParkPark, Shelter #5
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about Dred Scott and his unsuccessful efforts to sue for freedom that culminated in the United States Supreme Court case of Scott v. Sandford. Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes would state that this decision was the court’s “greatest self-inflicted wound.”