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Fort Monroe Mistletoe Homes Tour

When:
December 12, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
2015-12-12T11:00:00+00:00
2015-12-12T17:00:00+00:00
Cost:
$20 in advance | $25 the day of the event

Explore Historic Holiday Homes

Celebrate the season with a walking tour of five of Fort Monroe’s most beautiful, historic homes, decorated for the holidays. The Casemate Museum, The Chamberlin, Fort Monroe YMCA, Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and the Chapel of the Centurion will also be hosting free open houses.


Ticket Information

Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets are available the day of the event for $25 at Building 83, 20 Ingalls Road.  


Day of Event

Parking
Free Parking is available in paved lots in the Historic District and on the street spaces along Ingalls Road. Additional parking is available in the Ingalls Extended Lot next to The Chamberlin, the Engineer Wharf Lot on Fenwick Road and in spaced adjacent to Battery Parrot and Outlook Beach, also on Fenwick Road.

Check In and Event Details
Start your tour at Building 83 located at 20 Ingalls Road. Here you will receive your ticket to tour the homes along with other event details.

Tickets are required to enter the five historic homes. Tours require some walking and will be rain or shine. Please be advised that these are private homes and not handicapped accessible. No food or drinks, strollers, pets, smoking, cell phone use or photography are allowed in the homes. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Historic Homes

Quarters 16A – 51 Bernard Road
Quarters 16 was constructed in 1875 and is one of the oldest buildings inside the fort.

Quarters 64 – 71 Fenwick Road
This building was constructed in 1934 by the Public Health Service as quarters for the officer in charge of the Quarantine Station.

The Chamberlin – 2 Fenwick Road
One of the residents of the Chamberlin will host visitors on a tour of their living quarters.

Quarters 125 – 73 Ingalls Road
This building was constructed as a residence in 1909, and is representative of a major building campaign from 1906-1911. It and others were erected to help accommodate the growing needs of the Coast Artillery School at Fort Monroe.

Quarters 101A – 55 Ingalls Road 

This building was designed by nationally known architect Paul J. Pelz, and is one of only a handful of architect-designed buildings on post.


Open House Locations

Casemate Museum – 20 Bernard Road
Located within the Fort’s walls, the Museum contains a chronological history of Old Point Comfort and Fort Monroe.

The Chamberlin – 2 Fenwick Road
Constructed in 1928, this building replaced the original 1896 Chamberlin Hotel, which was destroyed by a fire in 1920. Today, the Chamberlin is an active senior living community.

The Fort Monroe YMCA – 8 Ruckman Road. The YMCA will be open from 11:00 am through 5:00 pm. Enjoy a tour of this newly renovated fitness center.

The Chapel of the Centurion – 61 Bernard Road. Open for tours between the hours of 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm.

Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church – 7 Frank Lane. Open for tours between the hours of 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm.

Tickets are required to enter the five historic homes. Tours require some walking and will be rain or shine. Please be advised that these are private homes and not handicapped accessible. Advanced tickets must be redeemed at Building 83 at 20 Ingalls Road on the day of the event.