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NPS Event: Park After Dark: Night Skies at Fort Monroe

When:
November 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
2019-11-08T18:30:00-05:00
2019-11-08T23:30:00-05:00
Where:
Shelter #5, Colonies RV and Travel Park
501 Fenwick Rd
Hampton, VA 23651
USA
Contact:
Park Ranger Aaron Firth
7577223678

A folk song passed through generations, “Follow the Drinking Gourd” helped enslaved people escape to
freedom with directions hidden in the lyrics. A ranger program explores the song’s navigational clues followed
by a night sky viewing of some of the darkest skies on the Virginia Peninsula.

Program starts at 6:30pm, informal night sky viewing with members of the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy / Stargazers to follow. You are encouraged to bring your own binoculars, chairs, and red lights for this interactive experience.

Shelter #5
Colonies RV and Travel Park
501 Fenwick Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651