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Special Event: National Park Service Campfire Talks–USS Monitor – Past, Present, and Future

July 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
It was March 9th, 1862, when a cheesebox on a raft fought right off the shores of Fort Monroe in the first battle where iron met iron. USS Monitor, the nation’s first ironclad, engaged the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia in the Battle of Hampton Roads in a valiant attempt to save the Union.

Join Shannon Ricles, education and outreach coordinator for Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, to learn about the Monitor, the battle, the sinking, the discovery, and how it became the first national marine sanctuary. Hear about the recovery expeditions to bring up some of the most iconic artifacts, learn how they are being conserved, and where you can view them today.

Details

Date:
July 8, 2022
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=2A5A257C-E3E6-04E2-43A800E482619654

Organizer

Park Ranger Aaron Firth
Phone:
757-679-0929
View Organizer Website

Venue

Shelter 5 Colonies RV and Travel Park
501 Fenwick Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651 United States
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Phone:
757-679-0929
View Venue Website

Groups of 10 or more people, please call us at 757 690-8181 or email us at visit@FortMonroe.org for group visit arrangements.