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Special Event: Seeking Freedom’s Fortress Day

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Start your visit at the Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center and hear the stories of Shepard Mallory, Frank Baker, and James Townsend—three enslaved men who sought freedom at Union-held Fort Monroe. There will be living history interpretations, cooking demonstrations, self-guided walking tours throughout the day—all sharing stories of the many freedom seekers who sought refuge here at Freedom’s Fortress.  Community organizations and several local historic sites and museums will also be at Fort Monroe on Saturday including the Contraband Historical Society, Casemate Museum, Hampton History Museum, Mariners Museum, Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation, Hampton University Museum, and Fort Monroe National Monument.  Admission is free.

Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Phyllis Terrell
Phone:
(757) 251-2754
Email:
PTERRELL@FORTMONROE.ORG

Venue

Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center
30 Ingalls Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651 United States
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Phone:
757 690-8181

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