Casemate Museum

Within the fort is the Casemate Museum, which chronicles the military history of Fort Monroe from the construction of Fort Algernourne, the first defensive fortification at the site in 1609, through the last major command to be headquartered at Fort Monroe, the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. The museum features the room where Jefferson Davis was held briefly as prisoner following the American Civil War, highlights the 1861 “Contraband of War” decision that granted three enslaved men, and thousands who followed, sanctuary at Fort Monroe, earning it the nickname “Freedom’s Fortress.”

Special Exhibit–A Window In Time at Fort Monroe now through April 2, 2023

 The Chapel of the Centurion is significant for being both an historic monument and home to the most celebrated art of Fort Monroe.  A Window In Time offers a first hand experience to get up close to reproductions of the stained-glass windows found at the Chapel of the Centurion.  This exhibit will examine the process of restoring and manufacturing stained-glass, as well as the history, symbolism, and commemoration that the windows represent. 

On February 12 and again on March 12 at 1:30 pm, join us for a guided tour of the Chapel of the Centurion and the Casemate Museum to visit this new exhibit.  The tour will conclude with stained glass craft activity that the whole family can enjoy.  Free tickets may be reserved at Eventbrite here or pick up same day tickets at the Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center (please arrive no later than 1:20 pm for the tour).  Some walking will be required and accessibility accommodations can be easily arranged.  For more information call us at 757 690-8181 or email 


Fees & Passes

Admission to the Casemate Museum is free and self-guided. The Casemate Museum is now open to the public on Wednesday through Sunday 10 am – 4 pm and requires a FREE timed  entry-ticket that MUST be picked up at the Visitor & Education Center located at 30 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA.  

Call 757-788-3391 or email for reservations. 


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National Park Service

National Park Service Partner Site

Stop by the Visitor & Education Center located at 30 Ingalls Road to get your NPS Passport stamped or learn about the Fort Monroe National Monument Junior Ranger Program.

30 Ingalls Rd, Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Phone: (757) 690-8181

Hours: The Visitor & Education Center is open to the public Wed-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm. The Casemate Museum is open to the public Wed-Sun 10am-4pm and requires a FREE timed-entry ticket that MUST be picked up at the Visitor & Education Center, 30 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA.

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