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Preservation

With the designation of National Historic Monument comes added responsibility as well as heartfelt enthusiasm for the preservation of Fort Monroe. As stewards of Fort Monroe’s legacy, we dedicate our best efforts to the various aspects of maintenance, management and planning required to safeguard this important historical property.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Ensure historic preservation mission of the organization and promote stewardship across all program areas at Fort Monroe
  • Review proposed projects at Fort Monroe to evaluate impacts on historic properties and ensure compliance with Programmatic Agreement and related policies and procedures
  • Design and operate regulatory programs to develop and review plans for alterations within the NHL District
  • Environmental management
  • Develop the planning program for all heritage assets on site
  • Provide technical assistance and training on preservation technologies and procedures
  • Develop and manage the archives for the historic assets on site

National Register of Historic Places

Recent Additions to the National Register of Historic Places

Old Quarters #1, Building 17, and the Chapel of the Centurion are now individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is a part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources. See the links below to read the nomination applications for each building.

Project Review Information Exchange

Welcome to Project Review Information Exchange. This site provides a list of ongoing projects with the potential to affect historic resources at Fort Monroe and is designed to allow our stakeholders and public to review and comment on the proposed projects. The following list of projects have been reviewed by the FMA Historic Preservation staff for consistency with the Fort Monroe Design Standards and other governing documents.

Design Standards

The Design Standards, in two volumes, may be downloaded hereVolume One contains an overview of Fort Monroe’s historic context, significance, and resources; summaries of legally binding agreements for the property management, plans, and project review standards; Design Standards for Historic Properties; and Design Standards for New Construction. Volume Two contains the historic resources inventory.

The Design Standards are based upon accepted preservation standards and practices described in National Park Standards (NPS) publications and guidance documents, such as NPS Preservation Briefs and Preservation Tech Notes series, and other appropriate source materials including, for example, The Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes, Preservation Bulletin 36: Protecting Cultural Landscapes (Planning, Treatment, and Management of Historic Landscapes), and the Historic Fortification Preservation Handbook.

The Fort Monroe Historic Preservation Manual and Design Standards are specific to Fort Monroe, addressing the following:

  1. Treatment options for existing historic buildings, structures, objects, and landscapes
  2. Routine maintenance and repair activities
  3. Appropriate design, massing, height, scale, materials, location, spatial relationships, density, etc. for new construction and additions to existing buildings or structures within each Management Zone
  4. Significant historic viewsheds and cultural landscapes identified by the US Army in the viewsheds and landscapes reports
  5. Potential to affect archaeological sites resulting from proposed ground disturbing activities.

The Design Standards are referenced in Commonwealth legislation, NPS documents, and FMA leases. They will be referenced in these and future deeds, leases, and other legal documents governing Fort Monroe.