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Special Memories of a Special Time

My first and only son was born in the hospital on Ft. Monroe in 1963. My husband had just shipped out suddenly for Germany and I was left to transport myself from our apartment in Hampton to the fort hospital as I went into labor the next day after his leaving. Needless to say this left unforgettable memories of Ft. Monroe. That was one of the most enjoyable posts that we lived on in our 26 years of service and I am looking forward to again visiting Ft. Monroe this autumn.

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Effective immediately and in accordance with federal, state, and local orders, Fort Monroe is restricting access to certain outdoor amenities and activities. 


Areas of closures and suspended activities/amenities include:

  • Beaches—access will only be allowed for walking or exercising. 
    No sunbathing, swimming, or gathering in groups will be allowed.
  • All basketball courts and playground areas are now closed
  • Fishing piers at Engineer Wharf and Finger Pier are closed. 
  • All public programs and tours scheduled through June 10, 2020 are cancelled. 

Continued closures include:

  • Casemate Museum
  • Fort Monroe Authority Main Office
  • Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center
  • Fort Monroe Authority Leasing Office
  • Fort Monroe National Monument Headquarters
  • Old Point Comfort Marina


These steps are being taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to protect public health. Guests who choose to visit Fort Monroe during this time are encouraged to adhere to the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health. As services are also limited during this time, we also urge visitors to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out (meaning bringing your own hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, and trash bags to take with you as you leave Fort Monroe). This will help keep Fort Monroe safe for all to enjoy.