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Explore Fort Monroe 

With over 400 years of history, Fort Monroe is a unique and diverse place to explore. Surrounded by water, the location has long been chosen by military forces as a strategic point from which to protect our country. Whether you are a nature lover, history buff or simply looking to enjoy a day at the beach, Fort Monroe is a fascinating piece of American history for the entire family to enjoy. 

Self-Guided Walking Tour

Leisurely explore 21 unique sites full of history, architecture, and nature on a self-guided tour of Fort Monroe. The downloadable walking tour will take around 90 minutes to complete and all sites identified on the map are within easy walking distance of each other.

Programs & Tours

Be guided through Fort Monroe’s historic Fort and learn more about the 400 year history. Find out what’s happening now!

Visitor & Education Center and Casemate Museum Tour 

Guided tours are available by request.  Please call to make arrangements.

More Experiences at Fort Monroe

Casemate Museum

Casemate Museum

Within the sanctuary of Fort Monroe lies the Casemate Museum, which chronicles the military history of “Freedom’s Fortress.” Free Entry. Self-Guided Tour.

Fort Monroe Beaches


Miles of pristine beaches at Fort Monroe

Old Point Comfort Marina - 37 North at Fort Monroe


When you sail or motor south to the sun and fun of Hampton Roads

Plan Your Visit to Fort Monroe Virginia

Walking & Biking

Get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and see historical and scenic views along the Fort Monroe Seawall Trail.

Eco Tourism

Eco Tourism

Whether you prefer paddling, bird watching or casting a line, our natural resources offer big adventures.

Continental Park

Continental Park

A lovely waterfront gazebo and plenty of open lawn to accommodate both a large or intimate guest list.

Commanding Generals Residence

The Commanding General’s Residence and Garden

A Spectacular Setting for a Memorable Event From wedding celebrations to retirement parties, and for every kind of special gathering in between, reserve The Commanding General’s Residence and Garden at Fort Monroe and enjoy

First African Landing 1619

1619 African Landing Memorial

This one-of-a-kind sculpture will commemorate a singular moment that reverberates through the fabric of more than 400 years of American history—the landing of the first Africans to the Virginia Colony

Fort Monroe Picnic Area

Picnic Areas

Great location for an intimate family lunch or larger function

Old Quarters #1

Building #1, Old Quarters

Served as the quarters used by Abraham Lincoln while planning the attack on Norfolk during the American Civil War.

The Chamberlin Hotel

The Chamberlin

Welcome home to The Chamberlin. The Independent Senior Living community boasts a fabulous waterfront location in Hampton’s beautiful Fort Monroe neighborhood. Conveniently located near the VA hospital overlooking the Chesapeake

Fort Monroe Theater

Fort Monroe Theatre

The Fort Monroe Theatre is temporarily closed as we begin planning for the renovation of this beautiful historic structure.  

Former Post Office & Customs House

Former Post Office and Customs House

The maximum capacity for events in the venue is thirty (30) people. The first floor of the Former Post Office and Customs House is fully ADA compliant. > Terms of