Fort Monroe is a wonderful place to visit. If you are a history buff, nature lover or simply looking for a good meal, a day at Fort Monroe is unlike any other. There is something here for everyone: fishing, walking, biking, kayaking, bird watching, sun bathing, swimming, boating, kite flying, picnicking, camping, learning about the history, taking a special tour or talking to an NPS Ranger. Visitors can also enjoy special events, tours and programs throughout the year such as the summer concert series in Continental Park and the fall Ghost Walks, to name a few.
Visitors should start at the Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center at 30 Ingalls Road. Pick up a map, a few brochures, and the self-led tour pamphlet…speak with one of our area experts at the information desk, spend some time in the interpretive galleries and make sure to pick up your free ticket to visit the Casemate Museum where you can learn about America’s largest stone fort in existence today. Pick up an NPS Junior Ranger and B.A.R.K. Ranger information as well as your Fort Monroe passport stamp. Don’t forget to ask about the wonderful eateries and other venues. From the visitor center walk across the moat bridge and enter the stone fort where 400+ years of history awaits you.
FORT MONROE VISITOR & EDUCATION CENTER and CASEMATE MUSEUM
The Visitor and Education Center (VEC) is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Casemate Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last ticketed entry is 3:30 p.m.), except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.
Admission to both buildings is free and self-guided, however you must pick up a ticket for entry to the museum at the Visitor and Education Center. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead or check the Fort Monroe website for changes or updates to the days/hours and for special events and programs.
For more information, call 757-690-8181
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The picnic shelter at Fort Monroe is a great location for an intimate family lunch or larger function, providing an ideal setting for guests to enjoy themselves in a serene, natural environment. Read More…
With 19 campsites, 13 with full hookups, the Colonies RV and Travel Park is a great place to experience all Fort Monroe and the surrounding area have to offer.
Two historic churches located on site with regular religious services that are still conducted.
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Anglers of all skill levels can enjoy casting a line at the Engineer Wharf adjacent to Continental Park on Fenwick Road. Open daily from sunrise to sunset, the pier is the only fishing location designated at Fort Monroe. Read More…
OUTDOORS & RECREATION
Fort Monroe is home to a multitude of outdoor activities. On this 565-acre property you’ll find beautiful nature trails, paths for walking, jogging and biking, miles of beaches and spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay. Read More…
HISTORIC SITES &
As North America’s largest moat-encircled stone fortification, the best way to explore the fortress is by foot. Walk the ramparts and admire the Fort’s strategic location for defending Hampton Roads Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. Read More…
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