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Where History Meets Mystery

Thanks to everyone that purchased tickets for this weekend’s Fort Monroe Ghost Walk. There are a few remaining tickets for tonight and they can be purchased at the gate for $20 per person. Remaining tickets will be available for sale at 6 pm. Tours for Saturday, October 22nd are completely SOLD OUT. We can’t wait to see everyone! Thanks for your support of this event.


After centuries as one of the nation’s most strategic military locations, this remarkable area is now poised to grow as a sought-after destination for businesses, living and tourism. Beginning with evidence of early Native American use, Fort Monroe was originally explored by Captain Christopher Newport in 1607.  As the largest stone fort built in the United States, Fort Monroe has a significant presence throughout American history, from being part of Civil War-era freedom movement to serving as an important military resource during both World Wars.

On November 1, 2011, President Barack Obama signed an executive order granting national monument status to Fort Monroe. Today, Fort Monroe is open to the public and its myriad of historic buildings will be preserved and adaptively reused. From the beautiful natural landscape and rich historic past to exciting public events and programs, come visit to see all that Fort Monroe has to offer.


On February 9, 2016, the Fort Monroe Authority held a public forum to present the conceptual plans for a Waterfront Park at Fort Monroe. The plan consists of several individual park spaces along the Fort Monroe waterfront. These spaces will include sites such as Continental Park, the Kayak Launch Area, Outlook Beach, and the entrance to Fort Monroe.

View the PDF of the Waterfront Park presentation.

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Preserve the Property, Tell the Stories and Make Fort Monroe Economically Sustainable
The Fort Monroe Authority is pleased to announce that the Governor of Virginia has approved the Master Plan developed for the 565-acres of Fort Monroe. The Master Plan focuses on a mixed use concept, combining adaptive reuse, new construction and open space. The plan features residential, retail/dining, hospitality, employment and institutional areas, along with enhanced public access to the waterfront and beach.

The final presentation, which was given to the Board of Directors on October 24, 2013, sets the design standards for all new construction on the property. “The final product is a milestone in the history of Fort Monroe and establishes a pattern for the future of the property,” said Glenn Oder, Executive Director of the Fort Monroe Authority. Throughout the two and a half years of development, there were three main goals guiding master planners Sasaki Associates – preserve the property, tell the stories of Fort Monroe and make Fort Monroe economically sustainable.

Click here to view the final presentation of the Master Plan.

Click here to read Governor McDonnell’s letter of approval.