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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR LAFAYETTE DINNER
October 17 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
You are invited to spend an evening in honor of Marquis de Lafayette on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in the Grand Dining Room of the historic Hotel Chamberlin at Fort Monroe. Sights, sounds, and tastes will transport you back to the historic two-day visit of Lafayette to Fort Monroe in October 1824. Breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay are just the appetizer for a banquet of historically inspired regional cuisine. You will be captivated as our guest of honor, General Lafayette, recalls the glorious closing days of the American Revolution in Virginia and his special relationship to General George Washington.
Doors open at 6pm and the program begins at 6:30pm. A champagne toast is included with cash bar will be available. Dress is cocktail attire. Tickets selling fast, purchase yours today. For more details visit the event page.
FORT MONROE GHOST WALK
WHERE HISTORY MEETS MYSTERY
October 23 and 24 | 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets on sale September 28, 2015.
Join us for the 2nd Annual Fort Monroe Ghost Walk. Come and discover where history meets mystery! Learn the hidden secrets of Fort Monroe’s rich 400 year history during our guided ghost walks. Tours begin every 20 minutes from 6 to 9:30 pm and will last approximately 45 minutes. Tours are rain or shine.
Advance ticket price is $15.00 per person, $20.00 per person the night of the event. Limited number of tickets available each night at the door. See event page for more details or Purchase your tickets today!
AMERICAN HISTORY ABOUNDS AT FORT MONROE
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.
FORT MONROE MASTER PLAN APPROVED BY GOVERNOR
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.