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EXPLORE HISTORIC HOMES DECORATED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Celebrate the season with a walking tour of four of Fort Monroe’s most beautiful, historic homes, decorated for the holidays. The Casemate Museum and The Chamberlin will also be hosting free open houses.
Date: December 13, 2014
Time: 11am – 5pm
$20 in advance | $25 the day of the event
SUPPORT FORT MONROE FOR GIVING TUESDAY
On December 2, 2014 the Fort Monroe Foundation is part of a global effort known as “Giving Tuesday.” Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 during the Giving Tuesday campaign by making a tax-deductible donation today. All donations made from now through December 2nd will count towards our goal.
Or mail your donation to:
Fort Monroe Foundation | Giving Tuesday Campaign | 151 Bernard Road | Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651
Thank you for helping to preserve Fort Monroe by making your donation to the Giving Tuesday campaign.
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.