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EVENT CALENDAR

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ANNUAL REPORT

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AN EVENING
WITH THE MADISONS!
Living History Reenactment Dinner

Join us October 15, 2016 at the Historic Chamberlin for a unique and festive meal with the President of the United States James Madison and his First Lady Dolley Madison.

Be captivated as our guests of honor recall the trying times of the War of 1812 and the inspiration that led to the construction of Fort Monroe, the largest stone fort in the United States. Breathtaking views are just the appetizer for a splendid meal of historically inspired regional cuisine and early 19th century entertainment. President Madison will be portrayed by renowned interpreter Bryan Austin of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and his wife Whitney, also of Colonial Williamsburg will portray Dolley Madison.

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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 WATERFRONT PARK

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.

To provide additional comments or questions, contact comments@fmauthority.com


 

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.