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HELP FORT MONROE FOUNDATION GIVE BACK
On December 1, 2015, the Fort Monroe Foundation is participating in the National Day of Giving. This global effort, known as “Giving Tuesday,” is dedicated to giving back and sharing generosity. Charities, families, and businesses around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity. Your tax-deductible donation will provide the resources for new exhibits in the Casemate Museum, performances in Continental Park, and new interpretive programming throughout the year.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 during the Giving Tuesday campaign and your donation of $25, $50, $100, or more will directly support our efforts to achieve this goal.
Mistletoe Homes Tour
Saturday, December 12, 2015
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Walk through five historic Fort Monroe private residences, get an open house look at the Casemate Museum, the Chapel of the Centurion, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Chamberlin, the YMCA and view exteriors of other historic locations all dressed in traditional holiday splendor.
Tickets go on sale Monday, November 16, 2015.
Advance ticket sales are $20 each and can be purchased online, over the phone, or in person at the Fort Monroe Authority offices. Advance/online ticket sales end Friday December 11, 2015 at 5:00pm. Tickets will be sold on site for $25 beginning at 10:30am on December 12, 2015. All ticket sales are final and tours will be held rain or shine. Tickets can be used anytime between 11:00am and 5:00pm.
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.