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About

In its long history, Fort Monroe has witnessed some of our nation’s most significant events. Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay you can enjoy the panoramic waterfront views, nature trails, historic homes and buildings, restaurants and beaches. Today, through a partnership between the National Park Service, Fort Monroe Authority, City of Hampton and the United States Army, Fort Monroe is a wonderful place to live, work, play and learn.


FORT MONROE

For more than 400 years, the 565-acre point of land that includes Fort Monroe has served as a key defensive site at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Read More…

PRESS ROOM

Today, Fort Monroe remains a home and workplace to many people just as it was during its military service.  We offer a variety of media assistance to news media and organizations interested in filming, videotaping or taking still photography at Fort Monroe. Read More…


THE FORT MONROE AUTHORITY

The Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, created to preserve, protect, and manage Fort Monroe and Old Point Comfort after the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) closure in September 2011. The Authority is governed by a 12-member appointed Board of Trustees.
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WHO’S HERE

As Fort Monroe continues to transition from an Army base, more businesses are finding it the perfect place to set up shop. Visit this directory to learn what businesses are open at Fort Monroe. 
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DONATE

It’s a good feeling to give something back to a historical site like Fort Monroe where so great many Americans gave so much of themselves. Your thoughtful gift can help to ensure a bright future for this wonderful National Monument—and you can choose the way you’d like to donate. Read More…


FOR RESEARCHERS

Remarkable and important places often provide scholarly and artistic inspiration—Fort Monroe is no exception. Poets, historians, and novelists have been documenting the area’s rich history and unique stories for centuries. Read More…


WHAT’S GOING ON AT FORT MONROE

With the designation of National Historic Monument comes added responsibility as well as heartfelt enthusiasm for the preservation of Fort Monroe. Read More…