UPCOMING EVENTS AT FORT MONROE
Take a look at the list of upcoming events and you’re sure to find lots to do. From movie nights and lantern tours to seasonal concerts and sporting events, there’s something for everyone. Join us for one of the following events or host your own.
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Fort Monroe programs and events are presented through a collaboration of the United States Army, the Fort Monroe Authority, and the National Park Service. Events are subject to change without notice. All programs and events are free of charge, unless indicated otherwise. Some programs and events require pre-registration.
Join us for a fun day of kite flying and recreation at Fort Monroe. Kites are available for loan. Participants are encouraged to bring their own kite and water, etc.
Contraband Living History Walking Tours begin every 30 minutes from 11 am to 1 pm starting in Cannon Park near 3 Ruckman Road. Join us for a Living History Tour featuring vignettes and period attire while we create the atmosphere of the active American Civil War post of Fort Monroe. Tours will interpret the landmark “Contraband Decision” of 1861 and the beginning of the end of slavery in the United States. Free admission. Weather permitting.
A moving and thought-provoking Commemoration Ceremony will be at Cannon Park on Wednesday, May 24th, to recall the events that happened on this date 156 years earlier when three enslaved men, Frank Baker, James Townsend, and Sheppard Mallory took action seeking freedom behind Union lines at Fort Monroe. The ceremony will conclude with choral song and a candlelight procession and vigil. Weather permitting.
Our kickoff concert for the 2017 season. This evening’s performers will be the US Army Training and Doctrine Command Band–Concert Band. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be at the Fort Monroe Theatre.