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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.


Aug
31
Wed
Special Event: Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the Paradise Ocean Club @ Paradise Ocean Club
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*

Benjamin Rous, Resident Conductor

John Stafford Smith / Smith Star-Spangled Banner

Hector Berlioz Le corsaire, op.21; Overture for Orchestra

Traditional The Wide Missouri (Shenandoah)

George Frideric Handel Water Music (Wassermusik), HWV 349
I. Overture
XII. Alla Hornpipe
Henry Mancini Moon River

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, op.35
1. The Sea and Sindbad’s Ship

—————— INTERMISSION ——————————

John Williams Suite from Jaws
The Shark Theme
Out to Sea and The Shark Cage Fugue

Richard Rodgers / Bennett South Pacific Symphony Scenario

James Hosay Rivers of the Chesapeake
The Elizabeth

Ted Ricketts / Ricketts Pirates of the Caribbean

Sep
2
Fri
Special Event: Campfire Talks at the Colonies RV and Travel Park @ Colonies RV and Travel Park
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

August 5, Marine Organisms of the Lower Chesapeake. Marine Scientists from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will share their research and knowledge of the unique marine life that surrounds Old Point Comfort. They will even bring some live specimens!

August 12, Shipwrecks and Rescues on the Virginia Coast. Kasey Zronek of the Old Coast Guard Station Museum in Virginia Beach will share stories of tragic shipwrecks and daring rescues.

August 19, Women Soldiers in the Civil War. Historians and reenactors Audrey Scanlan-Teller and Tracey McIntire will share fascinating true stories of women who disguised themselves as soldiers during the Civil War and explore what motivated them to fight alongside the men.

August 26, Night Skies at Fort Monroe. Join members of the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy Stargazers (VPAS) to learn about different tools used for Observational Astronomy and how to read and use a Skymap. If skies are clear, stay after to view some “deep-sky” celestial objects through a telescope!

September 2, Lighthouses, Buoys, and Beacons: Street signs of the High Seas, Instructors from the US Coast Guard’s National Aids to Navigation School will teach us about the Coast Guard’s mission to maintain our national network of navigational markers that keeps boaters safe.

Sep
24
Sat
Special Event: Southern Fried Festival featuring the Virginia Car Show
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sep
25
Sun
Special Event: Southern Fried Festival featuring the Virginia Car Show
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Oct
13
Thu
Public Meeting–Finance Committee Meeting @ Fort Monroe Authority Main Office
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct
15
Sat
Special Event: An Evening with the Madisons @ The Chamberlin
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, the President and Mrs. Madison request the pleasure of your company at a dinner celebration to be held in the Grand Dining Room of the historic Chamberlin located at Fort Monroe. Our guests of honor will recall the trying times of the War of 1812 and the inspiration that led to the construction of Fort Monroe. You will be captivated as the President and his First Lady share memories of the trying time of the War of 1812. An Evening with the Madisons! will be a 5-course reenactment dinner, complete with a historical themed menu featuring local 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.

Seating is limited. Tickets will be available online or by telephone beginning August 15, 2015. Visit www.fmauthority.com or call us at 757-788-3391 for more information.

For out of town guests, nearby lodging at the Residence Inn Newport News Airport is available at special rates. For more information about lodging please click here.

The Historic Chamberlin is located at 2 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651

This special event is hosted and sponsored by the Fort Monroe Foundation.

Tickets for this special event on sale now through October 7th. Ticket price for this very special event will be $75.00 per person inclusive of taxes and gratuities. A cash bar will be available. Dress is cocktail attire.

 

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Oct
20
Thu
Public Meeting–Board of Trustees Meeting @ Bay Breeze Conference Center
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
21
Fri
Special Event–Fort Monroe Ghost Walk @ Main Gate--Entrance to Fortress
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come and discover where history meets mystery! Learn the hidden secrets of Fort Monroe’s rich 400 year history during our guided ghost walks. Tours begin every 20 minutes from 6 to 9:30 pm and will last approximately 45 minutes. Tours are rain or shine. Please be advised that this is a walking tour and most of the areas of the tour are not handicapped accessible. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Call 757-690-8061 | 757-251-2752

Oct
22
Sat
Special Event–Fort Monroe Ghost Walk @ Main Gate--Entrance to Fortress
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come and discover where history meets mystery! Learn the hidden secrets of Fort Monroe’s rich 400 year history during our guided ghost walks. Tours begin every 20 minutes from 6 to 9:30 pm and will last approximately 45 minutes. Tours are rain or shine. Please be advised that this is a walking tour and most of the areas of the tour are not handicapped accessible. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Call 757-690-8061 | 757-251-2752

Dec
8
Thu
Public Meeting–Finance Committee Meeting @ Fort Monroe Authority Main Office
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm