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Its 400-plus years of rich history have made Fort Monroe a unique and diverse place to explore. Surrounded by water, the location has long been chosen by military forces as a strategic point from which to protect our country. Whether you are a nature lover, history buff or simply looking to enjoy a day at the beach, Fort Monroe is a fascinating piece of American history for you and your family to explore.


OUTDOORS & RECREATION

Fort Monroe is home to a multitude of outdoor activities. On this 565-acre property you’ll find beautiful nature trails, paths for walking, jogging and biking, miles of beaches and spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay. Read More…

HISTORIC SITES &
WALKING TOUR

As North America’s largest moat-encircled stone fortification, the best way to explore the fortress is by foot. Walk the ramparts and admire the Fort’s strategic location for defending Hampton Roads Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. Read More…

Download the Walking Tour Map