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Fort Monroe is a wonderful place to visit. If you are a history buff, nature lover or simply looking for a good meal, a day at Fort Monroe is unlike any other. At the Casemate Museum you can explore the history of the Fort, dating back to Captain Christopher Newport’s exploration of the Chesapeake Bay in 1607. If you want to be outdoors, you can enjoy a stroll along the beautiful nature trails or the beaches along the Bay. Fort Monroe is also home to a full-service marina and year-round fishing. Grab a bite to eat at one of the Historic Chamberlin’s waterfront dining options. Round out your day by catching one of the wonderful events at Fort Monroe, such as the summer concert series.


INTERACTIVE MAP

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CASEMATE MUSEUM

Come see the cell where Jefferson Davis was imprisoned after the Civil War and learn more about Major General Benjamin Butler’s Contraband of War decision which granted refuge to escaped slaves. Read More…


BEACHES

There are miles of pristine beaches at Fort Monroe. Surrounded by water on all sides, the Fort Monroe beaches are some of the best places in Hampton Roads to enjoy beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay. There is something for everyone Fort Monroe. Read More…


VISITOR SERVICES

Fort Monroe is open 24 hours a day year-round. Parks, Outlook Beach, Engineers Fishing Pier and the boardwalk are open sunrise to sunset. There are no fees for entry to Fort Monroe. Read More…

PICNIC AREAS

The picnic shelter at Fort Monroe is a great location for an intimate family lunch or larger function, providing an ideal setting for guests to enjoy themselves in a serene, natural environment. Read More…


RV PARK

With 19 campsites, 13 with full hookups, the Colonies RV and Travel Park is a great place to experience all Fort Monroe and the surrounding area have to offer.
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CHURCHES

Two historic churches located on site with regular religious services that are still conducted.
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RESTAURANTS

You’ll find fresh, local seafood and regional specialties as well as traditional favorites at Fort Monroe’s many fine restaurants. Read More…

FISHING PIER

Anglers of all skill levels can enjoy casting a line at the Engineers Fishing Pier adjacent to Continental Park on Fenwick Road. Open daily from sunrise to sunset, the pier is the only fishing location designated at Fort Monroe. Read More…


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


DIRECTIONS

  • Washington DC ~ 180 miles
  • Richmond ~ 80 miles
  • Williamsburg ~ 35 miles
  • Yorktown ~ 24 miles
  • Norfolk ~ 16 miles

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