Monday–Sunday | 10:30 am — 4:30 pm May through September
Tuesday – Sunday | 10:30am – 4:30pm October through April
Free Guided Walking Tours: Daily | 11 am (May-August) The daily walking tours will explore themes of Fort Monroe, or African American Experience. Tours are free and begin at the Casemate Museum entrance.
20 Bernard Road
Here on our watery planet, no one knows the waters better than the sailor. Join Bob and Jeanne Zentz in a singing celebration of “The Sea, The Ship, and The Sailor,” exploring the creeks and rivers, bay and ocean of our beloved Chesapeake region. This “informance” features audience participation and the accompaniment of instruments favored by sailors such as the UKE, BANJO, and CONCERTINA!
The mission of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is to Save the Bay. Learn how important the Chesapeake Bay is to our region and the country and the various ways we can help restore it to full health, from easy things you can do at home, to getting involved politically.
Living history interpreter Willie Balderson portrays Anas Todkill, a soldier and carpenter of the Virginia Company who traveled with John Smith on his explorations of the Chesapeake region. Todkill is credited with co-writing portions of Smith’s accounts and his perspective provides a unique insight into colonial Virginia.
Living history interpreter Valerie Davis takes on the persona of Martha Ann Fields who escaped slavery with her 8 children and arrived at Fort Monroe in 1862. Listen to Mrs. Field’s stories of plantation life, her harrowing escape from slavery, and the successes of her children after the Civil War. One of her sons, James Apostles Fields went on to become a lawyer and state delegate; his house still stands in Newport News.
Learn about the grand resorts that once dominated the shores of Old Point Comfort and coexisted with the daily routines of an Army Post. Imagine you were a tourist of the era and find the answers to the questions: How would you get here? Where would you stay? How would you pass the time?
Lost then Found, Restoring the Last Streetcar of Hampton: Streetcar 390 was built in 1917 by the G.J. Brill Company of Philadelphia and last ran on Hampton’s tracks in 1946. The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Streetcar 390’s current home, has agreed to donate the streetcar to the City of Hampton if there is a commitment to restoration and display. A project committee of local residents has formed to uphold that commitment. Come hear project chair Greg Siegel talk about the project and history of Streetcar 390.
Author and anthropologist Chadra Pittman-Walke will explore historic sites of enslavement and emancipation. Learn about Wall Street, the Middle Passage, the Door of No Return and Freedom’s Fortress.
Marine mammals and sea turtles are majestic and mysterious. They are meant to spend their lives in the ocean, but sometimes they become stranded on the shore. For over 20 years, Virginia Aquarium’s award-winning Stranding response program, led by trained staff and volunteers, has responded to over 6,700 stranded marine mammals and sea turtles. They also rescue and rehabilitate live animals, investigate mortalities, and conduct research about stranded animals. Come learn about a day in the life of the stranding team!