• Aerial View of Fort Monroe National Monument

    Fort Monroe

    National Monument Virginia

For Kids

Sergeant Patches

 
 

WebRanger Activities...

Protect The Harbor
In Protect the Harbor, you'll see how a location is picked for a fort that is going to defend a harbor and see how good you are at choosing a place to put a fort. Where would you build a fort?
http://www.webrangers.us/activities/protectharbor/

Powder Monkey
In Powder Monkey, you'll learn what a powder monkey did and what it would be like to set sail in a Navy war ship in 1812!
http://www.webrangers.us/activities/powdermonkey/

 
Cast Your Vote!

President James Madison

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Cast Your Vote!

It is May 1812. America is once again on the brink of war with the British. What do you think of the issues? What have others decided? Cast your vote for or against declaring war on Great Britain in this interactive online activity. Click here to vote!

Did You Know?

Fort Monroe Aerial View

Robert E. Lee, a 24 year-old West Point-trained engineer, was posted to Fortress Monroe (1831-34) to complete construction of the fort. While stationed there, Lee married Mary Custis, great granddaughter of Martha Washington and the Lees’ first child, son Custis Lee, was born at the fort in 1832.