In the spring of 2012, the National Park Service began working on the first phase of planning to develop a Foundation Document that helps identify what is nationally significant about the monument.
In June, 2014, the National Park Service held two public previews of Part 1 of the Foundation Document. The public was invited to attend the previews or go to: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/fomrfoundation to view the document online.
September 9, 2011 - Governor of Virginia's letter of support to Secretary Salazar for the establishment of Fort Monroe National Monument in Hampton, Virginia.
April 30, 2012: Press Release - First public open house to be held at Fort Monroe.