Park Management

Created by Presidential Proclamation on November 1, 2011, Fort Monroe National Monument is one of the newer additions to the national park system. Fort Monroe was the third oldest United States Army post in continuous active service until its closure in September 2011. The majority of the Fort Monroe peninsula was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Fort Monroe National Monument park boundary of 325-acres includes historic fortifications and the North Beach area.

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: 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.

November 1, 2011: Watch and listen to this short video as President Obama signs the Proclamation. (4 minutes 39 seconds) Video Transcript.
April 30, 2012: Press Release - First public open house to be held at Fort Monroe.

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