• Aerial View of Fort Monroe National Monument

    Fort Monroe

    National Monument Virginia

Park Management

About
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 will hold two public previews of Part 1 of the Foundation Document. The public is invited to attend one of the previews or may go to: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/fomrfoundation to view the document online. Check back soon for location, date, and time information on the preview meetings.




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.
 

Interested in working for the National Park Service? The website usajobs.gov is the best place to search for open vacancies within the federal government. Click here to see a vacancy announcement for a position advertised at neighboring Colonial National Historical Park.

Did You Know?

Fort Monroe Aerial View

Chief Black Hawk, a Sauk Indian was imprisoned at Fort Monroe in 1833 for attacking settlers in the upper Midwest. Lt. Jefferson Davis escorted him to the fort. Thirty-two years later, Davis, the former Confederate States President, was indicted for treason and imprisoned in Fort Monroe.