Plan Your Visit
Fort Monroe National Monument is a new national park unit that will be open year-round for outdoor activities like walking and exploring the grounds. A full schedule of programming will take a few years and will be influenced by the public planning process, but look for limited programming to happen after several months. Most programming and facilities are currently operated through our partners.
Download a map of Fort Monroe National Monument.
Tourism and Recreation
Did You Know?
Hampton University can trace its existence to the American Missionary Association and Mary S. Peake, its first Black Teacher. Peake taught former slaves encamped for protection near Fort Monroe and had previously defied Virginia law to teach slaves to read and write.