"Freedom's Fortress"

Fort Monroe National Monument has a diverse history spanning the American story from American Indian presence, Captain John Smith's journeys, first arrival of enslaved Africans in English North America, a safe haven for freedom seekers during the American Civil War, and a bastion of defense for the Chesapeake Bay through the 21st Century. Visit and witness the on-going preservation work in action. Read More

Stormy clouds loom over the Old Point Comfort Lighthouse.

Old Point Comfort Lighthouse

Built in 1802, the Old Point Comfort Lighthouse remains a beacon against darkness and foul weather for vessels entering Hampton Roads.

Last updated: October 4, 2018

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Mailing Address:

41 Bernard Road (Building #17, Lee's Quarters)
Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1001


757-722-FORT (3678)

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