Operating Hours & Seasons

Park grounds are open from 5 am to Midnight Daily.

Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center

A great place to start your visit. Receive orientation to the site and stories of Fort Monroe through exhibits, park brochures, self-guided walking tour, Junior Ranger program, and Passport Cancellation Stamps.

Open 10 am - 3 pm - Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Closed Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25, and January 1.

Admission is free and the facility is wheelchair accessible.

Guided tours groups larger than six (6) are currently prohibited.
All children (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult. Face coverings are required for all visitors age six (6) and older.

Phone Number: 757-690-8181.

Casemate Museum

The Casemate Museum is operated by the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Fort Monroe Authority and chronicles the military history of Fort Monroe from the construction of Fort Algernourne, the first defensive fortification at the site in 1609, through the last major command to be headquartered at Fort Monroe, the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. The museum features the room where Jefferson Davis was held briefly as prisoner following the American Civil War, highlights the 1861 “Contraband of War” decision that granted three enslaved men, and thousands who followed, sanctuary at Fort Monroe, earning it the nickname “Freedom’s Fortress.”

Open 10 am - 3 pm - Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Closed Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25, and January 1.

Admission is free and the facility is wheelchair accessible.

Guided tours groups larger than six (6) are currently prohibited.
All children (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult. Face coverings are required for all visitors age six (6) and older.

Phone Number: 757-788-3391.


Fishing
Anglers of all skill levels can enjoy casting a line at the Engineer Wharf and the Finger Pier. Located on Fenwick Road adjacent to Continental Park and open daily from dawn to dusk, these are the only designated fishing locations at Fort Monroe.

A Virginia Saltwater Fishing License is required. A license can be purchased onsite at the Old Point Comfort Marina - Ship's Store, online at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, or by calling 866-721-6911.


Public and Private Beaches
There are miles of beaches at Fort Monroe. Surrounded by water on all sides, Fort Monroe's beaches offer some of the best locations in Hampton Roads to observe both sunrises and sunsets.

The only public beach with Lifeguards provided is Outlook Beach. Lifeguards are provided by the City of Hampton 7 days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day between the hours of 10 am until 6 pm. During this operational season dogs are not allowed on the beach between May 15 and September 15.

The Paradise Ocean Club offers memberships for private beach access, while still offering restaurant and meeting spaces to the general public.

Fort Monroe Community Center
Operated by the City of Hampton Parks and Recreation the Community Center offers annual memberships for access to gym, game room, and recreational sports facilities.

Tourism and Recreation
The Fort Monroe Authority has additional information on tourism and recreation opportunities at Fort Monroe.

Last updated: September 25, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

757-722-FORT (3678)

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