Fort Monroe National Monument is open year-round for outdoor activities like walking and exploring the grounds from 5 am to Midnight. Many of the buildings are currently occupied by private residents, please respect the resident's privacy by not peering into windows or opening gates. Fort Monroe continues to expand public programming through the cooperation of many park partners. Check out the calendar for the latest information available.
Download a map of Fort Monroe National Monument.
Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center
The Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center is a collaboration between the Fort Monroe Authority, National Park Service, and City of Hampton. The visitor center is designed to be the welcome and visitor orientation space for Fort Monroe and the local community as well as provide interpretive exhibits, research, and archival resources. The 16,000-square foot building is an example of preservation and adaptive reuse of the Coast Artillery Command Library that originally built in 1909. Operating hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Holiday hours and closures may vary. Free timed enty tickets to visit the Casemate Museum may be obtained online, at the visitor center during a visit, or by calling 757-690-8181. Public accessible restrooms, drinking water, park store, passport cancellation stamps, Junior Ranger and B.A.R.K. Ranger program information are found here.
The Casemate Museum is operated by the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Fort Monroe Authority. Admission is free and a timed entry ticket is required. Free tickets are available online, at the visitor center during your visit, or by calling 757-690-8181. Operating hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm. Holiday hours and closures may vary. Guided tours for pre-formed groups of 10 or more (and school groups Grade 3 and above) are available with a fee of $3.00 per person, please allow a two-week notice when scheduling. Phone Number: 757-690-8181. Check out the Casemate Museum's Facebook page for up-to-date programming information.
Tourism and Recreation
The Fort Monroe Authority has additional tourism and recreation opportunities informationa available
Fort Monroe is part of the Virginia Bird and Wildlife Trail system.
Hampton Convention and Visitors Bureau
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