The facilities and environment at Fort Monroe National Monument reflect a wide range of settings from urban development spanning hundreds of years of construction to natural resource areas. We ask you to remember these safety suggestions while visiting Fort Monroe.
- Observe ground conditions while walking. Be aware of uneven or loose paved surfaces, tree roots, stumps, and other naturally occurring hazards.
- Please do not walk on the very top part of the fort walls. Often the grass is high in this area, making any trip hazards hard to see. Also the edge of the walls drops off very steeply towards the moat below.
- Use care when crossing streets and intersections and please use the crosswalks and crossing signals.
- be mindful that while some streets are marked One-Way vehicle and bicycle traffic may be approaching from an unexpected direction.
- Keep your car locked with valuables out of sight.
- Place all trash in provided bins or take it with you.
- Leave No Trace principles greatly reduce the impact on Fort Monroe and the surrounding areas. Please help us preserve the park features for future generations.
- Boarded up, fenced, or marked off limits areas should be observed at all times.