Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe Visit

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Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe Visit

Reservations are no longer being accepted. Pick up a same-day FREE ticket to the museum at the Visitor & Education Center-30 Ingalls Rd.

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Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center 30 Ingalls Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651

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All visits begin at the Visitor & Education Center (VEC), 30 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA. The building opened in 2020 after an extensive historic preservation and renovation project. There are exhibits to explore and you can take in the view from the rooftop terrace. Staff at the VEC will greet you, orient you to Fort Monroe, give you your FREE ticket and direct you to the Casemate Museum entrance.

The Visitor & Education Center is open 9:30am to 4:30pm and the Casemate Museum is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with last timed entry at 3:30pm, Wednesday-Sunday. Both the Visitor & Education Center and the Casemate Museum are FREE of charge. There is ample parking in front of and behind the Visitor & Education Center. Accessible parking and entrances are behind the building.

The Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe is located within the walls of the largest masonry fort constructed in the United States. The museum chronicles over 400 years of history of Point Comfort and Fort Monroe where many decisions were made that impact the foundation and future of the United States. Housed inside the original casemates where several of the fort’s large guns remain in place, exhibits and dioramas explain the construction of the fort, what daily life was like through the ages and tell the stories of the many famous, and infamous, people who were here. There is also a Museum Shop inside the museum.

For more information call 757-690-8181, email Visit@FortMonroe.org --visit www.fortmonroe.org and www.nps.gov/fomr.