The Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center is a collaboration between the Fort Monroe Authority, the National Park Service and City of Hampton. The Center is designed to welcome and orient visitors to Fort Monroe and the local community as well as provide interpretive exhibits, research, and archival resources. The 16,000 square foot building is the outcome of Fort Monroe’s preservation and adaptive reuse of the Coast Artillery Library that originally opened in 1909.
- Commissioned as a Legacy Project for the 2019 Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in English North America.
- Illustrates the impact made by the intersection of three cultures – American Indian, African, and European.
- Highlights the role of Fort Monroe as a refuge for Contraband during the Civil War.
The Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center is open Wednesday – Sunday. Pick up your timed entry ticket for the Casemate Museum at the front desk here at the Visitor and Education Center. For more information, details, and free museum tickets call 757 690-8181.