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The Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe

Fort Monroe, 20 Bernard Road, Hampton, VA 23651, USA

The Casemate Museum is located within the moat area of Fort Monroe, America's largest stone fort. The fort remained a major Union stronghold throughout the war, denying the Confederacy access to Norfolk and Richmond from the ocean. It was also the regional headquarters of the Freedman's Bureau and is the home of the Coast Artillery Corps. Exhibits include many Civil War artifacts and the cell of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, who was imprisoned here after the Civil War (1865-1867).


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From I-64 take exit 268 (Fort Monroe); turn left onto Mallory Street, then turn right onto Mellen Street and follow it into the fort; follow road signs to the museum.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, museum trails.

Regular Events

October, Halloween lantern tour; mid-December, Christmas lantern tour.

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Admission Fee



Tuesday-Sunday: 10:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.; Closed: major holidays.



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