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Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum

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Address: 20 Bernard Road, Ingalls Road, Hampton, VA 23651
Phone Number: 757-788-3391
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Very interesting museum with a lot of information of US history. One of only 2 bases ever built with a moat around it. Amazing view of the Chesapeake Bay and Norfolk harbors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Brussels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very interesting museum with a lot of information of US history. One of only 2 bases ever built with a moat around it. Amazing view of the Chesapeake Bay and Norfolk harbors surrounding Fort Monroe. a picturesque area, nearby is the point comfort lighthouse.

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Large variety of artifacts and historical notes. Worthwhile visit to see important history of this fort through almost 200 uears.

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Soke-on-Trent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited here while in Newport News, very nice place to visit, lovely houses and places to walk, very much enjoyed it. Jeff Davies was imprisoned here at the end of the civil war. Its a nice relaxing place to visit, free as well. Gets my vote

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This piece of history is a can't miss. Fort Monroe was an active base until a few years ago but this museum is a great place to experience our nation's history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It is an interesting place. Historic stories and things in this museum. We had an enjoyable trip here.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Free place to visit. small but decent gift shop. lots of history to learn about. the museum itself is ok. there are some other homes that are also historic but they dont allow access to them so thats kind of a bummer. theres the water front right there too so you can see boats and its pretty cool, we picnicked... More 

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The museum is a little hard to find, roads not well marked. But it is worth the effort to get there. Really neat museum in a converted fort, makes for interesting displays. This is where Jefferson Davis was held prisoner after the Civil War. The history here continues until 2011.

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Poquoson, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Interesting self paced and self guided tour. Visited with friends from England who found it interesting how life was during our Civil War.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is an excellent adventure and completely free! As you drive over the moat, through the old fort's stone walls, you will feel like you are traveling back through the centuries. This museum does not look like much from the outside, but it is well put together and like a book, covers can be deceiving. Again, you go back in... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It is a good place to take a day & ride through it or even take a walk around in it...but wear your walking shoes.This place is hug.They have playgrounds for the kids & picnic areas.Very clean.

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