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Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum

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Address: 20 Bernard Road, Ingalls Road, Hampton, VA 23651
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Worked In the Fortress

Worked for many years inside the fortress at Ft Monroe. The Casemate Museum is a wonderful small museum packed with local history. You can stand most anywhere in Tidewater... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michael L
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Hampton, Virginia
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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Worked for many years inside the fortress at Ft Monroe. The Casemate Museum is a wonderful small museum packed with local history. You can stand most anywhere in Tidewater Virginia, throw a stone in any direction and it will hit something historic, bounce off and hit something else historic. A wonder facility. We often had our military social occasions there.... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

people were nice and ready to tell you the story, it was really cool to see if you like history I'd go again

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are few forts like this left. This one is much easer to get to than Fort Sumter or Fort Jefferson.

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Thank Mike O
Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Monroe and its Casemate Museum are only a few minutes off of Interstate 64. If you need a break from your travels, this is a bit of our history that shouldn't be missed. The fort itself, museum and light house can be easily viewed/walked in approximately 2 hours, and the events that transpired at this location are fascinating. It's... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cool museum in the casement of Fort Monroe tracing the history of the Fort from the beginning to the present. Great exhibits , including Jefferson Davis' cell, contraband, and military uniforms through the years.

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Thank Bleu-I's K
Huntsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

See Fort Monroe through the ages. From the time it was built through WWII. Little known factoid, it was designed by Lt Robert E. Lee (U.S. Army Engineer).

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Thank brasidas6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Took 3 grandkids ages 3-8. The museum was fun and interesting especially for the adults. The walking tour was fun and helped the young kids expell some energy .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Very interesting historical place. Nice staff. Make sure you walk around the fort before you leave...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Ft. Monroe really takes you back in time. I had a nice walk to start all the way around the wall, since there were a bunch of elementary school kids in the museum when I arrived that I didn't want to tangle with. Once I got back to the museum, the kids had quietly moved into small little class groups... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

The Casemate Museum is a small little museum. It is free to enter. It's full of the history of FT Monroe, definitely a good place to visit for a person who enjoys history. After you finish, you can walk around the outside of the fort and enjoy beautiful views of the ocean!

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