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“Great history”

Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a must see for history buffs. This is the location where the Virginia harbour was guarded. The history will cover Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and Lee along with several wars. You can go down into the jail area and walk the halls of the casemate. Walk on top of the top, guided tours help you learn things about this country you have not known.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

I was very surprised by this museum, much more then I expected. We had a great time going through it and the history actually held the attention of the children

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Forget pirates and the like, the hidden treasure is the museum. See the cellt hat held Jefferson Davis in a Fort built by Robert E. Lee. Fort Monroe closed as a miliatry base in 2011 but is now in the process of becoming a National Monumnet/Park. It will be a few years but the museum is from when the Army was there and they gifted it to the base. Still open and still has a fine collection. 100% free.

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Read all the reviews on here and they are dead on with Fort Monroe. Simply great.
Plenty of parking, plenty of space, great small musuem. Great history lesson on the Civil War, union hold of the fort. Jefferson Davis prison room, with the original flag still in the cell. Very cool. The tour isn't too long nor to short. All that noted. You must ride around the fort for true story. The fort is now closed, but the sightlines of the beach, the surrounding is great. Many of the old housing has no trepassing signs on them. The front windows face a concrete battery from years past, while the back windows face the beach and bay.

I would reccommend searching and researching what will happen to fort monroe before going. At the moment it seems to be in a changing phase between preserving the past and a developer being able to make the acres and acres of land something that is a mesh of what was and what could be. History v. development. I sincerely hope in the future, whatever happens they get it right. It would be a tragic to get it wrong or to do nothing.

Thank WCU1
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

This is an amazing site. Not only is the history very important but the views are spectacular! After seeing the sites make time for a walk on the beach.

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