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Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Hampton
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“nice”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

this was a nice bit of history. I enjoyed the visit with my children. we were a little rushed in that we were trying to cram to much into two days.

Visited July 2013
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Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome place!!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you like history, you need to visit this place. The best part is that it is free. Steeped in history, and the museum workers were very courteous and knowledgeable.

Visited July 2013
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Hampton, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“"it's in the history books"”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The U.S. Government recently closed Fort Monroe as part of their military base closures. Although, not an active working military installation, Fort Monroe still continues to be just as beautiful and historic as ever, that will never change. The Casemate Museum is where Jefferson Davis was held prisoner during the Civil War. The Museum is free and open to the public. The authentic surroundings of the Fort itself, which was built on a moat, add to the realism of the Casemate. Nothing fake about this, "it's in the history books". If you enjoy history, the Fort Monroe Casemate Museum, is an enjoyable way to live it.

Visited August 2012
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Hampton, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This little gem is now more accessible since Ft. Monroe was decommissioned. This museum depicts history found no where else in the area. There is the military story, but that is not all. The Casemate Museum also tells the story of "Freedom's Fortress" and how decisions made at the Fort within a Fort changed America forever. This historical area isn't as well known as others in the "Historic Triangle," but it should be.

Visited January 2013
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Hampton Va
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“US History on Display”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's great to learn about our history and the part Fort Monroe has played in the defense of our country. Very interesting guided tours. Since the Fort was decommissioned many entities have been working hard to make it something everyone shold see.

Visited March 2013
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