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“A hidden treasure and it's free!”

Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Not a huge museum but very interesting and informative. Driving to it and driving around the inside of the fort is really cool. Was an active Army Post until 2011.

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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.

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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.

Thank Melissa L
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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.

Thank Brian E
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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.

Thank Mrs K
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