Fort Monroe

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We’re about to visit Fort Monroe – one of the most historic and strategic forts on the North American continent.

This walking tour will give you an insider’s look at Fort Monroe: known as “Freedom’s Fort”.

It is the largest stone fort in the United States. It’s been a place of refuge for thousands of fugitive slaves; a prison for rebel leaders; and an active military post.

In its history, this land has been occupied by Native Americans, British, French, Dutch and American soldiers. It's been visited by many celebrities. And it's hosted some of America’s greatest leaders -- both as triumphant commanders… and as defeated prisoners.

Once you are on post, please proceed to the Casemate Museum on Bernard Road and park in the visitor spaces. We’ll continue once you are parked and ready to explore on foot.