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Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum

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Address: 20 Bernard Rd, Ingalls Road, Hampton, VA 23651-1004
Phone Number: +1 757-788-3391
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Good Museum of the Fort

This museum does a good job of describing the history of the fort, why it was built, and what it has been used for over the years. It is laid out chronologically as you walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Grapeview, Washington
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Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum does a good job of describing the history of the fort, why it was built, and what it has been used for over the years. It is laid out chronologically as you walk through which helps to keep track of it's progress through the years. After touring the museum, we walked around the interior and along the top... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect, but left very pleased. A great deal of history is covered. I could have spent a lot more time reading all of the exhibits hidden in these fort walls.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were too late to tour the museum, which I am sure was awesome there is a park on the casement and the view was spectacular!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was our first visit to this area and we did not know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised to find this museum with its artifacts, weapons, and history. We visited during the later part of August so it was not crowded and we were able to see all the exhibits up close. It was amazing to read and... More 

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Hampton, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

the whole area of ft monroe, not just inside the moat is full of wonderful things to see. there is a tunnel that you can go thru the wall of the fort to the inside and the casemate museum which is full of information about the history of America's first region. if you go up on the walls of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Clean well-kept maintained grounds. A good piece of History. Unfortunately the museum was closed the day we visited, but the grounds were easy to walk and gave us a great perspective of how old forts were unused.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A walk back in history, learning about the times when Fort Monroe was a working Army Base. Really nice museum setting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Fort Monroe itself isn't much of an attraction. However, you can drive around the fort and also inside to view the moat, walls and guns. It doesn't have that "fort" atmosphere as most of the building in and around the fort are now residences for the most part. You sort of have to visualize what it might have looked like... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A real find easy in and out great history but never crowded access to things that other museums would make off limits or place behind glass great walk through of the original casemate excellent view a real must see you can do it all in about 1 hour or spend longer if you want

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Norfolk VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Been many times. Ft Monroe's history goes back 400 years from the Jamestown settlers, through the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI, WWII up to just a few years ago when the Army finally closed it down. A young Army Engineering Corps Cpt. Robert E. Lee, finished the construction of the Casemate Complex, Jefferson Davis was imprisoned here... More 

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