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Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum

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Address: 20 Bernard Rd, Ingalls Road, Hampton, VA 23651
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Excellent preservation effort

I was very impressed with the high level of detail and interactivity possible at this relatively young national park museum. It is excellently displayed through the time of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the high level of detail and interactivity possible at this relatively young national park museum. It is excellently displayed through the time of the whole base, mostly civil war, but also post-that into modern times. Access and parking are very easy and the national park guides are knowledgeable. Well done!

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in North Carolina for many years and travel to Hampton, VA occasionally but have never visited Fort Monroe until recently. It is a very interesting historical location. Fort Monroe was an important part of our American history and if you are in the area I highly recommend you visit. Within the fort are many old homes too... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great historical walking tour for entire family plus beautiful water views, Navy ships and submarines.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really well preserved historic fort on a recently decommissioned Army base. Great presentation of fort throughout history. Great view of harbor and mouth of the Chesapeake.

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worked for many years inside the fortress at Ft Monroe. The Casemate Museum is a wonderful small museum packed with local history. You can stand most anywhere in Tidewater Virginia, throw a stone in any direction and it will hit something historic, bounce off and hit something else historic. A wonder facility. We often had our military social occasions there.... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

people were nice and ready to tell you the story, it was really cool to see if you like history I'd go again

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

There are few forts like this left. This one is much easer to get to than Fort Sumter or Fort Jefferson.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Fort Monroe and its Casemate Museum are only a few minutes off of Interstate 64. If you need a break from your travels, this is a bit of our history that shouldn't be missed. The fort itself, museum and light house can be easily viewed/walked in approximately 2 hours, and the events that transpired at this location are fascinating. It's... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Cool museum in the casement of Fort Monroe tracing the history of the Fort from the beginning to the present. Great exhibits , including Jefferson Davis' cell, contraband, and military uniforms through the years.

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Huntsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

See Fort Monroe through the ages. From the time it was built through WWII. Little known factoid, it was designed by Lt Robert E. Lee (U.S. Army Engineer).

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