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“gotta love old forts”

Fort Monroe National Monument
Ranked #4 of 29 things to do in Hampton
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Durham, North Carolina
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1,408 reviews
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“gotta love old forts”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Fort Monroe sits on the southern tip of the Virginia Peninsula. It was decommissioned in 2011 with many of its functions sent to Fort Eustis. There are over 150 historic buildings inside the fort. Many of them were private residences for the service men. Now that the functions have been moved to Fort Eustis these beautiful single family homes and apartments are for rent to the public. How would you like to live inside a fort? The museum was closed the day we were there but we were able to drive around and park to walk around.

Visited March 2014
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Dousman, Wisconsin
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Truely a great place to see”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

For those history buffs, civil war buffs and anything naval, this is the place for you. So much interesting things to see ie The Lincoln House..for one. Do walk on the ramparts and check out the view of the Bay and the little pet cemetery up there. This was up until recently a working military base and it is really lovely to just walk around inside of it.

Visited April 2014
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Newport News, Virginia
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“Beautiful view, Patriotic surroundings!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Real Civil War history surrounds you at Ft. Monroe, in Hampton, Va!
Formerly a working military base, now there is open spaces to walk and enjoy the sites. The beautiful Chesapeake Bay can be seen from the boardwalk.

Visited May 2014
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Newport News, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Visit Historic Fort Monroe, Virginia”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Fort Monroe, Va recently was deactivated as a current era military post. The original fort, which was constructed under the guidance of then Lt. Robert E. Lee ( a young Army Engineer) is worth the time to visit. The Fort Monroe Casemate museum provides a look at living quarters, gun emplacements and interior construction of the fort. The fort is surrounded by a moat, and provides excellent protection to the Port of Hampton Roads. The Monitor and Merrimac engaged near Fort Monroe. For history buffs this is a must see location.

Visited January 2014
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“Great fun”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

The roads that go in and out of this Fort along with foot bridges make it a fun place to visit. The kids loved climbing to the top of the Fort and walking around. It also gives you great views of the ships coming in and out of the Bay.

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