Fort Monroe National Monument

Overview

Fort Monroe National Monument, a 19th century former Army post in Hampton, Virginia, spans the American story from the 17th to the 21st centuries: Captain John Smith's journeys, a haven of freedom for the enslaved during the Civil War, and a bastion of defense for the Chesapeake Bay.

Map

Activities

Seasonality / Weather

This mild four season climate means outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round. The weather in Fort Monroe is temperate and seasonal. The area is generally humid, especially during the summer months. Layered clothing is recommended in early spring, late fall and winter. Wear good walking shoes for year-round comfort. Insect repellent is recommended in spring and summer for mayflies, mosquitoes, chiggers and ticks.

Directions

Driving: 

Directions From Richmond:

Take I-64 East towards Norfolk/Williamsburg/Virginia Beach. Remain on I-64 until you reach Hampton, VA.

Take Exit 268 (169 East Mallory St/Ft. Monroe). NOTE: Last exit prior to entering the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.

Left at the light onto S Mallory St (0.1 mile)

Right at the 2d light onto E Mellen St. Continue approximately .6 miles until you cross over a small bridge prior to entering Ft. Monroe.

Directions From Virginia Beach/Norfolk:

Take I-64 West towards Richmond, VA. Remain on I-64 until you reach Hampton, VA.

Take Exit 268 (169 East Mallory St/Ft. Monroe). NOTE: First Exit after leaving the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.

Left at the light onto S Mallory St (0.1 mile).

Right at the next light onto E Mellen St. Continue approximately .6 miles until you cross over a small bridge prior to entering Ft. Monroe.

Flying: 

The park is located approximately 65 miles from Richmond International Airport.