Fort Monroe - Hampton, VA, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Deweyz
N 37° 00.094 W 076° 18.519
18S E 383561 N 4095846
Old Civil War Fort & Museum within larger active (for a few more years) army fort.
Waymark Code: WM24DP
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 09/02/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 54

The first fort was built here in 1609 (burned down), the current was made by a Engineering Lt. Robert E. Lee in 1831-1834. Originally defended the Chesapeake Bay (it took 2 forts, one on each side of the mouth of the bay, to get sufficient distance of cannon fire to cover the opening), it is now a training, officer, and retirement facility.

Surrounded by a moat with a neat museum full of models and artifacts dating from early fort history to present.

Still an active Military Base, so as you enter let the guard know you intend to visit the Casemate Museum, show ID, & they will give you a day pass.

Look around the installation & enjoy your visit.
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1831 -- Current

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": US

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: Yes it was

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.

Current condition: Good. Mostly original, redone & filled with displays to show history.

This site is administered by ----: Government

If admission is charged -: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Restricted hours -Admission charged

Official or advertised web-page: [Web Link]

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": [Web Link]

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: Not listed

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