Committed to preserving the diverse history of the Norfolk, Virginia area.
Louis L. Guy History Series
Known as the “Gibraltar of the Chesapeake,” Fort Monroe is an impressive example of military engineering. Its site was recognized as an important strategic defense location by the earliest English settlers in Virginia, who built a wooden fort there in 1609. Today, the 63-acre Fort Monroe is the largest masonry fort in America. Please join us in January, when Robert Kelly, Fort Monroe Casemate Museum Historian, tells us more about the history of the fort’s design and construction, and the archival sleuthing that has uncovered previously unknown information about the fort and its casemates.
FREE and open to the public.
Location:Fort Norfolk810 Front StreetNorfolk, VA 23508
Norfolk Historical SocietyP.O. Box 6367Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367