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The Construction of Fort Monroe: An Archival Investigation

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Theatre

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. 

We welcome you to contact us!  The Norfolk Historical Society maintains space at Historic Fort Norfolk (c. 1810).  We are also available via mail, e-mail, and social media.


Fort Norfolk
810 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510


Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367

(757) 754-2004


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