Fort Monroe is the third oldest continuously operating military installation in the United States. It is located on Old Point Comfort, the southeast tip of the Virginia Peninsula on the Chesapeake Bay. From the south, the installation neighbors the city of Hampton, the oldest continuous English speaking settlement in America.
More than 380 years ago, the third Fort to be erected in the English-speaking colonies of America was built on the site now occupied by Fort Monroe. Recognition of the military value of the site dates from its earliest exploration under the command of Captain Christopher Newport in 1607. Newport's
From north and west take Interstate 64 east and Exit 268 (Phoebus/Fort Monroe). From south and east take Interstate 64 west and Exit 268 (Phoebus/Fort Monroe). Turn on to Mallory Street toward Buckroe Beach. At Mellon Street turn right, continue on Mellon Street, once you cross the bridge you will
With structures dating back to 1802, Fort Monroe is the shining jewel set in the Virginia Peninsula. Fort Monroe (named for President J. D. Monroe) was established in 1819 as a safeguard for the Hampton Roads harbor, as well as a training ground for artillery officers. The fort also stood