Event Name: SAVE THE DATE!
Title: Join us on April 12th from 1 to 3 pm for a FREE walking tour of Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA
Event Location: Meet at the parking lot across from the East Gate (Fenwick Road, Hampton, VA) at 1:00 pm. Map can be found HERE.
Event Description: No registration required!
Join us for a walking tour of Fort Monroe, led by John Crossen. Today, Fort Monroe is a mixture of state and federal ownership. Upon closure in 2011, the majority of the property reverted back to Commonwealth ownership, under the clauses of the original deed with Virginia. However, all property and land inside the moat, including the moat, became a National Monument under Federal National Park Service Control. Today we will be focusing our walking tour inside and around the moat and casemates and all grounds inside the casemates. We will also exit the Main Gate on foot and explore a portion of the town which grew up around the casemates. Attendees are free to continue walking around the town and grounds for as long as they like.
John is native of the Tidewater Region and grew up in Jamestown. He has a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in American History and Government and a Master of Arts in American History, with a Master's Thesis on Fort Monroe. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Old Dominion University, a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and a Juris Doctorate in Environmental and Regulatory Law. John was the United States Army ACSIM BRAC Fort Monroe Program Director from 2008 until final closure in 2012. John was also the Fort Monroe Environmental Director. In the final year of Fort Monroe John put on another hat as the Fort Monroe IMCOM Garrison Acting Deputy Garrison Commander. During his time at Fort Monroe, John and family utilized and often lived in the officer’s quarters next door to Robert E Lee's Quarters, inside the moat and casemates.
This is a FREE event, and lunch will not be provided. Please wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking outdoors, but will remain on walkways and roads. Bottled water will be provided, but feel free to bring your own water. Cameras are allowed and you are encouraged to take as many photos as you would like.