Explore This National Monument
Located at the tip of the Virginia Peninsula, Fort Monroe National Monument is a beautiful place to enjoy the day while learning about its history. Being a decommissioned military installation, it was completed in 1834 and has a museum, and some incredible beaches to you can check out. Here are a few things you can do in Fort Monroe. Look here for more about Virginia Beach, VA.
Tour the Museum
At the Casemate Museum, you get to see the room where the president of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davies, was held prisoner after the Civil War ended. You get the opportunity to learn about the military history of the fort, including things like its role in protecting runaway slaves. The museum is free and open to the public every day. Click here to read about Portsmouth Is A Nature Lover’s Paradise.
Have a Picnic
The grounds at Fort Monroe are ideal for picnics with their wide-open grassy areas. The setting is nothing short of breathtaking, and there’s even some room for the kids to play. There is also a large picnic shelter that can be reserved for events.
Enjoy the Beach
Fort Monroe provides for a great family outing with the pristine beach areas on the Chesapeake Bay. Outlook Beach is open to the public and has lifeguards on duty.