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excellent visit

This exhibit is excellent, another great job by the NPS. Jefferson Davis was imprisoned here after... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pat L
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Freedom's Fortress

the museum operated by the national park service traces the history of fortifications from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ron C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This exhibit is excellent, another great job by the NPS. Jefferson Davis was imprisoned here after the Civil War, but there is much more to see. Little dicey coming through the narrow entrances and exits though!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the museum operated by the national park service traces the history of fortifications from the earliest English to modern period. The museum is free and self guided. The displays tell of the developement of coastal artillery and the important role of this site from the...More

2  Thank Ron C
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Interesting museum that is actually located in the former artillery emplacements that form the fort's walls. This used to be living quarters at one time also. Deals with the history of the fort

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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

At first it looks like you have to walk around even though you can see a traffic light at the entrance we were not sure. You have to drive around because the place is so big. I was in a wheelchair but we got around...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2018

I have visited this museum at least 20 times over several years and continue to return on a regular basis. The Ft Monroe Authority has made many improvements to the museum and are constantly upgrading the displays. This is a key Civil War site and...More

1  Thank Bob P
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Fort Monroe and The Casemate Museum are a wonderful walk through the past in the present. We grew up near Ft. Monroe, visit it frequently, touring around the island and through the moat, the historical site fills one with awe that so much history was...More

Thank 181dianah
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Perfect place to ride... Been in the area for a while and finally made time to take a cruise and check this place out. There is a beach on Fort Monroe as well, but you need and ID card to access. We walked up on...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this awesome site. Got to see where Jeff Davis was imprisoned. Site was well maintained

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

My wife and I visited this museum to finish off a day spent at another attraction. We spent between one and two hours indoors at the museum. We thought it was interesting. We spent a little time walking on the grass ramparts. The nearby beaches...More

Thank mtrodgers99
Reviewed September 9, 2018

LOVED this stop! We loved just driving IN to this fort. People actually LIVE IN the fort! The Casemate museum is fantastic and well done. We walked up on top of the fort and around the town. The visitor center for passport cancellation is IN...More

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Response from Mrs-Mr-Wiggles | Reviewed this property |
properly papered service dogs cannot be refused. regular fur babies and emotional support animals are not allowed inside the museum.
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