Casemate Museum

20 Bernard Rd., Fort Monroe, VA 23651 - United States




Free Everyday

The Casemate Museum is located within the walls of the largest masonry fort constructed in the United States. The museum chronicles over 400 years of history of Point Comfort and Fort Monroe where many decisions were made that impact the foundation and future of the United States. Housed inside the original casemates where several of the fort’s large guns remain in place, exhibits and dioramas explain the construction of the fort, what daily life was like through the ages and tell the stories of the many famous, and infamous, people who were here. The Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with last timed entry at 3:30pm and admission is free.

While visiting, guests are encouraged to explore the adjacent grounds of the museum and take a brochure-guided walking tour. For more information see:


Join the Fort Monroe Authority and the National Park Service on September 18th from 10AM – 4PM, in commemorating the 10-year
anniversary of the transfer of Fort Monroe from the Department of the Army to the Commonwealth of Virginia, in conjunction with Smithsonian Museum Day! Visitors can Experience America through family-friendly programming that will focus on the 188-year legacy of education that lives on at Fort Monroe.

Come and explore the Casemate Museum’s artifact and archival collections and hear how new interpretive perspectives are being explored. The day will include living history interpreters, interactive booths, and food vendors. Beginning at 1:00 p.m. there will be a special tribute to the past, present, and future with live music by the Training and Doctrine Command Band and a flag-raising over the ramparts.

We look forward to seeing you at Fort Monroe!

Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.