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Fort Monroe Casemate Museum  
20 Bernard Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651
757-788-3391
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This active military installation was famed during the Civil War as the "Freedom Fort" by African Americans escaping from slavery. General Benjamin Butler, refusing to return runaway slaves, kept them as "Contrabands" of war, assuring their freedom. Fort Monroe's role in the Civil War is depicted at this museum which contains Confederate President Jefferson Davis' prison cell.

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Hampton Area Attractions

African American Heritage Sites
Fort Wool
Grandview Nature Preserve
Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
Virginia Air & Space Center
Cousteau Society, The
Bluebird Gap Farm
Hampton Carousel, The
St. George Brewing Co.

 

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