Casemate Museum

The Casemate Museum is located in Fort Monroe, a military installation that was completed in 1834 to protect the Hampton Roads waterway from enemy attack. Held by Union forces during the Civil War, the fort is the largest stone fort in the United States. The Casemate Museum will bring Civil War history to life through a tour of the room where Confederate president Jefferson Davis was imprisoned after the war, exhibits about the history of US Army Coast Artillery Corps, and information highlighting controversial Major General Butler’s Contraband of War Decision. Groups should call to schedule a tour at least two weeks in advance.
 
Contact Info
Address: 20 Bernard Rd., Hampton, VA 23651. City of Hampton. Tel: 757-788-3391. Email: DNelson@fmauthority.com. Website: www.fmauthority.com/visit/casemate-museum. Hrs: Mon.-Sun. 10:30AM-4:30PM Memorial Day to Labor Day, Tues.-Sun. 10:30AM-4:30PM rest of year. 
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 3rd-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free/Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

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