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Description - This active military installation was famed during the Civil War as the "Freedom Fort" by blacks escaping from slavery. General Benjamin Butler refusing to return runaway slaves, kept them as "Contrabands" of war, assuring their freedom. Confederate President Jefferson Davis' prison cell is located in the museum.

Recreation - This is an extremely busy area with lots to do. The Chesapeake Bay offers endless boating and fishing opportunities. Restaurant and shopping is abundant. there are close getaways, one being First Landing State Park. It is a historical park with an interesting ecology environment offering an educational center, trails, camping and cabins.

Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The eastern portion of the state has winter temperatures averaging above 36 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The eastern portion of Virginia generally experiences temperatures above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). High humidity along with warm temperatures can be uncomfortable.

Location - The National Historic Landmark is located in the Hampton Road area of Virginia on Bernard Road. Take Interstate south toward Virginia Beach. Before the Hampton Road Bridge Tunnel (a very busy area with traffic frequently stopped), take Rt. 258 east and follow it to the Landmark. The Landmark is immediately after you cross Mill Creek bridge.


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Contact Information:
Casemate Museum and Fort Monroe National Historic Landmark, P.O. Box 341 , Hampton, VA, 23651, Phone: 757-727-3391

Additional Information:
Tidewater, Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore Travel Region - Home to one of America's largest resort cities which has two state parks and a national wildlife area within its borders.
Virginia's HIstoric Sties -

Links:
First Landing State Park - Official agency Website

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