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Civil War

The Civil War is a significant chapter in Hampton's 400-year-old history. Historic military forts, the Battle of Big Bethel, the Peninsula Campaign, and the famous "Battle of the Ironclads," can be revisted here.The courage of three runaway slaves seeking their freedom and the declaration by Union Major General Benjamin Butlers that they were "contraband of war" and, therefore, not to be returned, still resonate today. Experience the sites where these happenings occurred and imagine the drama of the Civil War in a way you'll never forget. Visit sites marked by Civil War Trails interpretive signs.
Civil War

Fort Monroe Geocache

Are you game for a scavenger hunt of Fort Monroe? Simply download the puzzle, grab your GPS and begin at the Casemate Museum! Once you have the answer, redeem it for an award at the Hampton Visitor Center.

What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Rules for your Geocaching Adventure

  1. Each cache has a question, the information is in the area of where you are. Fill in the answers in the available squares. The letters in the color squares you will use in the final puzzle.
  2. Please stay on the sidewalks all of the finds are accessible from the sidewalk
  3. All caches are virtual caches on this course; please feel free to take plenty of pictures.
  4. At times it may appear that you are going in the wrong direction, look at the map and see where the roads lead.
  5. Fort Monroe was a functioning U.S. Army base until recently, there are a number of Bunkers, Batteries, and other Buildings that may contain hazardous materials, including asbestos. They may look interesting to explore, please don’t, unless it specifies visitors welcomed.
  6. Before crossing roads, check for traffic both ways.
  7. Have Fun.



Fort Monroe Geocache

Fort Monroe Geocache

Download the Fort Monroe Geocaching Course and start hunting!