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Chapel of the Centurion

Ruckman Road - Hampton, VA 23651
757-788-3391

Chapel of the Centurion

Built in 1858, the chapel was the Army's oldest wooden structure in continuous use for religious service.  The Chapel is named after the Roman Centurion, Cornelius, who was brought to Christianity by Peter. Construction of the chapel began in 1856 and it was consecrated on May 3, 1858. It was designed by noted architect, Richard Upjohn, in the Carpenter Gothic style. The chapel was decommissioned by the U.S. Army on May 22, 2011.  The decommissioning was the first significant milestone in Fort Monroe’s transition to civilian control in accordance with Base Realignment and Closure.  Noted chapel displays include early American flags and the chapel’s stained-glass windows.

Highway exit:  I-264, Exit 268,; Mallory St to Mellen St., continue to Fort Monroe

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