Supernova Ska Festival

Fort Monroe 20 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA

The largest ska event in the United States is taking Fort Monroe by storm! The Supernova Ska Festival began in 2014 and this year's festival will be the biggest yet, bringing in 36 bands from 9 different countries. This culturally-rich event was recently acclaimed by the Grammy Awards as one of the top 10 indie...

Annual Commemoration of the 1861 Contraband Decision

Fort Monroe 20 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA

Come out to the historic Chapel of the Centurion at Fort Monroe to commemorate the Contraband Decision, the first successful action by the United States Government which signaled the beginning of the end of slavery. Contraband Historical Society will bring together local “Contraband” descendants with a 3rd-great-grandson of Major General Benjamin Butler. Come hear more...

Free

Tidewater Striders Distance Series – 10 Mile & 15 Mile Races

Fort Monroe 20 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA

Event Overview:   10 Mile & 15 Mile. Saturday, January 28, 2023.  8:30AM start for everyone. Race day packet pickup will be at the Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stillwell Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651.  Start/finish line will be just a short walk away. Race Courses: January 28th, will be at Fort Monroe, Hampton VA 23651. ...

$55

1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing

Fort Monroe 20 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA

Friday, August 26 - Descendent Engagement Virtual Roundtable Dr. Elizabeth Chew Interim Chief Executive Officer of James Madison’s Montpelier and Jeannine Compton-Antoine of the St. Lucia National Trust will explore “Descendant Engagement and Remembrance in the Age of Climate Change – Connecting International Sites of Enslavement in the Critical Times” a collaboration supported by the...

Free

1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing

Fort Monroe 20 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA

Friday, August 26 - Descendent Engagement Virtual Roundtable Dr. Elizabeth Chew Interim Chief Executive Officer of James Madison’s Montpelier and Jeannine Compton-Antoine of the St. Lucia National Trust will explore “Descendant Engagement and Remembrance in the Age of Climate Change – Connecting International Sites of Enslavement in the Critical Times” a collaboration supported by the...

Free

1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing

Fort Monroe 20 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA

Friday, August 26 - Descendent Engagement Virtual Roundtable Dr. Elizabeth Chew Interim Chief Executive Officer of James Madison’s Montpelier and Jeannine Compton-Antoine of the St. Lucia National Trust will explore “Descendant Engagement and Remembrance in the Age of Climate Change – Connecting International Sites of Enslavement in the Critical Times” a collaboration supported by the...

Free

Special Event: Seeking Untold Stories: Researching African American Genealogy in Historic Records

Fort Monroe 20 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA

A discussion and evening of information about researching the genealogy surrounding African Americans. Winston Favor from the Mariners’ Museum will speak about his project finding Black Stories in museum collections, and there will be a video of Selma Stewart of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society speaking specifically about her knowledge of finding Contraband within...

Special Event: Contraband Commemoration Living History Walking Tours

Fort Monroe 20 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA

Living Historians will explore the legacy of events surrounding the “Contraband Decision” of 1861, the beginning of the end of slavery in the US. Join us to commemorate the 161st anniversary of this landmark decision and the impact on the development of the United States. Attendees will interact with historical figures such as United States...

Free

Holidays by the Bay at Fort Monroe

Fort Monroe 20 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA

Join us for an open house on Saturday, December 11, from 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the Commanding General’s Residence and Garden. Free and open to the public, we invite you to come and tour the Commanding General’s Residence adorned in holiday décor and then walk through the formal garden to enjoy a splendid...

Free

Hampton Streetcar 390 Open House and Fundraiser

Fort Monroe 20 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe, VA

View the restoration in progress of the Peninsula's last remaining streetcar. Speak to the dedicated volunteers bringing this iconic part of our region's past back to its former glory—and learn how you can get involved. 57 Patch Rd., Fort Monroe Free and open to the public.

Free