One of our favorite places in Hampton Roads is Fort Monroe. We went over the weekend and had a great time, as per usual. If you are unfamiliar with the area, Fort Monroe is a pre-Civil War military installation that was decommissioned in 2011. My favorite part of the whole place is the Old Point Comfort Lighthouse, which is a bright white and seafoam green around the rails, and has a vivid red roof. Plus it is one of the oldest structures on the base, dating back all the way to 1803! Soooo I know you didn’t come here for random facts, so I’ll wrap up the history lesson.
Fort Monroe is so inviting because of the vibe. We’re not the type of people that are into energies and auras, but I have to say, this place has got both. And they’re good, for whatever it’s worth. It’s such a cool place to go because not only was it an important part of history, but it’s situated on the coastline of the Chesapeake Bay and offers a nice little strip of sandy beach.
You can easily get lost spending hours here exploring abandoned military buildings or just staring at the ocean. There are also some majorly beautiful homes. And who doesn’t love staring at gorgeous brick mansions and dreaming about what life would be like if they belonged to you?
Fort Monroe has this quiet about it. Like everyone who is there knows the history, and at the same time appreciates it. On any given evening, you can see people jogging the beach with their dog, or chatting with friends on the pier, or simply taking in the sights on a bench. It is a place that makes you want to be outside, be active, and be with people you love.
There are lots of parts of Fort Monroe I’m not going into like the museum, or the stunning Chamberlain community that is built on the outskirts of the base. I just wanted to tell you about our highlights. If you are in the area (or even if you aren’t) and are looking for something to do on a Saturday, grab your honey, your kids, or your dog and a glass of sweet tea and go check out Fort Monroe!