FORT MONROE, Va. (WAVY) – Tuesday morning, Fort Monroe took a big step toward becoming a national monument.
During a public ceremony, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a deed to transfer the land at Fort Monroe from the Commonwealth of Virginia over to the National Park Service.
“Fort Monroe is a rich historical site that helps tell the story of our Commonwealth and our country,” said Governor McAuliffe. “By transferring this land to the National Park Service, we are creating the opportunity to enhance this great asset so that we can preserve our history and leverage it to draw greater tourism revenue and economic activity to the Peninsula. I am thrilled to sign this deed and help begin the next chapter in the history of Fort Monroe.”
To learn more about Fort Monroe, visit http://www.nps.gov/fomr/index.htm.