US Army’s Oldest Fort Shutting Gates Soon

July 15, 2008 at 2:45 am

Old Meets New - a USAF F-22 Raptor Soars Over Fort Monroe, Virginia

Old Meets New - a USAF F-22 Raptor Soars Over Fort Monroe, Virginia

This image of USAF’s newest fighter jet over the Army’s oldest post, Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, is available as a poster or framed art print from our own patriotic art gallery at

http://www.cafepress.com/TEAMultimedia/845080 Fort Monroe, in Hampton Virginia, is the oldest active duty US Army post in America. Fort Monroe will shut its gates in 2011.

So what is in store for the star-shaped casemate fort built in 1819, which played such a vital role in the American Civil War and the emancipation of slaves?

It will be turned over to the state of Virginia. But then what? 

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