Fort Wool in Hampton, Virginia

Hampton Roads Harbor
Hampton, VA 23666
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Hampton City
Phone: (800) 800-2202
Phone: (757) 727-1102

Construction of this island fortress was directed by Robert E. Lee. Dating to 1819, it played important roles in the Civil War and in both World Wars, bearing witness to the battle of the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia. The fort was also a favorite escape of Andrew Jackson. Although not accessible by car, it is featured and accessible during the Miss Hampton II Harbor tour. Private boats are welcome to dock from May-September: Mon-Sat. 9a.m.-5p.m.

Last Updated: 9/29/2011 10:11 AM
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