Inspired by Fort Monroe in Hampton, not many locals know that this historical landmark actually resides on a spot of land called Old Point Comfort.
Beginning with Native Americans' use [for] years before the settling of Jamestown to its most recent mission as the US Army's Headquarters for Training and Doctrine Command until 2011, Old Point Comfort and Fort Monroe has influenced all aspects of our nation's history. [source: Fort Monroe Authority]
The 400 years old history of Old Point Comfort is fascinating, but the more recent military timeline alone is impressive, especially since great star-decorated generals have lived here and American presidents have visited! And while Fort Monroe is no longer an operational base, it is open to the public, making it a great spot for engagement sessions and weddings.