2019 Commemoration of the First African Landing

Join American Evolution, Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) and the National Park Service (NPS) for 3 days of music, tours, and the preview of the Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center’s new galleries that commemorate 400 years of African American history.

First African Landing Weekend will be held August 23-25 at Fort Monroe to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in English North America. Public events begin August 24 at 9:30 am with a commemoration ceremony and preview of the Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center. Stay for the rest of the day and enjoy cultural demonstrations, vendors, children’s activities and more in Continental Park. A healing ceremony will be held August 25.

Dominion Energy is the presenting partner of the Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center.

EVENT DETAILS


Event Type: Signature Events

Start Date: August 23, 2019

End Date: August 25, 2019

Time: 

Venue: Fort Monroe, Hampton

Hampton, Virginia 23651


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American Evolution events and programs include a series of extraordinary projects ranging from special exhibitions, documentary film, scholarly works, interpretive centers, and digital applications to reinforce 1619 history, commemoration themes and Virginia’s role in the creation of the United States and its ongoing leadership in education, tourism, and economic development