CRN: The future of Fort Monroe

Steve Corneliussen is the vice president of Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park. Fort Monroe has been an Army base in Hampton Roads since shortly after the War of 1812. The long history and stunning natural beauty of the site are reasons Steve calls it aG,V “national treasure.” The Department of Defense has offered Fort Monroe to Virginia when the Army vacates the property in 2011. Corneliussen’s group would like to see the base transformed into a National Park rather than given over to private developers.


On this installment of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” with Coy Barefoot, Steve Corneliussen explains why his group takes issue with a plan currently endorsed by Governor Kaine to develop the land. The Civil War Preservation Trust has placed the Fort Monroe site on a list of the ten most endangered battlefields in America.