Fort Monroe

The Fort Monroe Authority is looking for a PR firm to provide communications and marketing services for the “Gibraltar of the Chesapeake,” located on the site that marked the beginning and ending of slavery in America.

Fort Monroe, in Hampton, VA, and 30 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg, was the third oldest US Army post in continuous service until it closed in as a military installation in 2011.

It was the landing point in 1619 for the first enslaved Africans to arrive in the Virginia colony and where three enslaved men escaped seeking freedom with the Union Army in 1861.

Fort Monroe is now a 561-acre site that is transitioning to a unique destination that features the Casement Museum, walking paths, biking, kayaking, three miles of beaches, a marina, dozens of businesses and more than 170 homes.

The Authority wants a partner to drive messaging to bring clarity to major initiatives such as the African Landing Memorial Project, National Center for Freedom, planning for the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution in 2026, and re-development of real estate projects.

The firm will handle public affairs, media relations, tracking, social meetings, educational outreach, sponsorships and special events.

The Authority plans to issue a contract that begins July 1 and runs through June 2023. There will be an option to renew for three additional one-year periods.

Proposals are due June 4. They go to:

Fort Monroe Authority
20 Ingalls Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Attn: Procurement Manager

Download RFP (PDF).