Geocache Fort Monroe: Discovering
Rules for your Geocaching Adventure
The adventure that you are going on today will take you back in time to discover the origins of Fort Monroe and Old Point Comfort and some of the history of the Fort and the area.
So find your gps receiver and let's begin the adventure. Your coordinates are N 37.00254 W 076.30985.
Your first stop will take you to the location of the museum dedicated to the history of Fort Monroe.
To find your next stop The old cistern was on a map created in _ _ _ _. Place the 3rd number in the blanks to find your next stop N_7.00214 W076._ 11_1.
There were two forts on this site before Ft Monroe, what was the second fort's name?
How many four letter words, including proper names are there? Place the answer in the blanks N 37.00104 W 76.308_ _.
Fort Monroe and the land around it has played a key role in the history of Africans and their descendants over 400 years.
What was the first name of the first black child born in Hampton?
Count the letters in the title and add 12 to your count N 37.00115 W 76.307_ _.
Fort Monroe sits on a peninsula that is frequently battered by storms, it became a test site for sea wall construction techniques.
To determine your next stop, subtract 1730 from the year the first concrete seawall was built and fill in the blanks N 37.00_ _ _ W 076.30643.
Lighthouses have saved many sailors and lives from drowning and mayhem with their comforting beacon to guide the ships safely home.
What was the lighthouse used for during the War of 1812?
Subtract 5 from the number of sides of the lighthouse N _7.00_94 W 76._05_ _.
Lincoln visited Fort Monroe once during the Civil War and stayed here.
How many concrete steps are out front leading to the entrance? Add this to 26 and fill the blank N 37 .003_ _ W 076.30807.
What is the name of this house?
At the time this was the largest artillery piece produced during the civil war.
What name was it given?
Add the last two numbers from the back of the gun to 30710 N 37 .00275 W 076 .307_ _.
Across the street from this location you will see a series of stained glassed windows and a marker on the ground, what is the name of these windows?
Subtract 1057 from the year on the marker N 37 .00234 W 076 .30_ _ _.
Who lived across the street from this house? The answer is on a plaque on the wall.
Solve the Puzzle
Now it is time to solve the puzzle: