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Cape Henry Lighthouse

583 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23459
(757) 422-9421

Region: North End, Virginia Beach

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The Cape Henry Lighthouse stands near the "First Landing" site of the Jamestown settlers, and was authorized by George Washington and overseen by Alexander Hamilton. Completed in 1792, the construction of the Cape Henry Lighthouse was one of the first acts of the newly formed Federal government. The lighthouse was in active use for nearly a century before being replaced by a new cast iron lighthouse still standing nearby. It is one of the oldest surviving lighthouses in the United States.

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Tuesday July 23rd, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Due to flash flooding in the area, we have closed early. We apologize for any inconvenience. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow when we reopen our doors at 10:00! ... See MoreSee Less

Monday July 15th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

#didyouknow there are 206 steps inside the New Cape Henry Lighthouse? ... See MoreSee Less

#didyouknow there are 206 steps inside the New Cape Henry Lighthouse?

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Actually didn’t think we were allowed inside except active duty USCG! Thanks for beautiful photo!

Love that this old House was renovated.

Inside one of her sister lighthouses down the coast. Corrolla, NC.

Yes, we know, we were married at the top! 💕

That is 204 more that I cannot handle!!!!!

Yes I climbed them

I wanna count....

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Tuesday July 9th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Check out this awesome view of our lighthouse from New Cape Henry’s lantern room! #beforeandafter #dunerestorationproject ... See MoreSee Less

Check out this awesome view of our lighthouse from New Cape Henry’s lantern room! #beforeandafter #dunerestorationproject

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Wow that looks great, we haven't had the chance to come see it yet

Love Cape Henry.

Looks beautiful!! ❤️

Looks great

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Thursday July 4th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Have a safe and happy 4th of July! ... See MoreSee Less

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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Awful experience at the gate - the person was incredibly rude.

❤️ the Cape Henry Lighthouse and the amazing service men and women that serve our country at Fort Story

Sunday June 30th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

#Didyouknow that the New Cape Henry Lighthouse's First-order Fresnel Lens is the original that was placed inside during its construction in 1881? The light was automated in 1983 and it shines the letter "U" in Morse Code every 20 seconds. ... See MoreSee Less

#Didyouknow that the New Cape Henry Lighthouses First-order Fresnel Lens is the original that was placed inside during its construction in 1881? The light was automated in 1983 and it shines the letter U in Morse Code every 20 seconds.

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The U means unmanned

Wednesday June 26th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Monday morning the French and United States military met for the first time since 2006 to commemorate our nation's longest ally, France, and Admiral Comte de Grasse for his victory in the Battle of the Capes fought September 5, 1781. This decisive naval battle sealed the American victory during the Revolutionary War.RDML Charles Rock, commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, the French Consul General, Sailors from JEBLCFS and the French Frigate La Fayette, place a wreath at the Admiral De Grasse statue at Fort Story in honor of the Sept. 5, 1781 Battle of the Capes. To learn more about the battle visit: www.nps.gov/…/historyculture/battle-of-the-capes.htm ... See MoreSee Less

Monday morning the French and United States military met for the first time since 2006 to commemorate our nations longest ally, France, and Admiral Comte de Grasse for his victory in the Battle of the Capes fought September 5, 1781. This decisive naval battle sealed the American victory during the Revolutionary War.

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Wish I’d known.

Tuesday June 25th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

The dune vegetation at Cape Henry looked much different in 1940! ... See MoreSee Less

The dune vegetation at Cape Henry looked much different in 1940!

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Sharing!

The Army in WWII is responsible for most, if not all, the vegetation on the dunes. They were bare sand beforehand.

Friday June 14th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

We fly a unique flag at Cape Henry every day. Can you spot what makes our flag so special? #flagday ... See MoreSee Less

We fly a unique flag at Cape Henry every day. Can you spot what makes our flag so special? #flagday

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Yes! We fly the time period flag that would have been flown when the lighthouse was constructed!

Only has 13 stars ⭐️

A grand "OLD" flag!

Stars

Stars?

The stars of the 13 original colonies.

Steve Palmer 😊

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#didyouknow there are 206 steps inside the New Cape Henry Lighthouse?
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
The dune vegetation at Cape Henry looked much different in 1940!
We fly a unique flag at Cape Henry every day. Can you spot what makes our flag so special? #flagday
Today, we invite our city employees and first responders to climb the lighthouse free of charge. Make it a family day and learn about the icon in our city seal. We look forward to having you.
We are inviting Virginia Beach’s First Responders and City employees to climb the lighthouse for free on Saturday, June 8th. We applaud you for your courage and bravery during last Friday’s events. Bring your family and learn about the city symbol. We look forward to having you. #vbstrong #vblove
We are blessed to be the symbol of Virginia Beach and the thankful to be a part of an amazing community. Today, we shine our light on the city and all those affected by yesterday’s tragic events. #vbstrong
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