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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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We hope you're all getting some much-needed beach time this weekend!
Did you miss Lea Lane’s talk on the Treasures of Preservation Virginia? The marine mechanical clock used in the New Cape Henry Lighthouse, which was ordered from the Chelsea Clock Company of Massachusetts, was featured during Lea’s webinar. Check it out on Preservation Virginia’s website at https://preservationvirginia.org/resources/videos/ and view it in person the next time you visit us!
Come join our team! The Cape Henry Lighthouse is currently accepting applications for part-time historic interpreters. Please visit Preservation Virginia's website at https://preservationvirginia.org/about/jobs-internships to learn more about the position.
What's better than gorgeous photos of the Cape Henry Lighthouse? Pictures of the lighthouse inspired by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Signac, Wassily Kandinsky, Andy Warhol, and Edvard Munch. Check out Art Transfer, a new feature in the Google Arts & Culture app, and let us know which is your favorite!
With our "Being a Lighthouse" challenge complete, we wanted to say thank you to all the lighthouses that participated. So today, instead of posting a picture of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, we decided to share one of several of the lighthouses who joined us in celebrating history and preservation over the last 10 days. Thanks everyone!!!
To those who served and gave their all, thank you.
Today we are posting a bonus "Being a Lighthouse" challenge image! While yesterday was the last day of our challenge we have had such a positive response from so many lighthouses around the country that we decided to nominate one last lighthouse. Today we nominate the Absecon Lighthouse in New Jersey. Image is by historic interpreter Dave Hendrix.
Day 10 of 10 of our "Being a Lighthouse" challenge. Every day we will select an image of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, post it without explanation, and nominate another lighthouse to join us in celebrating history and preservation. Today we nominate the Lorain Lighthouse in Ohio. Image is by historic interpreter Billy Simmons.
Day 9 of 10 of our "Being a Lighthouse" challenge. Every day we will select an image of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, post it without explanation, and nominate another lighthouse to join us in celebrating history and preservation. Today we nominate the Piedras Blancas Light Station in California. Image is by historic interpreter Billy Simmons.
Day 8 of 10 of our "Being a Lighthouse" challenge. Every day we will select an image of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, post it without explanation, and nominate another lighthouse to join us in celebrating history and preservation. Today we nominate the Bolivar Point Lighthouse in Texas. Image by historic interpreter Henry Rice.
Day 7 of 10 of our "Being a Lighthouse" challenge. Every day we will select an image of the Cape Henry Lighthouse (in today's case it's the 'New' Cape Henry Lighthouse) and nominate another lighthouse to join us in celebrating history and preservation. Today we nominate the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society. Image by historic interpreter Victoria Momb.
Day 6 of 10 of our "Being a Lighthouse" challenge. Every day we will select an image of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, post it without explanation, and nominate another lighthouse to join us in celebrating history and preservation. Today we nominate the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park in Michigan. Image by historic interpreter Henry Rice.
Day 5 of 10 of our "Being a Lighthouse" challenge. Every day we will select an image of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, post it without explanation, and nominate another lighthouse to join us in celebrating history and preservation. Today we nominate the Concord Point Lighthouse in Maryland. Image by former historic interpreter Katie Hayes.
Day 4 of 10 of our "Being a Lighthouse" challenge. Every day we will select an image of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, post it without explanation, and nominate another lighthouse to join us in celebrating history and preservation. Today we nominate the Tybee Lighthouse in Georgia. Image is by historic interpreter Billy Simmons.
Day 3 of 10 of our "Being a Lighthouse" challenge. Every day we will select an image of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, post it without explanation, and nominate another lighthouse to join us in celebrating history and preservation. Today we nominate Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum of History in North Carolina. Image is by historic interpreter Henry Rice.
Day 2 of 10 of our "Being a Lighthouse" challenge. Every day we will select an image of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, post it without explanation, and nominate another lighthouse to join us in celebrating history and preservation. Today we nominate the Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association in Alaska. Image is by historic interpreter Henry Rice.
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Friday June 5th, 2020

As I am doing some research on old Cape Henry, is it fair to say it is located in a charming rural setting? ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday May 31st, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

We hope you're all getting some much-needed beach time this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

We hope youre all getting some much-needed beach time this weekend!

Saturday May 30th, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Did you miss Lea Lane’s talk on the Treasures of Preservation Virginia? The marine mechanical clock used in the New Cape Henry Lighthouse, which was ordered from the Chelsea Clock Company of Massachusetts, was featured during Lea’s webinar. Check it out on Preservation Virginia’s website at preservationvirginia.org/resources/videos/ and view it in person the next time you visit us! ... See MoreSee Less

Did you miss Lea Lane’s talk on the Treasures of Preservation Virginia? The marine mechanical clock used in the New Cape Henry Lighthouse, which was ordered from the Chelsea Clock Company of Massachusetts, was featured during Lea’s webinar. Check it out on Preservation Virginia’s website at https://preservationvirginia.org/resources/videos/ and view it in person the next time you visit us!

Friday May 29th, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Come join our team! The Cape Henry Lighthouse is currently accepting applications for part-time historic interpreters. Please visit Preservation Virginia's website at preservationvirginia.org/about/jobs-internships to learn more about the position. ... See MoreSee Less

Come join our team! The Cape Henry Lighthouse is currently accepting applications for part-time historic interpreters. Please visit Preservation Virginias website at https://preservationvirginia.org/about/jobs-internships to learn more about the position.

Thursday May 28th, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

What's better than gorgeous photos of the Cape Henry Lighthouse? Pictures of the lighthouse inspired by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Signac, Wassily Kandinsky, Andy Warhol, and Edvard Munch. Check out Art Transfer, a new feature in the Google Arts & Culture app, and let us know which is your favorite! ... See MoreSee Less

Whats better than gorgeous photos of the Cape Henry Lighthouse? Pictures of the lighthouse inspired by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Signac, Wassily Kandinsky, Andy Warhol, and Edvard Munch. Check out Art Transfer, a new feature in the Google Arts & Culture app, and let us know which is your favorite!

Tuesday May 26th, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

With our "Being a Lighthouse" challenge complete, we wanted to say thank you to all the lighthouses that participated. So today, instead of posting a picture of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, we decided to share one of several of the lighthouses who joined us in celebrating history and preservation over the last 10 days. Thanks everyone!!! ... See MoreSee Less

With our Being a Lighthouse challenge complete, we wanted to say thank you to all the lighthouses that participated. So today, instead of posting a picture of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, we decided to share one of several of the lighthouses who joined us in celebrating history and preservation over the last 10 days. Thanks everyone!!!

Monday May 25th, 2020

We are driving thru Virginia this week and wanted to get a view of the lighthouse. Is there somewhere close I can take a photo if the base is closed? ... See MoreSee Less

Monday May 25th, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

To those who served and gave their all, thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

To those who served and gave their all, thank you.

Sunday May 24th, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Today we are posting a bonus "Being a Lighthouse" challenge image! While yesterday was the last day of our challenge we have had such a positive response from so many lighthouses around the country that we decided to nominate one last lighthouse. Today we nominate the Absecon Lighthouse in New Jersey. Image is by historic interpreter Dave Hendrix. ... See MoreSee Less

Today we are posting a bonus Being a Lighthouse challenge image! While yesterday was the last day of our challenge we have had such a positive response from so many lighthouses around the country that we decided to nominate one last lighthouse. Today we nominate the Absecon Lighthouse in New Jersey. Image is by historic interpreter Dave Hendrix.

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We are honored! We are NJ’s tallest lighthouse and the country’s 3rd tallest masonry light. Open year round (usually) and first lit in 1857. Construction was overseen by Gen. George Meade, who led the Union Army at the battle of Gettysburg. We are the only urban lighthouse located in the (usually) bustling Atlantic City. Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about us. Stay safe & be well. Peace.

Saturday May 23rd, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Day 10 of 10 of our "Being a Lighthouse" challenge. Every day we will select an image of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, post it without explanation, and nominate another lighthouse to join us in celebrating history and preservation. Today we nominate the Lorain Lighthouse in Ohio. Image is by historic interpreter Billy Simmons. ... See MoreSee Less

Day 10 of 10 of our Being a Lighthouse challenge. Every day we will select an image of our Cape Henry Lighthouse, post it without explanation, and nominate another lighthouse to join us in celebrating history and preservation. Today we nominate the Lorain Lighthouse in Ohio. Image is by historic interpreter Billy Simmons.

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