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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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Thursday May 16th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Join us at @deadlinebrewingproject tonight from 6-9pm! Drink local and help preserve our lighthouse! #PintsForPreservation ... See MoreSee Less

Join us at @deadlinebrewingproject tonight from 6-9pm! Drink local and help preserve our lighthouse! #PintsForPreservation

Thursday May 16th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Our six interpretive signs were installed this morning! This was the final checklist item for our restoration project. ... See MoreSee Less

Our six interpretive signs were installed this morning! This was the final checklist item for our restoration project.

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Had an opportunity to recently climb to the top of the lighthouse. What a joy for me who’s lived here since 1956. We have so much to explore right in our own backyard. It was wonderful ☀️

With the new area that was built are younger children going to be able to go closer to the lighthouse?

Nice!

Hooray!

Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

#onthisday an announcement was made in the New York Times to erect a base at Cape Henry. ... See MoreSee Less

#onthisday an announcement was made in the New York Times to erect a base at Cape Henry.

Saturday May 11th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Our historic interpreter, Billy Simmons, captured this awesome shot of the New Cape Henry Lighthouse today after a heavy rainstorm 🌈 ... See MoreSee Less

Our historic interpreter, Billy Simmons, captured this awesome shot of the New Cape Henry Lighthouse today after a heavy rainstorm 🌈

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That’s great I was saying yesterday as it was trying to clear up between storms, I bet there will be a rainbow that shines thru this!! Great capture!! Beautiful.. right place st the right time!!

Love this pic!

Welcome to the beach!! So excited you guys are here!!!❤️❤️❤️

Amber🌈

On the other end of that rainbow is me drinking a pint for preservation. 🙂

Verne Mowers

Beautiful!

Perfect!!

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Friday May 10th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Tomorrow is our first #pintsforpreservation event at Smartmouth Pilot House from 3-6pm! Drink a local beer and help preserve our lighthouse! ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow is our first #pintsforpreservation event at Smartmouth Pilot House from 3-6pm! Drink a local beer and help preserve our lighthouse!

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How can I buy some glasses? I’d love to support this effort.

Wednesday May 8th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Join us at Smartmouth Pilot House from 3-6pm this Saturday to kick off our first Pints for Preservation event! Proceeds from the happy hour will help preserve our lighthouse! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us at Smartmouth Pilot House from 3-6pm this Saturday to kick off our first Pints for Preservation event! Proceeds from the happy hour will help preserve our lighthouse!

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That logo would look so cool on a pint glass.

Friday May 3rd, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

We hope to see you tomorrow at 11am for our grand reopening! Hardlug will be on site with two LEGO replicas of the lighthouses! Bring your nautical LEGO creations for a contest at 1:00pm. ... See MoreSee Less

We hope to see you tomorrow at 11am for our grand reopening! Hardlug will be on site with two LEGO replicas of the lighthouses! Bring your nautical LEGO creations for a contest at 1:00pm.

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The LEGO new Cape Henry Lighthouse

The LEGO Old Cape Henry Lighthouse

Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Our grand reopening is this Saturday! Hampton Roads LEGO User Group (HARDLUG) will be on-site with LEGO replicas of both Cape Henry Lighthouses! Bring your nautical creations for a contest at 1pm! ... See MoreSee Less

Our grand reopening is this Saturday! Hampton Roads LEGO User Group (HARDLUG) will be on-site with LEGO replicas of both Cape Henry Lighthouses! Bring your nautical creations for a contest at 1pm!

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Verne Mowers

Hayden Ralston

Sunday April 21st, 2019

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Happy Easter! After your egg hunts, bring the family to the lighthouse and climb the tower! We are open until 5pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Easter! After your egg hunts, bring the family to the lighthouse and climb the tower! We are open until 5pm.
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Join us at @deadlinebrewingproject tonight from 6-9pm! Drink local and help preserve our lighthouse! #PintsForPreservation
Our six interpretive signs were installed this morning! This was the final checklist item for our restoration project.
#onthisday an announcement was made in the New York Times to erect a base at Cape Henry.
Our historic interpreter, Billy Simmons, captured this awesome shot of the New Cape Henry Lighthouse today after a heavy rainstorm 🌈
Tomorrow is our first #pintsforpreservation event at Smartmouth Pilot House from 3-6pm! Drink a local beer and help preserve our lighthouse!
Join us at Smartmouth Pilot House from 3-6pm this Saturday to kick off our first Pints for Preservation event! Proceeds from the happy hour will help preserve our lighthouse!
We hope to see you tomorrow at 11am for our grand reopening! Hardlug will be on site with two LEGO replicas of the lighthouses! Bring your nautical LEGO creations for a contest at 1:00pm.
Our grand reopening is this Saturday! Hampton Roads LEGO User Group (HARDLUG) will be on-site with LEGO replicas of both Cape Henry Lighthouses! Bring your nautical creations for a contest at 1pm!
Happy Easter! After your egg hunts, bring the family to the lighthouse and climb the tower! We are open until 5pm.
Join the global Earth Day movement early by visiting Cape Henry Lighthouse today to learn how to make a positive impact on your environment and the planet every day. Earth Day is April 22 and this year's theme is "Protect Our Species." Today, at the lighthouse you can learn about ocean life in the Chesapeake Bay, including whales, dolphins and sea turtles! Our historic interpreters will also share tips on what you can do to help protect them.
Surprise! The tower is officially reopened! Be one of the first people to climb to the top ahead of our ribbon cutting celebration on May 4.
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