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Cape Henry Lighthouse

583 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23459

(757) 422-9421

Region: North End, Virginia Beach

Description

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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Tom Adkinson from Select Traveler Magazine recently wrote an article on things to do in Virginia Beach and included us! Check out the link below to read it: https://selecttraveler.com/digital-edition/?book-embed=1
We hope everyone made out as well as this happy little visitor after the storm last night and early this morning!
The Cape Henry Lighthouse remains closed at this time, but we are working diligently with the military at JEBLCFS to determine when we can reopen to the public. In the meantime, enjoy these classic images our interpreters have taken over the years.
Kudzu is an invasive species that we at the Cape Henry Lighthouse have a complicated relationship with. While it helps stabilize the sand dune the lighthouse was built on, it can quickly get out of hand, especially with us closed to the public. Guess what staff is going to be working on today...
We just received a grant for COVID emergency relief from the United States Lighthouse Society! We couldn’t be more grateful for their support during this time. The United States Lighthouse Society is an amazing resource when it comes to lighthouse preservation across the nation. Check them out at https://uslhs.org/
Happy Independence Day! Have a safe July 4th weekend everyone!
Please join us in welcoming Abbey Dyer, a graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, to the Cape Henry Lighthouse team! Abbey received her Bachelor's degrees in Historic Preservation and Studio Art, is an artist and author of a digital webcomic series, and enjoys Dungeons and Dragons with her brothers.
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Wednesday August 5th, 2020

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Tom Adkinson from Select Traveler Magazine recently wrote an article on things to do in Virginia Beach and included us! Check out the link below to read it: selecttraveler.com/digital-edition/?book-embed=1 ... See MoreSee Less

Tom Adkinson from Select Traveler Magazine recently wrote an article on things to do in Virginia Beach and included us! Check out the link below to read it: https://selecttraveler.com/digital-edition/?book-embed=1

Tuesday August 4th, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

We hope everyone made out as well as this happy little visitor after the storm last night and early this morning! ... See MoreSee Less

We hope everyone made out as well as this happy little visitor after the storm last night and early this morning!

Wednesday July 29th, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

The Cape Henry Lighthouse remains closed at this time, but we are working diligently with the military at JEBLCFS to determine when we can reopen to the public. In the meantime, enjoy these classic images our interpreters have taken over the years. ... See MoreSee Less

The Cape Henry Lighthouse remains closed at this time, but we are working diligently with the military at JEBLCFS to determine when we can reopen to the public. In the meantime, enjoy these classic images our interpreters have taken over the years.

Comment on Facebook The Cape Henry ...

If you're open in a couple of months, I'd love to visit.

Wednesday July 22nd, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Kudzu is an invasive species that we at the Cape Henry Lighthouse have a complicated relationship with. While it helps stabilize the sand dune the lighthouse was built on, it can quickly get out of hand, especially with us closed to the public. Guess what staff is going to be working on today... ... See MoreSee Less

Kudzu is an invasive species that we at the Cape Henry Lighthouse have a complicated relationship with. While it helps stabilize the sand dune the lighthouse was built on, it can quickly get out of hand, especially with us closed to the public. Guess what staff is going to be working on today...

Comment on Facebook Kudzu is an invasive...

Wow! It's really taken off.

Have y’all tried goats?

A foot a day I think.

Tuesday July 21st, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Entdecke Virginia Beach recently featured us again! We hope you all are staying cool this week as we inch towards reopening.Tolle Aussichten auf einen unserer beiden Leuchttürme in Virginia Beach und definitv eine Besichtigung wert! 🥰
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Entdecke Virginia Beach recently featured us again! We hope you all are staying cool this week as we inch towards reopening.

Saturday July 18th, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

We just received a grant for COVID emergency relief from the United States Lighthouse Society! We couldn’t be more grateful for their support during this time. The United States Lighthouse Society is an amazing resource when it comes to lighthouse preservation across the nation. Check them out at uslhs.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

We just received a grant for COVID emergency relief from the United States Lighthouse Society! We couldn’t be more grateful for their support during this time. The United States Lighthouse Society is an amazing resource when it comes to lighthouse preservation across the nation. Check them out at https://uslhs.org/

Saturday July 4th, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Happy Independence Day! Have a safe July 4th weekend everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Independence Day! Have a safe July 4th weekend everyone!

Saturday June 27th, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Please join us in welcoming Abbey Dyer, a graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, to the Cape Henry Lighthouse team! Abbey received her Bachelor's degrees in Historic Preservation and Studio Art, is an artist and author of a digital webcomic series, and enjoys Dungeons and Dragons with her brothers. ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us in welcoming Abbey Dyer, a graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, to the Cape Henry Lighthouse team! Abbey received her Bachelors degrees in Historic Preservation and Studio Art, is an artist and author of a digital webcomic series, and enjoys Dungeons and Dragons with her brothers.

Monday June 22nd, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

As a Preservation Virginia historic site, we're thrilled to be a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities CARES Act grant. Funding will help us retain staff and implement new programming during the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. All six of Preservation Virginia's historic sites open to the public are benefiting from this grant program. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday June 21st, 2020

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there!
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