Cape Henry Lighthouse
Region: North End, Virginia Beach
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.
Tuesday July 23rd, 2019
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
#didyouknow there are 206 steps inside the New Cape Henry Lighthouse? ... See MoreSee Less
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....
Tuesday July 9th, 2019
Check out this awesome view of our lighthouse from New Cape Henry’s lantern room! #beforeandafter #dunerestorationproject ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday July 4th, 2019
Have a safe and happy 4th of July! ... See MoreSee Less
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
#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
The U means unmanned
Cape Henry Lighthouse shared an album.
Wednesday June 26th, 2019
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
Wish I’d known.
Tuesday June 25th, 2019
The dune vegetation at Cape Henry looked much different in 1940! ... See MoreSee Less
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
We fly a unique flag at Cape Henry every day. Can you spot what makes our flag so special? #flagday ... See MoreSee Less
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Cape Henry Lighthouse
583 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, United States