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Preservation Virginia acquired the Cape Henry Lighthouse in 1930 when Congress deeded the house and 1.77 Acres of land to the organization in order to preserve it and make it accessible to the public. Over the years lighthouse and its surroundings...more
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583 Atlantic Ave, Fort Story, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-8048
If you plan on going to this location, make sure to call ahead. We checked online & the hours stated it closed at 6 pm. On our last day at Virginia Beach, we stopped by at 5:05 pm & was turned away as the hours...More
Normally, a 4 or 5 star rating as we come every year this week. However, the website made no mention of its closure after Labor Day. Better call ahead. Without the climb, it's an average attraction at best.
Very hot for September day and a lot of drama to get inside this facility an area where there are two standing light houses because it’s naval base you need to correct documentation a license insurance card rental car information or they turn you around...More
cape henry is a quite place in the army area but provides a good view of the lighthouse in front of it as well as the stairs and the top view make it a nice place of history. If you would like to see a...More
We went early (10:30) and there was no line to pass security. Nice young military men were friendly and helpful. Have your documentation ready. Drivers license, proof of insurance & car registration.
200+ steps but well worth the climb.
Guide was informative which made the...More
The views here are epic and so worth it! The price for admission is not terribly pricey, when you account for the fact that they are currently renovate the lighthouse and base around the entrance. I would definitely go back again!
Not to much to explore in there, the process to get in there is longer than the hold entire tour 😂 only kids 42” and up are allow to go up 172 stairs, the newest one is the black and white but you are not...More
The light house is no where near 6th Street . It is located at the other end of the strip. I didn’t mind the hour and a half walk but the kids complained the entire time, only to find out Trip Advisor mapped us to...More
There's a lot of history in this attraction but first, let me tell you how to get there. This is inside a military installation Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story (JEBFS) and if you have a lot of time to spare, you can expect a 15-20...More
This lighthouse is on an active military base and you must go through security. You can go to the lighthouse and there is a boardwalk to an overlook of the bay a short distance from the lighthouse that you can go to. The people in...More