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Old Cape Henry Lighthouse

Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Review

At the northeastern tip of Virginia Beach, on the cape where the mouth of the bay meets the ocean, the historic Old Cape Henry Lighthouse is near the site where the English landed on their way to Jamestown in 1607. This lighthouse, however, didn't light anyone's way until 1792. Across the street to seaward is the replacement to the old lighthouse, but it isn't open to visitors. Be prepared to show a photo ID at the military checkpoint at the Fort Story base entrance.

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  • Address: U.S. 60, Virginia Beach, VA | Map It
  • Phone: 757/422–9421
  • Cost: $4
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.–mid-Mar., daily 10–4
  • Location: Virginia Beach

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