Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Sights

Old Cape Henry Lighthouse

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 08/08/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


U.S. 60, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States



Sight Details:

  • $4
  • Mid-Mar.–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.–mid-Mar., daily 10–4

Published 08/08/2014


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