583 Atlantic Ave, Fort Story Virginia Beach, VA 23459
The Cape Henry Lighthouse is a historic landmark located at Fort Story in Virginia Beach. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of this iconic lighthouse, climb its spiral staircase, and enjoy panoramic views of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean from the top. The Cape Henry Lighthouse offers a glimpse into Virginia Beach’s maritime heritage. Visit this historic lighthouse, which dates back to 1792, and climb to the top for panoramic views of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Built in 1792, the Cape Henry Lighthouse was first lit for service on November 17th 1792. The Lighthouse stood sentry over the Chesapeake Bay for 89 years before handing the responsibility to the New Cape Henry Lighthouse.