Cape Henry LighthouseCurrently Closed
- Address: Near Chesapeake Bay, at 583 Atlantic Ave., Fort Story, Virginia, 23459, Virginia Beach, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7574229421
- Ticket Price: 8 USD
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Light House, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
Cape Henry Lighthouse - Review
Based inside a Military area, the Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in October 1792. A picturesque locale, kids and adults alike have fun climbing up the steps of the lighthouse.
Cape Henry Lighthouse Information
- Since it is on Military grounds, there is a check post. Please don’t forget to carry a photo id proof, insurance card and registration. If you are a foreign national, please carry your passport and other visa related documents.
Cape Henry Lighthouse Ticket Prices
- Children (under 12)- $6
- Seniors and military personnel- $7.
How To reach Cape Henry Lighthouse by Public Transport
- Military area, so no public transport allowed inside the premises. Go walking or go by private vehicle.
Restaurants Near Cape Henry Lighthouse
- One Fish Two Fish
- Surf Rider Grill
- Tropical Smoothie cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cape Henry Lighthouse
90.3% of people who visit Virginia Beach include Cape Henry Lighthouse in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
36.84% of people start their Cape Henry Lighthouse visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Cape Henry Lighthouse
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cape Henry Lighthouse
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Cape Henry Lighthouse, Virginia Beach Reviews
Awesome building! Be sure to read the plaques, it will help you to appreciate it. Kind of cool to go see this on active military base. I gave it four stars because you are only allowed to check out the old lighthouse, not the new one.
Couldn't go inside, it was closed due to the high heat index (it's basically a brick oven in there). The site is beautiful, and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Be prepared for the fact that you have to enter a US Military base in order to get to the lighthouses. That means if you don't have military ID you'll have to show ID, proof of vehicle registration and insurance, and submit to a quick vehicle inspection at the guard post. The Navy personnel who did this were super friendly, so don't let the slight inconvenience stop you from visiting. It's worth it.
The men in the gift shop were nice and the lady who gave us our tour was amazing! But... until the construction on the light house is over in spring of 2019, you’re literally spending $10 for a 20 minute tour where a tour guide is reading plaques that any person walking around the base could read for themselves... I’m not sure how a business owner is okay with charging full price when the main attraction is not available for the tour, only excuse is bad business. Definitely a waste of money until the lighthouse is back in operation. Sorry to be so blunt, I just hate seeing people get ripped off.
Very cool place to visit and completely uncrowded. You have to enter via Fort Story, which is a working military base, so do be prepared for the search of your car and have your ID and car registration / insurance card / rental agreement at the ready. Just standing where the colonists first landed was amazing for me. I love history.
The light house is located on Fort Story Naval Base, so just getting to the lighthouse is a bit of an adventure. Bring your valid IDs and be prepared to have your vehicle searched! There is a nominal fee to enter the lighthouse, but the climb to the top and the view are well worth it.
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