Tour- Cape Henry Lighthouse

USS Gerald Ford exiting the Chesapeake Bay, viewed from the Cape Henry Lighthouse, 2016.

583 Atlantic Ave., Fort Story 

Virginia Beach, VA


Get a glimpse inside Virginia Beach's most enduring landmark. Climb to the top of Americas FIRST public works project. Learn the history of the Cape Henry Lighthouse.

The 266-year-old beacon inspires amazement and pride. Guiding global commerce into the Chesapeake Bay since first lit in 1792.

Our outing includes admission to the lighthouse and a guided tour covering its commission, construction, and significance.

 Then at 11:30 we hike 2 miles on a secret trail at First Landing State Park.

Photos from previous Cape Henry Lighthouse Tours with Hampton Roads Hikers.

We enter the base at 10 a.m. start the tour at 10:30.

The entry process for lighthouse visitors without a military ID has recently changed. The new process involves parking just inside the entrance and taking a shuttle bus over to the lighthouse. In the past, a guest pass was issued after showing credentials and a car inspection.

The new process is much better and actually quicker for everyone. So I will look for you guys at the shelter in the shuttle bus pickup lot, near the base entrance.

Anyone who has a military ID is welcome to drive on in and meet up at the older stone lighthouse.

Entry fee to the lighthouse is covered for everyone and the tour takes about an hour. Then we do a short hike in the neighborhood just outside the entrance to Fort Story.

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