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“Must See” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Cape Henry Lighthouse

Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
583 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23459
757 422 9421
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Ranked #11 of 122 things to do in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Take a recommended drive to the oldest government-built lighthouse in America.
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The lighthouse keepers were super nice and knew the history of the lighthouse when I asked questions. Definitely recommend walking up to the top if you are physically able. Great views and wonderful experience.

Visited May 2012
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Apopka, Florida
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“Old and New Lighthouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

You get two lighthouses for the price of one. The security was tight getting in to the military base. I just wanted a photo of the lighthouses. It was worth the security check.

Visited April 2012
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

The history behind the lighthouses were interesting and you get to see the old & new both and you can climb up the stairs of the old light house & get a good view of the surrounding area of Virginia Beach & the ocean.

Visited March 2012
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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“191 stairs to the top!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Great historic site to visit. Go ahead and count the steps to the top and enjoy the view.

Visited April 2012
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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“Worth the visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Very cool and an awesome quiet beach! Very friendly military base, guards are welcome. Only the old lighthouse can be visited ($5per person). Must be able to walk up 200 stairs, they also have history tour that we were not interested in.

Please not that the only bathrooms are 2 port o potties.

Visited April 2012
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