Great opportunity to visit a historic lighthouse. Unfortunately during the summer they close the staircase to the tower due to heat. Interesting to see the effects of erosion... read more
Preservation Virginia acquired the Cape Henry Lighthouse in 1930 when...
Preservation Virginia acquired the Cape Henry Lighthouse in 1930 when Congress deeded the house and 1.77 Acres of land to the organization in order to preserve it and make it accessible to the public. Over the years lighthouse and its surroundings have been restored including repairing the lantern after damage from Hurricane Barbara in 1953, repairing the damaged original Aquia sandstone and restoring the surrounding dunes.
Today, visitors to the Cape Henry Lighthouse can climb to the top of the tower to enjoy spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.