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Review of Cape Henry Lighthouse

Cape Henry Lighthouse
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Go for it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

The story is really interesting, the area is nice, view is even nicer. Every single employee is really friendly and knowledgeable, so worth the 8$ entry fee.

Visited May 2014
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Paducah, Kentucky
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“History of Coast Guard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Loved the guide's informative talk. He made the history come alive. Don't miss this if you love history!

Visited June 2014
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

First, you have to go on post (US Military Base) so you had better have your ID, registration and proof of insurance up to date. Second, DO NOT take pictures of the current light house. It is restricted as part of an active military base. Someone said to visit another lighthouse close by, but we ran out of time.

Visited June 2014
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Chesapeake view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The Cape Henry Lighthouse was well worth the $8 to visit the grounds and climb the steps to the lighthouse. Beautiful views and also getting to see the newer lighthouse as well from the older one. It isn't too bad of a climb with mostry circular stairs and 1 small ladder type stairs to the top. Definitely need to sew while in the Virginia Beach area as it is close by at the Ft story military base .

Visited June 2014
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Hartville, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lighthouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

You can walk to the top. Small fee to do that. You see the new and old Lighthouses. Do not have food there though.

Visited May 2014
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