Light the Way

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If you're up for some historical exploration and an incredible view that's truly unique, then you've got to check out the Cape Henry Lighthouse, one of the oldest surviving lighthouses in the United States. Located less than fifteen minutes from our Virginia Beach resort, the 230-year-old Cape Henry Lighthouse was the first federally funded lighthouse, and stands on a functioning naval base with a more recently constructed lighthouse that can also be visited. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and the view from the top of the lighthouse is nothing short of amazing.

We recommend going fairly early in the day though, as the interior of the lighthouse can get very hot as the day wears on. September is Pirate month at the lighthouse, so don't be surprised if you see visitors dressed as pirates. Appropriate pirate attire is your ticket to free admission. Yarr!

Address: 583 Atlantic Avenue, Fort Story