Historic Sites: Cape Henry Lighthouse

Mar
1

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Women’s History Month Special Tour: Women of the Light Dune Talks

Mar 1, 2023

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Not just a man’s job! Visit us at Cape Henry Lighthouse on March 1st, 2023 as we talk about the important women who manned the lighthouse. We will discuss Julia Harding, and Carrie Richardson who played important roles here at Cape Henry as well as other notable woman keepers like Margaret Novell and Ida Lewis. …

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Feb
12

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Willis Augustus Hodges Dune Talks

Feb 12, 2023

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Join Cape Henry Lighthouse on February 12th, 2023 in recognizing the birthday of Willis Augustus Hodges (1815-1890). A noted abolitionist, Hodges served as Cape Henry’s only African American lighthouse keeper in 1870! Dive deeper into the history and significance of Hodges’ service both at Cape Henry Lighthouse, as well as an anti-slavery activist, newspaper editor, …

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Dec
17

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Ugly Holiday Sweater Climb at the Cape Henry Lighthouse

Dec 17, 2022

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Spread some holiday cheer at the Cape Henry Lighthouse! Arrive in your ugliest holiday sweater for a lighthouse climb and take advantage of $1 off your admission. We encourage you to take pictures at the lighthouse in your sweater and post to our social medias! @Capehenrylighthouse and @PreservationVirginia …

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Sep
11

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Cape Henry Memorial Climb

Sep 11, 2022

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

The public is welcome to join the Fort Story Fire Department as they honor the heroic men and women who lost their lives on September 11th.  The climb to honor the fallen will include the ringing of a bell at the top of the tower to commemorate each flight completed. Purchase a yellow rose to …

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Aug
7

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National Lighthouse Day at Cape Henry

Aug 7, 2022

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Commemorate National Lighthouse Day with Cape Henry Lighthouse, the first lighthouse to be constructed by the United States! Join the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Navy’s Stewie the Sea Turtle in celebrating National Lighthouse Day! Bring the kids to participate in activities and lighthouse related crafts! Plan extra time for a rare opportunity to visit …

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Aug
6

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National Summit Day at Cape Henry

Aug 6, 2022

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Join us for our first ever National Summit Day! Cape Henry Lighthouse sits on top of the highest natural point in Virginia Beach, a 50 foot sand dune! The first Saturday of August we encourage everyone to get out and seek their peak! Pick up a flyer from one of our partners, Send it Climbing …

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Jun
13

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History Homeschool Days

Jun 13, 2022 - Aug 19, 2022

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Take your homeschool group on the road this summer with Preservation Virginia’s 100 miles of history! Visit all 5 of our historic sites on given weekdays for a discounted admission of $5/person ages 6 and up. Join us for a guided tour, chances to ask lots of questions about Virginia history, complete tour scavenger hunts …

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May
23

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Pints for Preservation: Pleasure House Brewing Trivia

May 23, 2022

7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Enjoy a Beer. Preserve the Lighthouse! Join us at Pleasure House Brewing at 2032 Pleasure House Rd in Virginia Beach for trivia! $1 from every purchase of Holden-Thrice German Wheat will be donated to Cape Henry Lighthouse preservation efforts. Cape Henry Lighthouse Staff will be on-site selling commemorative pint glasses so come say hi! Play trivia for …

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May
19

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Pints for Preservation: Deadline Brewing Trivia

May 19, 2022

7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Enjoy a Beer. Preserve the Lighthouse! Join us at Deadline Brewing at 2272 W Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach for trivia! $1 from every purchase of Sweet Potato Biere de Garde will be donated to Cape Henry Lighthouse preservation efforts. Cape Henry Lighthouse Staff will be on-site selling commemorative pint glasses so come say hi! Play …

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May
17

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Pints for Preservation: Vibrant Shore Trivia

May 17, 2022

7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Enjoy a Beer. Preserve the Lighthouse! Join us at Vibrant Shore Brewing at 505 18th St. in Virginia Beach for trivia! $1 from every purchase of Witty Wilde Belgian Wit will be donated to Cape Henry Lighthouse preservation efforts. Cape Henry Lighthouse Staff will be on-site selling commemorative pint glasses so come say hi! Play trivia for …

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