Historic Sites: Cape Henry Lighthouse

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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Apr
26

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First Landing Day at Cape Henry Lighthouse

Apr 26, 2022

10:00 am — 4:00 pm

On this day in 1607, English ships, Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery, made their first landfall on the shores of North America. Naming the area Cape Henry after King James I’s son, the Virginia Company colonists planted a wooden cross to give thanks for their safe passage. Visit Cape Henry Lighthouse, climb the tower, talk with our interpreters …

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Feb
2

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Keeper of the Light: Willis Augustus Hodges at Cape Henry Lighthouse

Feb 2, 2022

12:00 pm — 1:30 pm

Keeper of the Light: Willis Augustus Hodges…“and for myself, I have ever striven to be found upon the side of freedom and justice.” Willis Augustus Hodges (1815-1890) served as the keeper of the Cape Henry Lighthouse for just over two months during the summer of 1870. However, his impact reached far beyond the lighthouse. The …

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Aug
7

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National Lighthouse Day

Aug 7, 2021

10:00 am — 3:00 pm

Mark your calendars to celebrate National Lighthouse Day at the Cape Henry Lighthouse! August 7th marks the passage of the Ninth Act of the First Congress of the United States in 1789, establishing federal control of lighthouses and specifically calling for the construction of a lighthouse at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Climb the Old …

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