When we had our summer vacation last year, the Cape Henry Lighthouse was one of our tourist destination. Actually its the last place that we visited, before we head home to PA. This lighthouse is located at the Fort Story, Cheasapeak Bay of Virginia. It was build on June 10, 1878 and was first used on December 15, 1881. Until now this lighthouse is still operational, so it’s off limits from the visitors. I was hoping that we could go inside and see how this thing works, but they dont want any visitors inside in order to preserve it.
Actually this is not the original Cape Henry Lighthouse, its the replacement of the old one that was build in 1792 which is no longer operational, but still standing 350ft away from this one. It was damage by the Hurricane, and then the Civil War. They’ve been rebuilding it, but decided to make a new one in 1881. The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse is open for the public, so we had the chance to look inside of the remains and had the pretty view of the New Cape Henry Lighthouse. Below are some photos I took, when my son and I were ascending the steps to the Old Lighthouse. I will feature the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse next time, right now, lets enjoy the beauty of this Lighthouse from a far.
a Shot from the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
Beautiful View from the step of the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
My son and I after the walk to the top of the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse. We are so tan, because it was so warm that day, but I sure love it.