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Cape Henry Lighthouse Walking Tour for Two or Four in Virginia Beach (Up to 53% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Expert guides regale guests with tales of the lighthouse’s 200+ year-old past on tour that affords scenic ocean views

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 31st, 2013. Limit 5 per person. Limit 5 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 42" or taller. Visitors over 16 must provide photo ID for entry. Children may not be carried up stairs. Backpacks or frontpacks not permitted on stairs. Subject to weather; call ahead during rain or extreme heat. Max 20 people per tour group. Valid only at designated tour times. One week advance reservation required for groups of 12 or more. Must have proof of insurance and updated vehicle tags to enter base. Tour-guide gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled by, as he discovered only too late that it was patrolled by feral park rangers. Learn how a tour guide makes all the difference with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $8 for two walking tour tickets including tower admission (up to a $16 value). Tours run at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. seven days a week and, starting March 15, a 3 p.m. tour will also be available everyday.
  • $15 for four walking tour tickets including tower admission (up to a $32 value)

Experienced guides whisk visitors back in time through the lighthouse’s storied past, relaying historical anecdotes and pointing out significant sites from the lighthouse’s panoramic observation deck. Visitors to the 72-foot-tall Old Cape Henry Lighthouse enjoy a day amid the rich, salty Chesapeake Bay air, exploring a towering remnant of America's early post-colonial government. Originally constructed from Aquia stone in 1792, the John McComb–designed structure was commissioned by Alexander Hamilton to protect important America-bound ships and incinerate incoming French snowballs. Today, budding historians traverse the lighthouse's rustic environs, soundtracked by the rocky crash of waves and the insightful loquations of their friendly tour guide before clambering up the cast-iron spiral stairs and drinking in the lucky lantern's daily view. Multiple Groupons may be purchased to provide a convenient group outing for families or feral packs of dog-boys. Tours shove off seven days a week beginning at 11 a.m. Check online for specific site closures.


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Reviews

Unbelievably beautiful view.

Surfingdad, TripAdvisor, 12/9/12

Absolutely beautiful piece of history.

mgwds1, TripAdvisor, 12/29/12

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96% of 486 customers recommend

  • “Wonderful experience! We were so happy to support such an incredible preservation project. A true pleasure. ”

  • “There are 2 lighthouses...an older one and a newer one that sit a short distance from one another. The older lighthouse is the only one that you can go in. Also, be...”

    “There are 2 lighthouses...an older one and a newer one that sit a short distance from one another. The older lighthouse is the only one that you can go in. Also, be prepared to comply with the restrictions as you come through the military gate as the lighthouse sits on Ft. Story military base. ”

  • “Took my out of town guest and they loved it. ”

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    Virginia Beach

    583 Atlantic Ave.

    Fort Story, Virginia 23459

    757-422-9421

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