Located in Virginia Beach, this light is inside Fort Story (an active army base). The new tower stands 170 feet tall from base to tip and is considered one of the most important of the U.S. Atlantic coast lighthouses. Its alternating black and white paint pattern also makes it quite distinctive.

Location: Fort Story, Virginia Beach, VA,
Coordinates: 36°55'32", N 76°0'30" W
Date Built: Commissioned 1881
Type of Structure: Iron tower
Height: 170 feet
Foghorn: Yes
Appropriation: $100,000
Range: 18.5 miles
Status: Standing and Active

We were here on Oct 19 2016. They were in the middle of repainting the tower.
The tower is not open for climbing

The lighthouse is owned by the Coast Guard. Grounds/dwellings/tower closed.

Access:Car-but must pass a security check point