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.
Old Cape Henry light was built in 1792 by John McComb, Jr. and is the oldest lighthouse on the Bay. The octagonal sandstone tower is 92 feet high and sits atop a 56 foot dune. The copper dome of its lantern is unique amongst Bay lights.