• Cape Henry Memorial Park

    Cape Henry Memorial

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Directions

Map showing the route to Fort Story and Cape Henry

Route map to Cape Henry

Located on the south side of the Chesapeake Bay, Cape Henry Memorial sits within the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. From Interstate 64 E take exit 282 to merge onto US-13N/Northhampton Boulevard towards the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Then take US-60 E/Shore Drive exit toward Beaches, this is the last exit before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Follow Shore Drive and turn left onto Atlantic Ave and proceed to Gate 8. Follow Atlantic Ave to Cape Henry Memorial.

Entrance is by visitor pass issued by military personnel at the entrance gate. Be prepared to stop and show your drivers license. Your vehicle may be inspected.

The memorial is open all year without an admission fee. The Cape Henry Memorial site is unattended by National Park Service personnel, and there are no facilities or special services available. The National Park Service "Passport" book stamp for Cape Henry Memorial is located at the NPS Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center gift shop and when open at the Cape Henry Lighthouse, operated by Preservation Virginia.

Did You Know?

bronze statue of Admiral de Grasse at Cape Henry Memorial, Virginia

In 1781, the French fleet, commanded by Admiral de Grasse, blockaded the Chesapeake Bay just offshore from Cape Henry, contributing to Lord Charles Cornwallis’ surrender to General George Washington at the siege of Yorktown.