Basic Information

Atlantic Ave
Fort Story, VA 23459

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.

Cape Henry

Cape Henry is open year round. It is recommended that all visitation be conducted between the hours of dawn to dusk. Because Cape Henry is located on Fort Story Military Reservation it may be closed during periods of heightened National Security. Be prepared to stop at the entrance gate and have your drivers license ready. All vehicles are subject to inspection. This quarter acre of ground marks the approximate site of the first landing of the Jamestown settlers in Virginia.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Monday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Tuesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Wednesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Thursday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Friday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Saturday: Sunrise - Sunset

Spring: Temperatures usually range from 40 F to 80 F. Rain is common. Summer: Temperatures usually range from 80 F to 100 F. Rain and sun are equally common. On very sunny days, be prepared with plenty of water . Fall: Temperatures usually range from 40 F to 70 F. Winter: Temperatures range from 40 F to 20 F. Be prepared with cold weather gear and numerous layers if you intend to be outside.

Entrance Fees:

Visitor Pass Issued By Military Personnel - $0.00

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. Cape Henry is open year round. It is recommended that all visitation be conducted between the hours of dawn to dusk. Because Cape Henry is located on Fort Story Military Reservation it may be closed during periods of heightened National Security.

No Visitor Center At This Location

This quarter acre of ground marks the approximate site of the first landing of the Jamestown settlers in Virginia. The grass and shrub covered dunes provides a picturesque setting to just wonder about, read the monuments or just sit down, relax and smell the fresh sea air. Take the walkway leading to the top of the dunes where one can overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the Entrance to the Chesapeake Bay.

 
Welcome to Cape Henry Memorial !

This quarter acre of ground marks the approximate site of the first landing of the Jamestown settlers in Virginia. The grass and shrub covered dunes provides a picturesque setting to just wonder about, read the monuments or just sit down, relax and smell the fresh sea air.

Take the walkway leading to the top of the dunes where one can overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the Entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. Also take the walkway just to the south of the Cape Henry Memorial and walk down to the beach and enjoy the waves breaking upon the shore.

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Mailing Address:

Colonial National Historical Park P.O. Box 210
Yorktown , VA 23690

Phone:

(757) 898-2410

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