Fort Story Lighthouse  LbNA # 2982 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateDec 31 1969
CountyVirginia Beach city
LocationVirginia Beach, VA
Planted ByLadybug (Kathy)    
Found By SLJK
Last Found Jul 27 2006
Hike Distance?

Ladybug's Letterbox

Fort Story Lighthouse
Virginia Beach, VA

Fort Story, located on Cape Henry next to Virginia Beach, is off US 60. An active military installation, open to the public, offers visitors sandy beaches and lots of history. The Old Cape Henry lighthouse holds it place next to the Fort Story Lighthouse. Spend some time on O'Keefe's Lookout, looking out over the Atlantic. A short walk over to the Cape Henry monuments will bring you closer to this letterbox. Check out the stone map depicting the French/British engagement off the Virginia Capes on September 5, 1781, and the cross monument to the English colonists whose First Landing was at this site on April 26, 1607.

On the grassy knoll of monuments, you'll encounter Admiral Francois Joseph Paul de Grasse. With the sun at your back, facing the Admiral, your prize is below the wooden path at the shadow's head. If there is no sun to guide you, look under the walkway at the 12th railing post.

Stamp in, enjoy more of the great views at Fort Story, and head down the road a piece to First Landing State Park