Wednesday, February 16, 2011
50% Off Tours at Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, in Virginia Beach
Groupon (Washington, D.C.) is on a roll today! We take the kids to Virginia Beach a few times each summer. We ALWAYS stop at these lighthouses. For $8, you get two tower and walking tour tickets (up to a $16 value) at Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, in Virginia Beach's Fort Story military base. All adults 16 and older will need photo identification to enter the military base.
Visitors to the 72-foot-tall Old Cape Henry Lighthouse enjoy a day amid the rich, salty Chesapeake Bay air, exploring a towering remnant of America's early post-colonial government. Originally constructed from Aquia stone in 1792, the John McComb–designed structure was commissioned by Alexander Hamilton to protect important America-bound ships and incinerate incoming French snowballs. Today, budding historians traverse the lighthouse's rustic environs, soundtracked by the rocky crash of waves and the insightful loquations of their friendly tour guide before clambering up the cast-iron spiral stairs and drinking in the lucky lantern's daily view. Multiple Groupons may be purchased to provide a convenient group outing for families or feral packs of dog-boys. Tours shove off seven days a week beginning at 10 a.m.
I highly recommend visiting these lighthouses the next time you're at Virginia Beach. Just make sure that you are aware of the height requirement listed below. Go HERE to purchase your tickets.
Here are the details:
Expires in 1 year
Limit 5 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift.
Tours are weather permitting.
Must be at least 42 inches tall to climb lighthouse.
Posted by Brooke at 11:15 AM