Colonial National Historical Park - Cape Henry Memorial

In 1607, colonists from England landed on the shores of Virginia after a long, dangerous sea voyage. Today, the Cape Henry Memorial marks this spot, honoring the struggles of those brave travelers and the rich history of the new nation. As you explore the memorial, discover the monuments to the colonists, learn about the importance the site played in the Revolutionary War, and discover the seafaring traditions of the cape.

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Colonial National Historical Park - Cape Henry Memorial

Take advantage of the fresh sea air by taking an RV trip to the Cape Henry Memorial and the rest of the Colonial National Historical Park. With the great outdoors just steps away from a warm, comfortable bed, you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready for fun. Don't have an RV? Rent one through RVshare to upgrade your camping trip.

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Things to Do

Things To Do Near Colonial National Historical Park - Cape Henry Memorial

Cape Henry Memorial is a small site with a significant history. Whether you want to read the interpretive signs or simply take in the wild beauty of the beach and ocean, it's a beautiful spot to spend an hour. Nearby and elsewhere in Colonial National Historical Park, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure, shopping, and historical education.

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How To Get To Colonial National Historical Park - Cape Henry Memorial

The Cape Henry Memorial is located on the grounds of the Fort Story Military Reservation. If you're coming from Virginia Beach, head north on Highway 60. From Newport News, take I-64 across the bay, and turn east on Highway 60. Expect to pass through the fort's security points on the way to the memorial.


Atlantic Ave, Fort Story, VA 23459

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Cape Henry Memorial in the Colonial National Historical Park is the perfect place to ponder the rich history of the United States. Whether you drop by for a quick visit or you stick around to enjoy the outdoor activities and historic sites nearby, this spot is sure to leave an impression. An RV trip is a fantastic way to enjoy this beautiful seaside destination to the fullest.