Cross at Cape Henry

Cross at Cape Henry
Cross at Cape Henry
Address
Cape Henry & First Landing State Park
2500 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Virginia Beach City
Phone: (800) 822-3224
Cross at Cape Henry www.eustis.army.mil/Fort_story

The Cape Henry Memorial Cross, located on the tip of Cape Henry, marks the approximate site where Jamestown settlers first landed in the New World on April 27, 1607. The cross was erected in 1935 by the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the site became a part of Colonial National Historic Park, Yorktown. It was relocated to the land side of the dune in 1981 to prevent its possible loss by erosion. It was relocated through the efforts of the Army, the Park Service and the City of Virginia Beach.




Last Updated: 6/12/2007 4:58 PM
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