This fascinating National Historic Site is worth the trip just for the spectacular view. The fully restored Fisgard Lighthouse sits on a rocky outcrop from which its powerful beam (now automated) has guided ships into Victoria’s safe harbor since it was built in 1873. Check out the exhibits in the lighthouse keeper’s house to learn why this coastline was known as “the graveyard of the Pacific.” Next to the lighthouse, Fort Rodd Hill is a well-preserved artillery fort that dates back to the 1890s. It’s fun to explore, plus it has haunting audiovisual exhibits and artifact displays.