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Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

70 Lighthouse St, Rochester, NY 14612-4710
+1 585-621-6179
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Beautiful waterfront

The lighthouse was closed when we visited, but we walked over to the riverfront boardwalk and the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Ann M

My 3 year old wanted to see what it was like in a lighthouse. We visited the museum and the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Sarah A
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70 Lighthouse St, Rochester, NY 14612-4710
+1 585-621-6179
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

The lighthouse was closed when we visited, but we walked over to the riverfront boardwalk and the views were very beautiful. There is a nice little seafood restaurant there and benches to sit and just enjoy the scenery.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My 3 year old wanted to see what it was like in a lighthouse. We visited the museum and the lighthouse. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The view from the top of the lighthouse is beautiful!

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the lighthouse. The small museum in the keepers house had some interesting displays, and the curator did a great job explaining the history of the lighthouse. Then we climbed the lighthouse and enjoyed the view!

Thank TJShamong
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful grounds. They were closed when we got there, but we just hung out on the property and enjoyed the view. Lots of places to sit and relax. Great view!

Thank Hachitaeqs
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Really a unique and very interesting place with quite the history! The stories surrounding the lighthouse are very interesting. During the Revolutionary War.....there is history about how the soldiers and people of the area circulated around the lighthouse to fool the British into thinking there...More

1  Thank brumber
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I had visited here almost 20 years ago, but I learned so much more on this visit! The docents who gave the tours of both the keepers' house and the lighthouse itself were wonderful. They gave very detailed history and information and were a joy!...More

1  Thank DeetheCSC
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The lighthouse is in great shape. The people that volunteer there are very knowledgeable. It was interesting to see how far the water has receded and the area is now built up. It is pretty far inland now. We liked the old pictures of the...More

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We got some lovely pictures of this little lighthouse. Not sure if you can go up inside it. There is a plaque explaining its history. We were here on a weekday morning.

Thank Mimivfl73
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Even though the museum was closed, we enjoyed seeing this amazingly old lighthouse! Recommended for lighthouse lovers!

Thank Ex3
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We stopped by after hours to check out the grounds and the Lighthouse, primarily we were hoping for some good sunset pictures. Unfortunately the site doesn't lend itself well to such photos, but it is a very neat stop. It is the oldest working LH...More

1  Thank Jonathan K
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