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Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

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Address: 70 Lighthouse St, Rochester, NY 14612-4710
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+1 585-621-6179

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We stopped by during the day and the office was closed even though the brochure said it would be open. Not really sure if we were just off season. Regardless we made the best of... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We stopped by during the day and the office was closed even though the brochure said it would be open. Not really sure if we were just off season. Regardless we made the best of our visit and walked around the grounds and read the signs about the history of the light house. Wish we could of walked up to... More 

Thank mima9151
Whitestone, New York
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This was one of 82 NY lighthouses I photo shoot.I also did the Irondequoit lighthouse trail.This is a faux lh,with only 7 out of 15.They won't let me review this trip.

Thank StanleyW2
Hilton, New York
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Thisis a historic lighthouse - good for seeing the past relived Is in good condition, and interesting way to spend some time at.

1 Thank Sharon P
Geneva, Illinois
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311 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

It only takes ashore time to tour the nice little museum there and hike up into the lighthouse, but it is very interesting and the docents are very nice.

Thank TravelerChicagoarea
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Very nice lighthouse that sits near the beach on Lake Ontario in Rochester NY. The windows were being replaced on the morning we visited so we were unable to go up to the top- A bit disappointing.

Thank pedsrn
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,346 reviews
712 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 597 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is up on the hill in the back of a church parking lot, which makes for plenty of parking! The lighthouse is nice, although wasn't opened when I visited. You can still walk the grounds and enjoy the history of this structure as it provide guidance to many a sailor.

Thank TryppAdams
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305 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I grew up in Rochester and lived there for over 50 years. this beautiful lighthouse is one of my favorites. We stopped by over the weekend to climb to the top. Unfortunately, due to time constraints that never happened. After a brief inside tour, we went outside to wait as instructed for a guide to take us up to the... More 

Thank Diane R
Staten Island, New York
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511 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We were pleased to find the Lighthouse open as our visit to Sodus this day (Monday) found it closed. A great educated staff with extensive knowledge of the property. We took the tour and climbed the stairs. Be aware that after the stairs there is a ladder to get to the top where the light is located. Our tour guide... More 

Thank bbbob84
Rochester, New York
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This lighthouse has a wonderful history and you can be a part of it. Tours are offered and you can climb all the way to the top. Would be a fun addition to a visit to the Charlotte Pier as they are so close to each other.

Thank CTrues49
Western NY
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We love to visit lighthouses. The gift shop was closed though I would love to have a mug from our visit there. My daughter and I smelled lilacs in bloom on the grounds around the lighthouse even though lilacs wouldn't have blossomed for another 3 weeks or so. I believe our visit was the 3rd week in April. It gave... More 

Thank ScarceTraveler

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