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Drive by visit

We knew the lighthouse was closed, but drove there anyway. We were able to walk up to it and take... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Orange County New York
L H Junkie checkoff

Was in the Rochester area. Stopped by, closed for the season. However grounds and lighthouse are in... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Oceanside, New York
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

We knew the lighthouse was closed, but drove there anyway. We were able to walk up to it and take pictures. There is a box outside the door with brochures. We appreciated that because it gave the history of this little light house. Hoping to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Was in the Rochester area. Stopped by, closed for the season. However grounds and lighthouse are in very good condition. The area looks like its a hopping place in the summer

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wallysfood
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We visited the lighthouse rather late in the day, but despite a immanent closing time, the staff was most accommodating and actually stayed late so that we didn't have to rush. I sail on Lake Ontario and must pass the lighthouse as I motor through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheodenR
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This little lighthouse is a must see for anyone who lives in Rochester. The group of volunteers who take their time to try to raise funds and to keep it open should be commended. My only complaint on our tour was small. When in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank SSA40
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This light house is in a nice area in Charlotte. The beach is right there with the carousel as well as some nice restaurants. Make sure to check hours online before stopping in but it is a nice way to pass an hour. The museum...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BillK455
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We stopped after leaving the Ontario Beach Park. Unfortunately, the Lighthouse was closed, but we were able to take a few pictures and walk the grounds.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We had to drive around quite a bit even with a GPS to find the little street that takes you up to it. It is very quaint and overlooks the river and waterside places. It would be more fun on a Spring Day or stop...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank lmk1126
Reviewed 31 March 2018

I've been to a few lighthouses and this one ranks up there with the rest of them. Definately worth the stop if you are in Rochester.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Brothercane
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I recommend taking the tour when it's offered. It's not open until 1pm. I went early in the week when it was not open, but went back on the weekend when I had some free time. The tour is only $5, but you get a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mitchellm292
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The location of this lighthouse seems rather strange, unless the port/marina area has greatly expanded since the lighthouse was first operational. Its current inland location makes you wonder how ti would help ships out on Lake Ontario. We've been there a couple times, but we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank StuartGustafson
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