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a must see in Rochester

This little lighthouse is a must see for anyone who lives in Rochester. The group of volunteers... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Rochester, New York
nice lighthouse by the water

This light house is in a nice area in Charlotte. The beach is right there with the carousel as... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
bill K
Spencerport, ny
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70 Lighthouse St, Rochester, NY 14612-4710
+1 585-621-6179
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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

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

Thank bill K
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.

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

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.

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

Thank Mitchell M
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

Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is off the beaten path and a chance to see a bit of history. Does not take a lot of time but is interesting. You can go up into the lighthouse. A lot of steps !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank lybohero
Reviewed 2 July 2017

A short visit yet rewarding. The history and architecture were interesting. Truly a New York State moment.

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Very detailed tour. Friendly hosts. Good views. Low cost. Nice grounds. Peaceful. Stairs may be difficult for some young or old.

Thank Lillian D
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