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Classic Lighthouse on the Shore of Lake Ontario

We were pleased to find the Lighthouse open as our visit to Sodus this day (Monday) found it... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2015
Staten Island, New York

This lighthouse has a wonderful history and you can be a part of it. Tours are offered and you can... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2015
Rochester, New York
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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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 15 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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank CTrues49
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...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank ScarceTraveler
Reviewed 21 May 2015

This little lighthouse is a real gem. Great and easy location.I live in south Florida, but i like to always check in the lighthouse from time to time. They do tours on-site, and it's a nice little piece of history.

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Jon R
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Hard to get into and not very kid friendly. Was interesting and the Docents are very knowledgeable. Was in the Movie Lady in White. Spooky and something to do in Charlotte during the beach riots.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Norman L
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Take the guided tour because it's not that expensive, I paid $3 admission and it's really informative. Although kids are welcome, it might be a little boring for the really young ones but even they might enjoy going into the tower. Nice view of the...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank elfie
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Taking a step back in time and realizing how far back the shoreline in the Greater Rochester area used to come. This historical marker is located behind the Holy Cross Church with easy access during the summer months. Enjoy the scenery and the warm breeze!

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Bennyhanaa
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Interesting history given during tour, opportunity to climb to the top and see the view, as well as chance to explore the gardens.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Weena
Reviewed 8 November 2014

We were lucky enough to visit the lighthouse on a recent trip to Rochester. The hours are somewhat limited, especially in the fall, so it's best to check the website before going. We could not go up into the lighthouse itself because new railings are...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Jennavril
Reviewed 6 November 2014

I have travelled and seen many lighthouses. It is nice to a lighthouse on a hill over looking the marina and the lake, It was a beautiful view.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Wendy R
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