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Wonderful little lighthouse

We love to visit lighthouses. The gift shop was closed though I would love to have a mug from our... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2015
Western NY
Was part of a movie.

Hard to get into and not very kid friendly. Was interesting and the Docents are very... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2015
Norman L
Irondequoit, New York
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70 Lighthouse St, Rochester, NY 14612-4710
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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

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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

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.

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 8 September 2014

The top is missing from the top of the lighthouse! It's in the back yard. The gift shop was closed. The grounds were roped off so you could not get close to the lighthouse. Make sure you check to find out the condition prior to...More

1  Thank 1sdman
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Nice walk with the wife after dinner. Weather started to turn and got back to the van before the down pour. Very impressive view as the storm approached with lightning and very heavy rain. Old ships were also docked at the pier.

Thank wrr50w
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