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Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

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Address: 70 Lighthouse St, Rochester, NY 14612-4710
Phone Number: +1 585-621-6179
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This is a small quaint lighthouse however the tour guides provide very in depth discussion about not only the lighthouse and its history but the history of the surrounding area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
EWING529
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Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small quaint lighthouse however the tour guides provide very in depth discussion about not only the lighthouse and its history but the history of the surrounding area. Definitely worth the $5.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time learning about the lighthouse and history and then we went to the top. The stairs are pretty steep and at the end you have to climb a ladder to get into the very top. But well worth it. The view is amazing and the volunteers are awesome!!

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Noblesville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cool lighthouse ... you receive a sticker when you go up to the top ... don't do this on a really hot day because it gets really hot up there LOL. Great fun for kids who are not afraid of heights.

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Thank mburbank2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The lighthouse was closed when we visited, but we walked over to the riverfront boardwalk and the views were very beautiful. There is a nice little seafood restaurant there and benches to sit and just enjoy the scenery.

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Thank Ann M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My 3 year old wanted to see what it was like in a lighthouse. We visited the museum and the lighthouse. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The view from the top of the lighthouse is beautiful!

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Thank Sarah A
Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the lighthouse. The small museum in the keepers house had some interesting displays, and the curator did a great job explaining the history of the lighthouse. Then we climbed the lighthouse and enjoyed the view!

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Thank TJShamong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful grounds. They were closed when we got there, but we just hung out on the property and enjoyed the view. Lots of places to sit and relax. Great view!

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Fairport, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Really a unique and very interesting place with quite the history! The stories surrounding the lighthouse are very interesting. During the Revolutionary War.....there is history about how the soldiers and people of the area circulated around the lighthouse to fool the British into thinking there was an endless supply of soldiers defending the area..and they retreated. The walk up the... More 

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Endicott, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I had visited here almost 20 years ago, but I learned so much more on this visit! The docents who gave the tours of both the keepers' house and the lighthouse itself were wonderful. They gave very detailed history and information and were a joy! These volunteers obviously love their work because they are so thorough and cheerful. They didn't... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The lighthouse is in great shape. The people that volunteer there are very knowledgeable. It was interesting to see how far the water has receded and the area is now built up. It is pretty far inland now. We liked the old pictures of the area. Climbed to the top and the view is nice. My 16 year old actually... More 

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