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The Finger Lakes Sights

Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse Museum

  • 70 Lighthouse St. Map It
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Updated 12/31/1969

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The lighthouse stands about a mile south of Lake Ontario, giving you an idea of how the landscape has changed since the 40-foot-tall stone structure was erected in 1822. In the 1960s a group of local high school students saved the structure—the second-oldest American lighthouse on Lake Ontario—from rumored demolition.

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70 Lighthouse St., Rochester, New York, 14612, United States

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  • Donations accepted
  • Early May–late Oct., weekends 1–5

Updated 12/31/1969


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