70 Lighthouse Street; Rochester, NY 14612

Welcome To The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

Thank you for your interest in the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse. During the summer of 2014, Phase One of our tower restoration was concluded. The lantern room was removed from the tower so that brickwork at the top of the tower could be completed. While the lantern room was on the ground, we took the opportunity to restore it as well. Due to the generosity of a private donor, a replica lens was purchased and placed in the tower. The lens was dedicated to John Ochs and Benjamin O’Brien, two founding members of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society.

Lighthouse will open for the Season on Friday, April 5, 2019 and Close for the Season on Sunday, October 27, 2019

THE LIGHTHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED ON

EASTER SUNDAY

TO PROVIDE OUR VOLUNTEERS

TIME WITH THEIR FAMILIES

Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

1:00 pm till 5:00 pm (Last tower tour will start at 4:30 pm)

Special Tours during the off season can be scheduled by calling the Lighthouse at 585.621.6179 or email us at:  info@geneseelighthouse.org 

This year we have a NEW DISPLAY featuring the LOCK-UPS of Charlotte.  Learn the difference between a Lock-up & a Jail.

(just a sample of what you will see)

Watch this space for another NEW DISPLAY coming soon!


THE CHARLOTTE-GENESEE LIGHTHOUSE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

2019 CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

Information As of APRIL 4, 2019

JOIN US AT ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITY EVENTS!


March 31, 2019 Sunday, 2:00 pm: Annual Membership Meeting at the Lighthouse.

April 5, 2019, Friday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm:  Lighthouse Open for the Season

April 21, 2019, Sunday:  Lighthouse CLOSED on EASTER SUNDAY

April 26, 2019, Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm:  Excellus work day at Lighthouse

May 5, 2019, Sunday, Our Marine History Chairperson, Tom Brewer will present a talk with slides on the history of the Ontario Car Ferry Co., Ltd. at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 Est River Road, Rush, N.Y.

June 17, 2019, Monday, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Lighthouse will be host a Display Table at the Greece Historical Society Strawberry Festival

June 23, 2019, Sunday, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm:  Irondequoit & Greece Concert Bands outside on the lawn north of Holy Cross Church.  A RAIN DATE WOULD BE ON JUNE 30, 2019 SUNDAY.


HELP US KEEP THE FACILITIES AND ORGANIZATION RUNNING.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING PLEASE CONTACT US AT OUR EMAIL ADDRESS:  info@geneseelighthouse.org :

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, TRAINING PROVIDED WHERE NEEDED:

  • Guides to give tours of our Museum & Tower
  • Cashier willing to learn operation of cash register & credit card machine
  • Help plan & maintain the grounds
  • Gardeners needed on a regular basis
  • Maintenance in the Keeper’s house, tower & other structures on the property
  • Short jobs requiring plumbing & electrical experience
  • Maintenance

WISH LIST:

  • Wireless Phone System 5 phones preferred
  • Keurig Coffee Maker with compartment for storage of K-cups
  • Pop-up tents, 10 x 10 feet or larger
  • Storage Boxes, acid-free, for archival materials (assorted sizes)
  • Saber saw & blades, electric cord preferred
  • Reciprocating saw/blades, electric cord preferred
  • Palm sander, electric cord preferred
  • Heat gun, electric for removal of paint
  • Printer:  color laser printer, two sided printing
  • Skill Saw, 7 1/2″ round blade
  • Refrigerator with freezer, small size

Hours & Admissions

We have established new dates and times to help make it more convenient for visitors. There are new displays both inside and outside the museum.

Directions & Maps

Find out how to reach from various directions and a Google Map to find us easily, You an always call or email us ahead to get more information.

Calender of Events

We host a number of events each year, In our Calender you can find when a event is happening and plan your visit accordingly.

Donate to The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society

Become a member of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society and help preserve and interpret America’s oldest surviving lighthouse on Lake Ontario for thousands of visitors who come to explore our site each year.

Donate now and help us carry forward the mission of the Lighthouse Society

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