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.

THE CHARLOTTE-GENESEE LIGHTHOUSE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

2018 CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

Information As of September 20, 2018

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

OCTOBER 2018:

October 5, 6 & 7:                ROC the Riverway Weekend (formerly River Romance).  Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be a weekend to experience the Genesee River and its importance to our community.  For a complete schedule of events along the river and Charlotte, visit:  www.cityofrochester.gov/ROCtheRiverway  or visit the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee web site for tours and activities in the Charlotte area at: ontariobeachentertainment.org   The Lighthouse will be open their normal days and times, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm till 5:00 pm. for tours of the Tower and Keeper’s House/Museum.  The Carousel will be open for FREE rides all 3 days.

Sunday, October 7th only:        Events and various tours in the Charlotte Area.    From 11 am till 4:00 pm the Lighthouse will have a booth under the Big Tent which will be located at the North East Parking lot at Ontario Beach Park,  just south of the Carousel.   Our volunteers will be there promoting visits to the Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse for tours of the museum and Lighthouse Tower.  They will be able to answer your questions or sell items which will be on display.  There will be FREE pumpkins for the Kids and opportunities to paint the pumpkins on site.

Sunday, October 28               Last day of the season for regular tours.  Lighthouse will be closed for the Season.  Call the Lighthouse for Special Tours or if you need any information about the history of the Lighthouse or Charlotte area.

NOVEMBER 2018:

November 16 & 17                      Monroe Community Hospitals 21st Annual HARVEST CRAFT FAIRE 2018 sponsored by the Hospital Auxiliary.   The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society will participate in the FAIRE both days from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm.  Our volunteers will be there selling items from our Gift Shop, promoting visits to the Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse for tours of the museum and Lighthouse Tower and  answering your questions about how you can help by volunteering.

DECEMBER 2018:

Saturday, December 8th         Christmas Sale at the Lighthouse-10% Discount.  More information coming.         1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 9th            Christmas Sale at the Lighthouse – 10% Discount.  More information coming.       1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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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:

  • Experience person with QuickBooks- CANCELED this request, we have a wonderful person who has joined us.
  • 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
  • Kruger Coffee Maker with compartment for storage of K-cups
  • Pop-up tents, 10 x 10 feet or larger
  • Storage Boxed, 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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