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

 

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!

 

DECEMBER 2018:

Saturday, Dec. 8th & Sunday, Dec. 9th; 1:00pm – 4:00 pm

HOLIDAY / CHRISTMAS SALE in the KEEPERS HOUSE

EVERYONE GETS A 10% DISCOUNT

MEMBERS GET A 20% DISCOUNT

JOIN EITHER DAY & GET THE 20% DISCOUNT

Items for sale include:

Clothing, books, some used books for a very low price, various lighthouse models, christmas decorations, photos, post cards, Lighthouse magnets, and more.

THERE ARE STILL A FEW WREATHS LEFT FOR SALE

$25.00 EACH + SALES TAX

NO DISCOUNT ON CHRISTMAS WREATHS

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FEBRUARY 2019:

Saturday, February 9, 2019

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

LAKESIDE WINTER CELEBRATION

The Lighthouse Volunteers will have a table selling lighthouse goods from our Gift Shop.

Also learn about the History of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse & the area around us.

Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Table

Lishghouse Table

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Sunday, February 10, 2019:

REGISTRATION 9:00AM TO 11:30AM

PLUNGE AT 12:00PM

WHERE:  Lake Ontario at Ontario Beach Park  Rochester, NY

The Rochester Polar Plunge will be this day.

Clinck here for more information:  Transfer to the Polar Plunge WEB site 

Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge Last Year
             Sheriff Tod Baxter Leading the Way

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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:

  • Treasurer need to join our Board of Directors-Financial Background Required
  • 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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