70 Lighthouse Street

Rochester, NY 14612

Charlotte-Genesee Lightouse Historical Society

The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2022! We held several well attended events throughout the year to highlight this historical milestone. And, in 2023, we will continue to engage in the Historical Society’s mission to restore, preserve and promote the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse (1822), the Keeper’s House (1863) and the adjacent grounds for our over 2,000 annual visitors and the Greater Rochester community. As the oldest surviving lighthouse on Lake Ontario, the Historical Society operates the site as a historical and educational center for the Lighthouse, Lake Ontario and Genesee Maritime History, and the Village of Charlotte. A key part of the Society’s mission is to share the area’s historical journey, from the Genesee River’s harbor’s earliest days before the War of 1812, through the 1800’s successful commercialization of agriculture and Great Lakes expansion, to being named a National Historical site and part of the Seaway Trail. Additional mission objectives are to share the stories of the Lighthouse Keepers and their families, and technical details of the Lighthouse operation. An Honorary International Peace garden dedicated in 2012 serves as a tangible highlight of how the organization’s mission is shared with visitors.

We focus on: Arts and Culture

Where we are: Monroe

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