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Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

Activity Overview

Located on Lake Ontario, the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse in the area. Built in 1822, the lighthouse has deteriorated over the years and undergone restoration in 2014. After the restoration efforts, the tower is now back up and listed as an active lighthouse of the United States. The view of the river and Lake Ontario from the top of the lighthouse is breathtaking. Don't forget to bring your cameras with you!

Things to Do

  • Come and visit the museum and the lighthouse. Take note of the admission days and hours. The Lighthouse Keeper's House has been turned into a museum. A guide will take you around the museum and a tower guide will bring you up the lighthouse tower if you wish. Both guides will tell you the history of the lighthouse.
  • The house and the tower is surrounded by a beautiful lawn. In May, you may be able to see lilacs in full bloom. Go around the grounds and take photos here too.
  • Visit the gift shop at the museum to purchase memorabilia such as mugs, keychains, and shirts.

Charlotte-genesee Lighthouse Insider Tips

  • Admission is $3 for ages 17 and above. Free admission for 17 and below.
  • Plan this as a part of a day tour or a side trip. The light house tour only takes less than an hour.

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