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GPL On the Town: Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Tour

GPL On the Town: Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Tour In-Person

GPL Out On the Town takes us to the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse - America's oldest surviving lighthouse on Lake Ontario Meet us at the site location, 70 Lighthouse Street. Rochester, NY 14612, for a complete guided tour: Climb the tower’s iron staircase and see panoramic views of the port. Tour the keeper’s house to enjoy exhibits on the port, the Village of Charlotte and Ontario Beach Park. View the replica lantern which the U.S. Coast Guard has designated as a secondary aid to navigation and returned it to official maritime maps. Visit the Honorary International Peace Garden where commemorative panels tell how the area was invaded by the British during the War of 1812. Check-in time 12:45 pm: Registered patrons will be granted access to the tour upon check-in with a library staff person at the tour site. Additional youth tickets (ages 5-17) may be purchased at that time. Be sure to bring a camera to document your journey and stop at the gift shop to pick up a keepsake of your visit! Built on a bluff overlooking the Genesee River, the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse is the oldest surviving light on Lake Ontario. The forty-foot tower, a well, and original keeper’s house were built in 1822. Today, the site is an educational center and a City of Rochester landmark on the Seaway Trail. Facility Rules: Museum is open to visitors 2nd floor closed to visitors (Private Residence) Basement closed to visitors The lighthouse keeper’s house (museum) is NOT wheelchair accessible. Tower Guidelines for everyone: The tower guide is responsible for the safety of visitors; therefore the tower guide is empowered to either close the tower or deny a visitor the opportunity to visit the tower. Tower shall be closed during periods of wet weather and also when thunder and lightning are present. Persons not wearing shoes or unsafe shoes, such as flip-flops, shall not be allowed to climb the tower. Persons with physical infirmities, health issues or fear of heights are encouraged not to climb the tower. Tower Guidelines for Children under 5 years old must be: Over 4 ft. tall Must be accompanied by a responsible adult Registration is required due to limited space. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation.

Saturday, June 4, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Gates Public Library
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Registration is required. There are no seats available but a waiting list is available.


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