Honorary International Peace Garden at the Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse

70 Lighthouse Street
Rochester, NY 14612

The Honorary International Peace Garden is located at the Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse at the Port of Rochester, America's oldest surviving lighthouse on Lake Ontario.  The colorful rectangular garden is on the south fence line of the property.  The garden is made up of four panels which provide the visitor with the details of the four encounters here by the British during the War of 1812.  The garden also displays the magnificent flags of the US during the War of 1812, the current American flag, the British and Canadian Flags.  The Star Spangled Banner Flag created by an act of congress passed on January 13, 1794 provided for 15 stripes and 15 stars after May 1795.  The permanent plantings are knock out roses, shasta daises with red tulips that appear in early spring.  There are annual flowers with change yearly such as saliva, ageratum, etc.  Tours of the Lighthouse Keepers house and Tower are available during normal hours for a modest admission. For information dial 585-621-6179. This historic garden is part of New York States' Path Through History.

 

 

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