High Falls Heritage Area

Browns Race Historic DistrictFishermen at Lower Falls.

The Center at High Falls is Rochester’s Visitor Center and a New York State Heritage Area. Take a self-guided neighborhood tour, which includes three scenic overlooks of the 96-foot waterfall. Our introductory Museum offers overviews of area history, geography, commerce, and culture. We are delighted to welcome all to this historic place of innovation and creativity, a gateway for learning about Rochester's resources and attractions.

Things to Do

  • Learn about Rochester's History, Geography, Commerce and Culture
  • See a Stunning View of High Falls 
  • Take a Walking Tour of Historic High Falls
  • Schedule a Guided Tour 
  • Enjoy three spectacular overlooks of the beautiful High Falls of the Genesee

The High Falls Heritage Area is part of the New York State Heritage Area System, featuring seventeen Heritage Areas and Heritage Corridors administered by communities across the state.