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The Center at High Falls is Rochester’s Visitor Center and a New York State Heritage Area. We offer self-guided neighborhood tours which include three scenic overlooks of our 96-foot waterfall. Our introductory Museum offers overviews of area history, geography, commerce, and culture. The Center at High Falls Fine Art Gallery celebrates contemporary culture through the work of local artists. The gallery offers year-round opportunities for exhibition, and continues Rochester's legacy of creativity and invention. Our lobby souvenir and gift shop provides ammenities for travellers, including hot and cold drinks, and happy memories of your visit. We are delighted to welcome all to this historic place of innovation and creativity, a gateway for learning about Rochester's resources and attractions.

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

Visit Rochester's Gallery of Local Artists

Shop for Uniquely Rochester Gifts

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.