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George Eastman Museum

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Address: 900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2298
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+1 585-271-3361
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate...

The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world's oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections-encompassing several million objects-in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation.

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Great visit for history buffs

We recently spent an afternoon at the Eastman museum in a beautiful section of Rochester, NY. The Eastman home was the main attraction in my opinion, but the technical history of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently spent an afternoon at the Eastman museum in a beautiful section of Rochester, NY. The Eastman home was the main attraction in my opinion, but the technical history of photography was very good too. I found the life of George Eastman to be fascinating but not with out the warts that come with most people's lives. Lots to... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Almost every night the theater plays a movie on the large screen in the original aspect in the original medium from Silent and nitrate films ( only one of three in the country to screen nitrate) to much more modern but rarely seen films.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I make at least a yearly pilgrimage, often during the time of the Gingerbread House display in November and early December. I've brought groups of middle school students and the docents were fabulous with them. We've also come as a family or just as adults. There's something for everyone to see. Spend more or less time as your schedule allows.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The many different cameras and their evolution are fascinating as you enter the museum and I had not known Eastman was so instrumental (no pun intended!) in creating the music scene in Rochester and being such an inventive man in photography. The museum also tells of his unfortunate end which was surprising and made you realize as you walk around... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

George Eastman was a wonderful man and practically created Rochester and was the founder of Kodak. His life was a great example of what people that have money and power can do to help others become successful. The house and grounds are beautiful and interesting for all visitors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The spring bulb collection in the month of February is wonderful to see and smell. In the summer months the gardens are a place to listen to music and enjoy the sights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Rochester Jewel. So great to have the exhibit space attached to where George Eastman worked and lived. A beautiful historic building with excellent photography exhibits. Learn about the history of photography, enjoy the cafe and tour his beautiful house. In the summer, I enjoy the gardens and occasional concerts.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really love this place. It is not only historic, but a beautiful house that is also showing off the aristocrat's lifestyle back in the 18th century. Though this is a museum focusing on photography development from the very beginning, This in itself is amazing, but I also learned the life of Mr. George Eastman. We had someone who is... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit. The history of the place is amazing. For those interested in Photography this is a must. The house and specially the gardens are beautiful. It is a pleasant way to spend a few hours.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Eastman house is wonderful most of the time but especially during the holidays. My husband and I took our almost two year old granddaughter and loved seeing the houses through her eyes! But I went again with friends and saw so much more. The beauty of this house is inexplicable.

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