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George Eastman House

International Museum of Photography and Film, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
585-271-3361
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Ranked #4 of 42 Attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The man behind Kodak endowed many Rochester philanthropic interests, and his 50-room mansion is now a photography and film museum.

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Rochester, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I like visiting George Eastman House/Museum because you can totally envision the man who built a large part of Rochester through his company Eastman Kodak. It is very large, and full of items from his lifetime. The gardens are beautiful and care has been taken to make sure it reflects the way it looked, way back when. If you like... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you are interested in the history of photography or in technology, this museum is a must. It is devoted to both photography as an art form and as technology, as well as to the life of George Eastman. I later learned that in addition to their photography exhibitions and programs they have a very active film program and screen... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

a weekend visit with a friend from out of town we enjoyed the George Eastman House very much it was very interesting , historic , clean and fun to visit we can't wait to go back the gardens spring and summer time

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The eastman House is a beautifully restored mansion that lets you look at exactly what it was like when GE himself lived there. The connecting areas provide great experiences in movie viewing, garden (in season), current shows and selected photo equipment from their vast collection. Have lived here for 65 years and have taken groups many times and attended 100s... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

a great place to visit, I love Kodak and remember the pictures we took as children. The Eastman House is beautiful time piece with amazing architecture. after a fun day in the Museum you can walk the wonderful East Ave and see many mansions and then stop and eat at several restaurants just a few blocks away, many of them... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great place to spend an afternoon roaming around a beautiful old mansion... Lots of architectural details and period charm. Rochester is lucky to have the history it does.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautiful gardens and home to go through. They have the history of George Eastman and some antiques to look at. We go there every couple of years and we see something new each time.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful historical home to visit. Very informative. Beautiful grounds. A tribute to film on Rochestet, NY. A must see for everyone that lives in Rochester and visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In some ways a one of a kind museum. Excellent exhibits of historic and contemporary photography, cameras & related objects in modern viewing spaces. Attached to the George Eastman mansion giving a glimps of early 20th century opulence.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I thought that this was going to be just a museum to the democratization of photography that Eastman perfected. It was and it was a wonderful insight to what life was like for the wealthy in the early 20th C. I wasn't aware of Eastman beyond Kodak. His home was a bit eccentric but also a wonder of what one... More

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