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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 #5 of 59 attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
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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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful Mansion with huge surrounding manicured gardens, water lilies, pathways, and more. George Eastman (Eastman Kodak) founder's home. Built for his Mother and extraordinarily large rooms, unique furniture, a pipe organ built into the home, Elephant Head in one room, lovely stair way, Drops you back into the gilded age of fancy everything. Eastman photography museum attached. Great cafe with... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

While on a trip to Rochester, my family visited the Susan B. Anthony home and the George Eastman house. There is a stark difference in the experiences. The Susan B. Anthony is an intimate experience lined with history while the tour of the George Eastman house is more of a museum experience with an independent feel. You can tour rooms... More

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Toronto
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I would have liked to see more on the history of photography, but this isn't a very large museum, so they don't really have room, I guess. The one room on history was wonderful. There were other rooms with displays re specific photographers that were well done. The Eastman House itself was very interesting - I recommend the guided tour.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you're visiting Rochester, on the list of things to see should be the George Eastman House, home of the iconic founder of Kodak. While it might not hold the interest of younger kids, I have visited it several times over the years and found it's history and exhibits to be of interest. It also has one of the largest,... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Eastman House is one of Rochester's finest museums, with many wonderful things to see. The underlying mission of film history, restoration and storage/maintenance has made this place a worldwide name. There are concerts and seminars, award ceremonies, garden walks, lots of historic pictures and the wonderful home that George Eastman loved. I enjoy going to this place and sharing... More

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

George Eastman house is beautiful when the tulips are displayed in the spring. It smells so great throughout the interior. It's also a great places to visit during the gingerbread displays & Christmas trees. While walking through you get the sense that the previous residents are very proud of the way their home has been taken care of and displayed... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

One of Rochester's gems, the George Eastman House is really the mansion of the founder of American photography and Kodak, George Eastman. The historic home in downtown Rochester features the International Museum of Photography and Film, guided tours, a movie theater, special exhibit areas and outdoor gardens. Parking is free.

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Allentown, PA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Upscale accommodations for a bachelor pad. All the comforts of home plus a separate kitchen so he could experiment without interruption from the chef. Also a tribute to self learning as he learned on his own by reading many books?

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toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This museum devoted to the Kodak film magnate has one disappointing flaw, there are very little photographs in the gallery ! On a recent visit , there were two one room galleries open with less than 100 photographs on display, our tour guide boasted of the extensive collection and archives in the complex but this was sadly not evident in... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have not toured the EastmanHouse in a very long time. The special exhibit was great and the whole tour was also.

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