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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 61 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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Marion, Ma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the tour and exhibits. There is so much information conveyed by both the tour guide and the exhibits themselves it is overwhelming. My only reaction to this incredible story is one of disbelief. How could such a creative genius allow his company to be run into the ground by incompetent management ? Since the tour & exhibits... More

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NYNY, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The George Eastman House was a special treat for me as I worked for the Eastman Kodak Company once upon a time. On a family reunion trip we visited Rochester and took in the home of the Founder and saw the palatial mansion and gardens, some of the early cameras and items describing the popularizer of photography cameras, film and... More

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Weston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As so many others have pointed out this is both a museum of photography and film and a fabulous home. I particularly liked the pipe organ Mr. Eastman had installed and he employed a full time organist to entertain him. On the museum side, besides the expected exhibits of images and apparatus, there are two theatres. The Dryden has public... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Eastman house is actually most like two museums squooshed together. The first half is a photography gallery, with a small exhibit on the history of photography, and several temporary galleries. To be totally honest, I found this part more limited than I expected, though I do I think I happened to catch a bad window when two new exhibits... More

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Elkins Park
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Eastman House is a "must see" if you're in the Rochester area. We took a grounds tour and learned a lot about the area and property. The interior is well preserved and the exhibits interesting. make sure you watch the video on the restoration of the organ - fascinating!

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Purchase
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Definitely something you have to do when in Rochester if you like history and/or photography. Lots of exhibits and the house is really fun to walk through.

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Albany, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nice walk through of a stately mansion. Tours are self guided which is nice, allowing you to take as much or little time as you would like.

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

The house and the museum exhibits are so informative. Special exhibits in particular that cover items not usually seen are remarkable.

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United States
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I recently toured the George Eastman House and am glad I did! The house is magnificent, and the art galleries/museums are not to be missed. The entry fee is fourteen dollars($1.00 discount for AAA members) and well worth every penny. The woman at the ticket counter was very friendly. She actually took the time to go through the map of... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have only great memories of The George Eastman House. It's fantastic and so full of life and experience. It's definitely a MUST SEE when in Rochester.

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