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George Eastman House

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Address: International Museum of Photography and Film, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone Number: 585-271-3361
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Description: The man behind Kodak endowed many Rochester philanthropic interests, and...
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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I, my wife and another couple visited the George Eastman House on a cold February afternoon. It was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. I have visited several "mansions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I, my wife and another couple visited the George Eastman House on a cold February afternoon. It was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. I have visited several "mansions" of American capitalists, and have always enjoyed them. While not as grand as some houses that I've visited, the Eastman house is still quite interesting. Unfortunately, being winter,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We love everything about the George Eastman House. It's a museum, an art gallery and a movie theater all in one. We often attend showings at the Dryden Theater, a throw-back to the old days of movie watching. The theater has been renovated and is now beautiful and inviting. Prior to that it was run-down and drab--no more! The cafe... More 

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Buffalo, Ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited the Eastman House today and took the guided tour. Our guide, Jim U. was very knowledgeable and he gave us a great tour. Of course the gardens were not open because it's February in Rochester. The tour of the house was very interesting. I highly recommend the George Eastman House for anyone looking to learn a lot about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love the Eastman House. The special exhibits and the rooms with all their special magic. Takes you back to when entertaining meant dressing up not jeans and a t-shirt. The Gardens are a wonder, make sure and take the tour of them. Visit during the Dutch Connection and experience a breath of spring in a cold Rochester winter. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The George Eastman House is more of a surprise than you might think. In the spring and summer the grounds are full of beautiful landscaping and flowers. There are wonderful musical picnics and teas and fascinating lectures and book signings. Of course there is also the unique Dryden Theatre, gift shop, and exhibitions. A tour will show you how far... More 

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Fairport, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Approaching the Eastman House while driving down East Avenue is an impressive prelude of what's to come. Each home and garden is unique, beautifully landscaped and a gem itself. However, the Eastman House is unmistakeable and resplendent. Architecture and History rival , yet blend making the tour a rewarding and informative experience. One of the best times to visit is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful home filled with stories and sights that will take you back to a time of discovery and wealth. This man put Rochester on the map and the story of photograph is told here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take the opportunity to not only explore the development of photography from the beginning to the latest in digital work but also see how the wealthy lived in George's lifespan. The gardens are lovely and in late winter there is an indoor display tulips that promises spring is just around the corner. Watch a classic movie in the Dryden Theater... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Thee is no other place like it on earth. The largest motion picture repository anywhere, its comprehensive collection of cameras and still photographs. A magnificent mansion that was state-of-the-art in 1905 with two grand pipe organs in its solarium. Wonderful gardens. A fine gift shop. And the best gelato in town!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Eastman definitely built something amazing and lived in luxury, but it's really not a place I would go as a tourist more than once. It's fun to see it, but a second visit not so much.

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