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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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Must for those interested in the history of Photography

Although I've visited this location on several occasions, both as a youth and later as an adult, I've always enjoyed the experience. The house has a huge collection of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Although I've visited this location on several occasions, both as a youth and later as an adult, I've always enjoyed the experience. The house has a huge collection of photographic history, as one would expect from the founder of Kodak, George Eastman, but also some remarkable paintings by renowned artists. My maternal grandfather worked with Eastman and there's always been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Even though we are from the area, I had never been to the George Eastman house until we had friends in town. We visited and had a great tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We visited during the time of the Gingerbread House display which was a fun treat! I would love to... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were in Rochester for a meeting and the Eastman House was a short walk from our hotel. The house itself is quite impressive and we were fortunate to observe a wedding taking place in the garden. The fee is reasonable and discount coupons are sometimes available. If you are a detail freak, you could happily spend a half-day here.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The George Eastman House includes a museum, theater, house and grounds. It is a small tour so you can cover it all in a couple of hours. It is very interesting to anyone that is interested in photography for sure. The rotating exhibits seem to be very good as well. We did not see anything in the theater.

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Boone, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I found the docent led house tour very interesting with an opportunity to view the home while learning background information on the house and history of George Eastman. There is an exhibit of Kodak cameras, changing photography exhibits, and old/newer classic movies are shown evenings in the Dryden Theatre. Small cafe with sandwiches, snacks, and drinks available. This institution also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you know anything about photography this is a bust. There is essentially nothing new there and I would only visit if there is a special exhibit of interest.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The George Eastman House is a place to take your out of town relatives. It is a gorgeous mansion, has gorgeous gardens, and many many historical facts about Eastman Kodak (which is very nearly dead in Rochester unfortunately) and film history. Well worth a visit any time. Does not cost $$, very reasonable

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An important part of Rochester's history, with ever-changing exhibits and annual events -perfect for photography and history lovers, and a great place to bring interested out-of-town guests. My mother and I always went to the Eastman House for their annual holiday wreath / tabletop tree / gingerbread house exhibits and decorations, as well as for their spring Dutch Bulbs showing,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Yesterday, with an hour on my hands, I decided to visit and tour the George Eastman House in Rochester. There were a number of interesting exhibits on offer in the modern annex to the house and I had to decide between the house tour and exploring the exhibits. I chose the house tour and I was happy with my choice.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have visited the George Eastman House on a few previous occasions, but hadn't been there in a while. It was the perfect winter afternoon activity. The current exhibits were fascinating, especially the on on the history of technicolor in the movies. There was a flower exhibit in the house itself, which brought a badly needed breathe of spring to... More 

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