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George Eastman House

International Museum of Photography and Film, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
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Ranked #5 of 60 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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Gray, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Even if there were no exhibits or galleries, the George Eastman House would stand alone as a gorgeous house tour about an interesting man. The exhibits were beautifully displayed, and thoughtfully laid-out. And exploring the history of photography alone could eat up hours of time. The gardens invite you to stroll and relax on a tour or all by yourself.... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Nice exhibit showing the history of film and photography in America. House is an interesting example of its time. Recommend if you have a bit of time in Rochester.

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Rochester, New York
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377 attraction reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited the George Eastman house this afternoon, where I hadn't been in over 20 years. It was an incredible experience, made even more educational and entertaining by our pair of hosts, a father-son team who explained everything in every one that was relevant to the life and times of this incredible inventor and businessman. They was so knowledgeable on... More

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Rochester, NY
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The founder of Eastman Kodak had a wonderful home that is well cared for and offers a beautiful look into the past along with a historical background of the man who created Eastman Kodak. The cost to tour the home is reasonable and in line with other historic homes.

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New York City, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited here recently and enjoyed a tour of the Eastman home and museum. The museum galleries had interesting exhibits and there was just enough to see that it didn't feel overwhelming. The cafe and gift shop were fun and the cafe was reasonably priced. I enjoyed the tour of the house although it seemed like there may have been some... More

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Navarre, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I toured the house and grounds of the George Eastman Estate on Aug. 2, 2014. Our intent was to learn as much as possible about this millionaire. We were part of the guided tour for the house which is in the process of being restored to its original state as when Eastman lived there. The tour guide... More

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Lewis Hine exhibition at the George Eastman House in Rochester runs through September 7, 2014. The fifth and final stop of an international tour, it displays over 150 original prints owned by Eastman house. Catch it if you can. Lewis Hine was a sociologist by training and a photographer by design. He taught sociology at the Ethical Culture School... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I love this place: how the museum and the original house become one (one place, one experience), the cosy store and cafe, and the fantastic films at the Dreiden theatre. In the summer the garden is also beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is definitely well worth the admission, and the tour is very comprehensive and interesting. The house itself is beautiful. The grounds were nice if not spectacular. There were many interesting architectural features. Eastman was way ahead of his time and apparently very engaged in the design.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I visited the museum with two friends last Friday we had a lovely guide her name was Sheree she enjoyed her job immensely and gave us a lot of background information on George Eastman and his family we toured the home which is very unique and very spacious well planned and simply different than any other home I have been... More

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