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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 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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Skipton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Seeing this wonderful house and hearing the stories of Eastman were great. BUT this place is billed as the International Museum of Photography? so where are the extensive range of exhibits? there is one small room of cameras through the ages, and that's it! Nothing about the development of film photography through to digital imagery.

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Vernon, New Jersey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I loved this museum! His house is beautiful! The museum is very informative and I learned a lot from it. I loved the gardens. Even the gift shop has a lot of nice things. I am a photography major in college and I am happy that I went there. They had an exhibit on Lewis Hine which was amazing. I... More

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Toronto
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31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Terrific exhibitions, knowlegable and helpful staff, and an intriguing look at George Eastman, his life and his house. And stop telling me he wasn't gay. The evidence is quite clear.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

LOVED the museum. Excellent exhibitions and wonderful staff. The house was also interesting and Eastman was an intriguing man.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

First off, I'm a little biased as I volunteered for several years in the outside gardens. Year round you have access to Mr. Eastman's house which is full of beautiful furnishings and historical info. Next door is the photography area which has exhibits and photo memorabilia. In the summer there are beautiful gardens to stroll around. There are festive galas... More

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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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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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