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George Eastman Museum

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Address: 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone Number: +1 585-271-3361
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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World's foremost museum of photography and cinema, located on the historic...

World's foremost museum of photography and cinema, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography.

Its holdings comprise more than 450,000 photographs; 28,000 motion picture films; the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology; one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema; and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and makes critical contributions in the fields of film preservation and photographic conservation.

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Immersive and interesting

Great building and engaging history. Taking our own time after the tour was a good way of immersing ourselves in the history of the man, the building and the city, a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great building and engaging history. Taking our own time after the tour was a good way of immersing ourselves in the history of the man, the building and the city, a very worthwhile day for history lovers. Well presented although some of the docents are little over enthusiastic :)

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Sylvan Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been wanting to visit this museum for a few years. I took the opportunity this past August. The displays of photography and photography equipment blew my mind. I was a aerial photograph and have always loved taking pictures during my travels. You'll learn a lot here and take home a better understanding of photography and the development of how... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're interested in photography and old films you will love the George Eastman Museum. take a self guided tour of the house and in the spring and summer don't miss the gardens. As you enter the main house you are greeted by a grand staircase. The house is furnished as it was when George Eastman lived there. Check out... More 

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Thank sploppert
Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my adolescent son to the museum. We had not been in years, and it was an incredibly rich experience for us both. The photos were amazing, needless to say. All aspects of our visit inclusive of the grounds, indoor layout, display of various handmade holiday wreaths, gift shop made this a very fun visit for us both!

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The gallery has increased its visibility in the community with the appointment of a new director. If you live in the area you should be come a member which gets you access any time. One of the premier photography museums in the world, with a collection of photographic equipment and also movies and lectures.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know a lot about Eastman and I really enjoyed the guided tour. Worse a visit if you're in the area.

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Thank solenec19
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The info on the website and elsewhere makes this place look more formidable than it is. One parks in the ample parking lot at 900 East Ave, then follows the signs to the entrance on the side. You enter and there is an exhibit on the development of the camera on the right. I would suggest (especially if you have... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unbelievable place to visit both inside and out. Many times we have attended wedding ceremonies for outdoor pictures in the gardens and the info and photography and architecture is second to none. A fabulous day visit with family or friends.

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is a fantastic museum that is chock-full of facts and details about the life and contributions of George Eastman. There is a lovely garden as well and they have music performances in the summer. I was impressed with the large gift shop that had something for everyone - from young children to grandparents.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The Eastman house is a beautiful house with beautiful grounds, an interesting museum, and offers wonderful cultural experiences.

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