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“Home of Photography Icon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of George Eastman House

George Eastman House
International Museum of Photography and Film, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
585-271-3361
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Ranked #4 of 43 Attractions in Rochester
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The man behind Kodak endowed many Rochester philanthropic interests, and his 50-room mansion is now a photography and film museum.
Penfield, New York
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“Home of Photography Icon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This home has been restored over time and now has many of the original items back where they belong. Great place to see how the inventors and millionaires lived early in the 20th century. Dryden Theatre hosts great "old" movies and has also been refurbished. The docents are very knowledgeable and will answer questions. Must see for all whether or not you're interested in photography.

Visited September 2013
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Rochester, New York
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“This is an art gallery dicuised as the George Eastman house!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

More fun elsewhere. The grounds are nice and the mansion is nice But it is not the same as before. No hands on. minimal amount compared to the old museum. Everything seems to be archieved.

Visited September 2013
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Albany, New York
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“History in the house and the cameras”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I love visiting old homes of the rich. It is just fascinating. The Eastman house is a neat example of one. It's a bonus that there is also the museum and so many interesting things to see and learn there. Seeing all of the different types of cameras, including many you've probably never seen before, is a really cool experience. They had an exhibition going on as well but this one was a little on the bizarre for me.. it was about gender and a lot of the photos were not exactly something I felt comfortable seeing with strangers next to me, but such is "art." There were also a few films that were repeating on loop that creeped me out. Again, "art".. right?

I think the part I enjoyed the most as far as the photography items was actually the stuff in the area geared towards kids. Its upstairs in the main Eastman house, and even for an adult a lot of that stuff was just fun to see. Also, right near the door to the kids exhibit there is a hidden safe that you can open and close using the directions on the door.

It's a great place to spend a couple of hours, for both people who love old expensive homes and photography.

Visited October 2013
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Fairport, New York
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“Great time & very informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My 4 year old daughter & I just recently visited the George Eastman House. We were there to see the Gingerbread House display. While we were there we toured the house and got to see the old cameras and photography exhibits. We both we very interested and glad we went. I highly recommend this as a fun & educational experience.

Visited November 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
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“interesting house, great story”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Good mix of variety on photography and George Eastman. The only think that would have made it better is if they let me doodle on the organ (not gonna happen) and if they had a B&W photo lab to show how film and prints are developed. This is a vanishing art and should be passed along before everyone forgets.

Visited November 2013
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