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George Eastman Museum

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Address: 900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2298
Phone Number:
+1 585-271-3361
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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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The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate...

The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world's oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections-encompassing several million objects-in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation.

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I love this museum! You will find everything from very beginning in photographic history to present day. You can learn about George Eastman's history and philanthropy that helped... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this museum! You will find everything from very beginning in photographic history to present day. You can learn about George Eastman's history and philanthropy that helped shape the Rochester area. They host so many creative events depending on the season. We are members of the museum and try to visit many times during the year to take advantage... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had only a short wait for a guide who was very well-informed and interesting. One of my guests decided to use a wheel chair and was able to use the small elevator which was there originally. Our guide picked a route to avoid the crowds that were there that day and pointed out items of interest along the way.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Rochester and we try to make it here at least once a year. You can see how the founder of Kodak lived and stroll through the galleries of photos, I learn something new every time I go here,

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Auburn, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great tour. The Museum tells the story of Eastman Kodak and many displays of photography and life of George Eastman. It has many interesting rooms with artifacts from years ago. Also a movie theater on site. Check the website for upcoming events.

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Perinton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The George Eastman is the former home of the founder of Eastman Kodak. In addition to the home tour, there are camera displays, photo exhibits and the location of many stored old movies. A Rochester highlight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a phenomenal museum. Be sure to take the guided tour. Great deal of history about Eastman, and far more than just cameras, though the cameras are very interesting.

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Rochester,New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit to learn about George Eastman, Rochester,NY,and the history of photography. Interesting for all ages. Tour the house and the grounds and enjoy lunch. Located in the Neighborhoods of the Arts walking distance to the Art Gallery ,Science Museum and Plantarium.Plenty to fill a day or two.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Family and I enjoyed the George Eastman Museum just after Christmas. We did the docent lead tour and the house tour. The history of photography was very interesting and the house was beautiful! Our tour guides were very informative and shared some interesting information. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I wanted to visit the George Eastman House in Rochester New York. Why? Because we knew about him (a great philanthropist, a kindly man and a great inventor) and wanted to learn more about him and see him in his environment. We admire his creativity, his dedication, his love for his mother (that's something I understand totally)... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Interesting history. As you walk through there is a want to understand and feel the history you are experiencing. All year events make this a place to visit several times a year.

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