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George Eastman Museum

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Address: 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone Number: 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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Nice place but not alot not scene elsewhere

Stopped by as a side trip on vacation. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Museum was nice and well kept. We both thought the art work was a bit too much like what we have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Coralville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped by as a side trip on vacation. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Museum was nice and well kept. We both thought the art work was a bit too much like what we have many other places. Worth a visit. But manage your expectations.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The camera exhibits in the museum are very interesting. The special currently on photos of National Parks was very interesting. The house is well done and fun to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not that it would come as a surprise, but George Eastman's house is THE highlight of any trip to Rochester. A grand manor, perfectly looked after, with great garden and designated space for seasonal exhibitions. We loved the house tour - it is much more illuminating than a self-guided option. Whether you are in Rochester on business or on vacation,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went at Christmas time to see the gingerbread houses. It was fun for. Adults as well as kids.The atmosphere was enjoyable for all 5 of us.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to the museum and it was just as good as the first. My Mother-in-law and niece were visiting and wanted to do something historical. They both really liked the grounds and house. We did both the garden and house tour. I was disappointed that his bedroom had been turned into a play area now.

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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very intriguing visit! So much history and beautiful scenery around the museum. This was a great way to spend a couple hours through the afternoon, and the rates were fantastic as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A fascinating series of well staged exhibits on the development of photography and its contribution to societies and the world we live in. Some wonderful photos are displayed too. Interesting, informative, entertaining and inspiring!! Well worth the modest admission charge with the gorgeous Eastman House interior a lovely bonus.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The George Eastman house is a great Rochester attraction. The house is a joy to see, very large but not overwhelming. The staff is friendly. I highly recommend coming when a tour is offered -- this really added to our experience. The photo exhibits this week were interesting but less so than the house and Eastman's personal history. BTW, my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is fascinating. It has artifacts from the early days of photography and Hollywood as well. The gardens are lush, the mansion is elegant and George Eastman's life story grabbed us. We had very nice docents give us a gallery talk and another gave us a mansion tour. Both are highly recommended.

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Current display was of National Parks. Well done and many great photos. The historic cameras a cool to see. The house is ever changing. The guided tour is great and recommended. There was a gentleman playing the "house" pipe organ which is great also. It never disappoints.

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