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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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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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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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Icon of the photography and camera displayed well here

Took my parents and myself to the GEM on a weekday in late September. It was a very interesting museum with lots of artifacts, pictures and history surrounding the man that built... read more

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Canandaigua, New York
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Canandaigua, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took my parents and myself to the GEM on a weekday in late September. It was a very interesting museum with lots of artifacts, pictures and history surrounding the man that built the Kodak empire. Admission prices are very fair and reasonable, and the museum is very easy to navigate. In addition to the cool exhibits, one of which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The George Eastman House and Museum are must see stop on any visit to Rochester. The home of George Eastman is most interesting and can be toured with a docent. The International Museum of Photography has exhibits and shows that are outstanding.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely estate. The tours are amazing, and included in the admission price. Don't miss them. The photographic exhibition was excellent, but much too small.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the George Eastman Museum the other day and while it was interesting, I left with a curious feeling that I had missed something. Upon arriving and parking on the side of the home, one walks all the way around to the back of the home which is the entrance point to the museum. After I paid admission, I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Eastman House is well worth a visit in its own right even if you don't have a particular interest in photography. It's a lovely place, and the tour gives you a good feel for Rochester in Eastman's day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

quick visit, worth while. We vistid here with some adults and some children (I was the only photography minded) but is was fun for all!

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Bedford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fascinating tour around the former home of Eastman, the pioneer of Kodak Brownie camera, but learned so much more about this philanthropic entrepreneur. A very elegant home, beautifully preserved, and heard fascinating stories about the life of Eastman and his many achievements in life. Well worth a visit for those who enjoy both history of famous Americans and historic homes

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The George Eastman Museum combines the house Eastman lived in (with period furniture or original furniture, I'm not sure), with an excellent museum on the history of photography and cinema. The museum has amazing holdings of early photographs, historical cameras, and other photographic technology. An education and a great experience.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The George Eastman House is fantastic and full of history. The tours are informative, gardens beautiful and exhibits grand. A great place to learn about photography, film and how it has become digital. However, this time I went to see Photography and the National Parks exhibit. If I used this exhibit as my guide, there is essentially one park and... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful mansion! Joyce W. gave us an awesome tour and was very knowledgeable! George Eastman is a huge is a huge part of Rochester 's history.

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