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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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Great part of Rochester History

This is a great place for a bit of Rochester, New York history. They do have off street parking. Admission is reasonable $14.00 for adults and other offers may apply. This is... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place for a bit of Rochester, New York history. They do have off street parking. Admission is reasonable $14.00 for adults and other offers may apply. This is not just something for children or families. All ages will enjoy and it is wheelchair accessible. The guides are great. Plenty to do & you can also eat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a really fantastic afternoon, some great exhibits ,you don't have to be interested in photography.we went during the christmas season, lots of fancy dress and gingerbread houses.after some lunch in the excellent and friendly cafe we did a tour of the house and got a unique insight of how this eccentric man lived. i suspect the gardens are lovely in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

At Christmas time this is the place to see. So pretty with Gingerbread houses and wreaths. You can bid on them for purchase. Photo exhibit very interesting also. My 14 year old granddaughter enjoyed it and was taking pictures everywhere. A definite must see at this time of year.

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

If you go, take the tour! Great info! At Christmas time they have a gingerbread house and a wreath display and auction.In the summer there is a tour of the beautiful garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is not so much a history of photography science and technology as a sampling of photo tools over a long time span. There are lots of cameras on display but the intention is not to track all steps in photo history. Selections change over time. There were explanations of the types of image capture like daguerreotype, which I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting for the story of George Eastman, and history of Rochester. Beautiful grounds and setting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting museum of Eastman's house/ lifestyle and photography as a social phenomena. The home itself is well presented and the docents are interesting and engaging. Not all of the exhibits on photography were open. Well presented storyboards were throughout the museum. My only regret is that it was not summer and so the gardens were dormant; even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum, founded in 1947. The museum has a collection of over 400,000 photographs from 14,000 photographers dating from the beginnings of the medium (including the largest collection of daguerreotypes outside of France). It also features 16,000 items of camera technology, 26,000 motion picture titles and 3.5 million publicity stills and posters.... More 

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

A look into Eastmans' lifestyle and activities while building the iconic and now defunct company which bears his name.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Rochester, and still love to visit the Eastman House time and time again. So gorgeously redone to replicate how it was when George Eastman lived there. The history abounds and should never be forgotten. There is the museum part with preservation of a long forgotten era, and exhibits of what has been made possible because of George... More 

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