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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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Elegant and excellently preserved home

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... read more

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Bedford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week 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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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are members and regularly attend their classic film presentations at the Dryden Theater. We bring out-of-town guests to the museum to see the exhibits which change regularly and tour the house which is magnificent!

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

The George Eastman Museum is a historical Rochester standby. The property is beautiful, to say the least. The gardens are phenomenal, large, and calming.To know these were planted for Eastman's mother is a sweet little aside. The house is quite lavish and very interesting to poke around, and the Dryden Theatre (the attached eclectic movie theatre) features cozy theatre style... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the guided tour. They concentrate on Georges life rather than the photography inventions he did. However, its worthwhile. Then we walked the house and looked at the exhibits. I lived ibn Rochester in the 60s, and this place became more "touristy" with guided tours. That said, I still enjoyed it.

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Pittsford, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

George Eastman was one of the individuals who put Rochester on the map and his house and the attached museum of photography (one admission for both) celebrates some of the best exhibitions in photography that you'll find anywhere and they constantly change. The house itself is a unique look into George Eastman's life. The fact that he had the house... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting exhibit space focusing on the history of photography and the individual history of the man who made personal photography possible for the masses. An interesting and eclectic mix of the personal and professional life of Eastman and of Kodak's role in the growth of industry and development of the city. Worth a visit and not expensive to bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised how much George Eastman did in the medical field. There is a museum attached to his beautiful home. An organ fills the house with music with over 6,500 pipes that cover 3 floors. There are storyboards describing different displays around the house and a PBS historic video at the end of the house tour in a back... More 

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