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George Eastman Museum

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Address: 900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2298
Phone Number: 585 271 3361
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11:00 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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nothing like it in the world

It would be impossible not to find something fascinating here. I take my teen children often, and we all head in different directions for our favorite things. This is interactive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
sharon s
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It would be impossible not to find something fascinating here. I take my teen children often, and we all head in different directions for our favorite things. This is interactive learning at its finest. The history of film, photography, moving pictures - all visuals, are displayed in easy to understand form. All this and a tour of the mansion as... More 

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

A must see when in town. It's a beautiful mansion and museum. The old cameras and artifacts are amazing. Don't forget to check out the Dryden Theatre on the premises. The best time to go is during winter when it's all decorated and they have hundreds of beautiful gingerbread houses on display. George would be proud!

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Thank Donna L
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The GEM is heaven for a photographer but also a real historical adventure for even those you are not into photography. The home is beyond description, the historical settings, the gardens, the exhibits make that the #1 history spot in Rochester.

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Thank Fred B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend and I spent an afternoon walking through the home. I had visited many years ago and found the changes impressive. Toward the back of the property is the entrance to the museum. We were offered a group tour or an audio tour, but we chose to walk through at our own pace. We strolled through the museum into... More 

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

I live in Rochester, NY. It is often true that one might not go to places in one's own town, for me it is the opposite. I go to the George Eastman Museum as often as possible. I go to the Dryden Theater for the amazing Silent Tuesdays offerings. Who could see these old silent treasures with live piano accompaniment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in town for a wedding a had a few hours to burn. What a great 3 hours we took to tour the museum! The tour guide was very informative and did not hurry us through the home. Lots to look at and read. We stumbled onto the outdoor tour at the end of our indoor tour. The grounds... More 

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Hamlin, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went with a group from work. Impressed by what was there. Really liked the national parks pictures. Love the organ room. Did not allow enough time to see everything. There for less than two hours. Probably need four hours. Will come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 2 hour's looking at the home, watching film clips and photos and walking in the gardens. The home was impressive in that he added an additional few feet to the music room at the cost of $750K( 1930's)!!! We did not know a lot about the man, but he was fascinating!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat place--interesting tidbits about George Eastman and his life and what he has done for the surrounding Rochester Area--- woman natives that are 40 years or older will enjoy seeing hat boxes from McCurdy's and Sibley's and B Forman Dept stores in the closet. Display on photography regarding the national parks was great--lots of great insight on the history of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a unique house and amazing picture gallery. There is plenty of parking. The discount is for Sr. Children are free.The grounds are open to walk around which you must do. You can get some beautiful pictures here. The staff is very efficient. We were taking a picture with one of the objects. It had a do not... More 

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