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George Eastman Museum
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Ranked #5 of 145 things to do in Rochester
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 2, 2014

When my father worked for Kodak, I visited this attraction fairly often during my childhood. If one's into photography and the film industry, it offers excellent exhibits are programs related to the evolution of photography.

The house is another example of how the self-made American millionaires of the late 1800's and early 1900's lived. Sad to think that Mr. Eastman was actually a lonely man in the midst of great wealth.

The site is well-maintained and located on Rochester's East Avenue, which has retained many more millionaire's homes that Cleveland's Millionaires' Row on Euclid Avenue. Probably not a site that younger visitors would enjoy, but, if your in Rochester, it's worth a visit.

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We attended a catered dinner meeting here. Very well maintained home and exhibits are well thought out. The staff were very helpful in explaining how to tour the facility. Makes you realize the true man behind the name KODAK.

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Sis and I decided to spend a couple of days in Rochester and this was a place I'd never visited, even though she had but was interested in returning. She said that it was quite different from her last visit a number of years ago.

We entered through the new wing. I loved reading the comparative history of important political, artistic and scientific developments. Then we went into the wonderful display of photographs of objects in space.

We went on to the beautiful former home of George Eastman, much of which was designed with his beloved mother in mind. This man made amateur photography available to the average family, enabling them to photo-document personal events. Not only did we learn much about the history of photography (who was Kodak?) but also about how the man did so much for so many through his philanthropy, both near and far. Much of the furniture in the house is original. We vowed to return in the summertime to see what clearly must be beautiful gardens.

By the way, the restaurant next to the gift shop had some interesting options--we stopped for a late lunch before moving on. The pannini was delicious!

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

This place is a beautiful old mansion, restored to its splendor in the early 1900s when it was home to George Eastman and his mother. The story of this founder of KODAK is really interesting and the collection of cameras and photography memorabilia is exhaustive. You can find your first camera here and enjoy the beautiful home.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We found this museum very interesting. The lady at front desk was able to discount our ticket a few dollars with AAA. Students can get in with ID for $5 each. Adults $12
We listened to an hour long organ concert. Didn't think I'd like it but I did. Enjoyed learning the history and walking around the Eastman home. Amazing what he did for Rochester. Will come back in the summer time to see the gardens outside. We did not eat in the cafe but will next time. The food looked terrific & homemade and prices were reasonable.

Thank TurnFamily
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