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George Eastman Museum

900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2298
+1 585-271-3361
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Father's Day Adventure

My husband & I decided to do something special for Father's Day. We took my husband's father... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert C
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Syracuse, New York
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A bit of history for every camera user

A visit to this museum is a "must do" - so many historical cameras to see and good to see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CatKcentralIllinois
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central Illinois
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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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  • Average4%
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“his life” (32 reviews)
“house tour” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2298
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+1 585-271-3361
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I decided to do something special for Father's Day. We took my husband's father & mother out for an adventure. We didn't tell them where we were going-just told them to be ready by 9am. We gave father a card with a...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to this museum is a "must do" - so many historical cameras to see and good to see the development of film. The house is lovely - you can really feel George Eastman's presence in the rooms. Check out the array of movies...More

Thank CatKcentralIllinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun visit. Nice to walk through and learn about one of the most influential people in Rochester's history. Was a little disappointed with the content in the museum (didn't seem like there was a lot in there) but for a student its...More

1  Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum depicts the life and remarkable achievements of George Eastman who founded the Kodak camera company. The museum was his home and includes a small theater showing vintage films, many displays of cameras of his time, a lovely flower garden, and beautiful furniture, portraits...More

1  Thank Mid60sCouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well presented museum, half of it being photo displays and collections of old cameras, and the other half George Eastman's mansion and gardens which to most will be the most interesting part of the visit. Worth a visit, nice little coffee shop and gift...More

Thank essexboyracer2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlights of this site for me were tbe small room on the history of photography and the Eastman mansion. The small show near the entrance was the only othervenue open and was not to my taste. The larger gallery was closed while a new...More

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The George Eastman Museum combines excellent art exhibits, classic movies, a remarkable collection of cameras and photography equipment through the years, a complete history go George Eastman, founder of Kodak, his mansion in period decor and excellent and knowledgable docents to guide you through. And...More

Thank Hewitty15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting family in the area, I visited the Eastman House. The guided tour was outstanding; very informative, very interesting, and given by a truly well-informed and impassioned docent. The house and the way it is built is truly incredible and worth learning about. I...More

Thank jim t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Rochester, take the time to visit the George Eastman house. They have guided tours that are free with your paid admission. There are several photography exhibits as you go into the house. The tour was informative and took about 2 hours...More

Thank S T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love photography you will love this place. Always beautiful photos to enjoy and some photo technology to see. Don't forget to take the house tour - you learn something new each time you visit - one visit is definitely not enough.

1  Thank Julie T
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Sue W
How long should we allow to tour the mansion, museum & gardens?
20 May 2017|
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Response from LeslieBrownstyle | Reviewed this property |
2 hours
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kathryn0926
Is it handicap accessible?
24 July 2016|
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Response from George E | Property representative |
Yes, the museum is handicap accessible through certain entrances, and does have an elevator to get to the second floor.
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Sandra T
Hotels near by
23 June 2015|
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Response from CMercado-68 | Reviewed this property |
Strathallan (Doubletree Inn) is closest, and is a very fine boutique style hotel with an excellent restaurant. Another two blocks down East Avenue is the East Avenue Inn 384. It was opened in the 60's as a Treadway Inn... More
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