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George Eastman Museum

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Address: 900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2298
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+1 585-271-3361
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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History and Technology in one place

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... read more

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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

See the home of the man who brought photography to the world, there is a museum that will have rotating exhibits, tours guided or self guided and a cafe. Then tour the private home of Eastman which done recent restoration. see how he lived and his collections. a must see for photo enthusiast and one of the highlight on a... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Eastman home/museum is a must-see! I was so intrigued by the stories told by both the guides in the home and gardens. It was truly inspiring. My only comment/criticism is that the Animal House display on the pool table in the stately study covered an item of interest in a most curious way.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool historic place for adults and children ( when they have a child friendly function) . The tour of the rooms is fascinating for those of us who like to peek into the past! The grounds are are meticulously maintained. If you are in Rochester and you are interested in the founder of Eastman Kodak this is for you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When George Eastman founded Kodak in 1888, he thought everyone should have healthcare, education, music appreciation and profit-sharing. Even by today's standard, he was ahead of his times. He changed photography and film making as we know it with invention of the inexpensive Brownie camera and film. His house contains 37 spacious rooms, several of which are open to the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you've been here before, there are always new photos you've never seen before and new things learned.

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Irondequoit, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GEM is several museums ins one: early 20th century luxury home, beautiful gardens, movie theater, and photographic technology museum.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The George Eastman House is a double bonus. You can tour the mansion that George Eastman built and lived in. Most of the furnishings are original or at least contemporary to the time period, and give insight to Eastman's lifestyle. Secondly, the back of the building houses a gallery with continually changing exhibits, and an historical collection of photographic equipment.... More 

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Belmont, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

George Eastman was quite the guy. The house tour was very informative. However, I thought we would see the different stages of photography (I.e. how photography evolved), but we didn't. So, if you want to learn about George Eastman's life and see the house he had built, this tour is for you.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The George Eastman Museum offers something for everyone, exhibits of historical and modern photography, exhibits on the history and technology of photography, a small but delightful cafe, daily showing of movies from all periods of cinematography, spectacular gardens, and the restored home of George Eastman.

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