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George Eastman Museum

900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2298
+1 585-327-4800
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2298
900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2298
+1 585-327-4800
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Eastman House is well worth a visit in its own right even if you don't have a particular interest in photography. It's a lovely place, and the tour gives you a good feel for Rochester in Eastman's day.

Thank Dee040
Reviewed 27 September 2016

quick visit, worth while. We vistid here with some adults and some children (I was the only photography minded) but is was fun for all!

Thank Jeroen XLphoto W
Reviewed 25 September 2016

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...More

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 19 September 2016

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...More

Thank stormville
Reviewed 18 September 2016

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...More

Thank Cherie1971695
Reviewed 18 September 2016 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.

Thank Clara W
Reviewed 16 September 2016

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!

Thank RochesterDoug
Reviewed 13 September 2016

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...More

1  Thank megan m
Reviewed 13 September 2016

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...More

Thank Harvey G
Reviewed 9 September 2016

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...More

Thank Brian M
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Sue W
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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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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