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George Eastman Museum

900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2298
+1 585-271-3361
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Great Visit

We went at Christmas time to see the gingerbread houses. It was fun for. Adults as well as kids.The... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
Rochester, New York
Great place to bring out of town guest

This was my second visit to the museum and it was just as good as the first. My Mother-in-law and... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Dan W
Rochester, New York
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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 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2298
+1 585-271-3361
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We went at Christmas time to see the gingerbread houses. It was fun for. Adults as well as kids.The atmosphere was enjoyable for all 5 of us.

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This was my second visit to the museum and it was just as good as the first. My Mother-in-law and niece were visiting and wanted to do something historical. They both really liked the grounds and house. We did both the garden and house tour....More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 18 July 2016

A very intriguing visit! So much history and beautiful scenery around the museum. This was a great way to spend a couple hours through the afternoon, and the rates were fantastic as well.

Thank Joshua K
Reviewed 16 July 2016

A fascinating series of well staged exhibits on the development of photography and its contribution to societies and the world we live in. Some wonderful photos are displayed too. Interesting, informative, entertaining and inspiring!! Well worth the modest admission charge with the gorgeous Eastman House...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

The George Eastman house is a great Rochester attraction. The house is a joy to see, very large but not overwhelming. The staff is friendly. I highly recommend coming when a tour is offered -- this really added to our experience. The photo exhibits this...More

Thank mgbenjer
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This museum is fascinating. It has artifacts from the early days of photography and Hollywood as well. The gardens are lush, the mansion is elegant and George Eastman's life story grabbed us. We had very nice docents give us a gallery talk and another gave...More

Thank Anita M
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Current display was of National Parks. Well done and many great photos. The historic cameras a cool to see. The house is ever changing. The guided tour is great and recommended. There was a gentleman playing the "house" pipe organ which is great also. It...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

A beautiful historic house and garden, interesting exhibits of cameras, photography, and art, and hands on kids activities. Worth a visit. George Eastman: an ambitious, determined, philanthropic, but ultimately lonely man. His story is an inspiring yet tragic one. The photo shows oldest known Kodak...More

Thank Jack G
Reviewed 8 July 2016

There are three parts to the GEM: The photography exhibits, the house, and the gardens. The exhibit halls are well curated, and the write-ups are very informative. This is a must for any photography lover. Fascinating! This is the absolute highlight, a true photography gem....More

Thank carpe_itineris
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The Eastman House is a beautiful home and definitely worth visiting if you’re in Rochester. I’m not particularly interested in photography so I didn’t really spend much time in the photography exhibits but the rest of the house is beautiful. The living room is amazing...More

Thank Bill D
George E, Manager at George Eastman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

Thanks for the great review! We do have tours of the upstairs and downstairs of the house that are free to our members. It is one of the perks of membership, and lets you see some of the interesting original features of the house that...More

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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