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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: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2298
+1 585-327-4800
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful museum and very informative for anyone interested in photography. Highly recommended!

Thank plantgirl2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the visit. The home is very well decorated and furnished. The museum exhibit of photography was not particularly great, but the home is worth the visit. The home has a pipe organ, two theater rooms, main and west gardens, safe, trophy room, etc....More

Thank SheltonMcBride
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The George Eastman Museum is more of a film and photography restoration and storage museum than a museum of the Kodak Company, photography and film. George Eastman's Mansion is the main tour able part of the museum. The house is beautifully decorated although a touch...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inventor of Kodak cameras, George Eastman, had no heirs, so he left his home and collections to the Univ of Rochester, which eventually turned it over to the State. It has been very well kept up, with many of his original cameras exhibited (as...More

Thank NewportNic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed learning about the evolution of the Kodak, history of photography and George Eastman and visiting his house. Senior discount available. Well worth a visit!

Thank DeborahandAndy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a special place and should be on the top 5 list of must sees for any visitor to Rochester or perhaps residents who have not been able to get there yet. The Eastman Museum includes the history of George Eastman himself, his...More

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend a half day touring the George Eastman Museum. It was fascinating to learn about the man who started the Kodak business and contributed so much to Rochester. The house/mansion restoration was well done. The guide was knowledgeable and helpful. I recommend this visit.

Thank 2020Bob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only a mecca for photographers, George Eastman Museum is a fascinating look back into history and architecture. The guided tour is worth scheduling around, as they give all kinds of fun information that you would not know on your own. Check out a movie...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an evening "thank you" for my staff there. EXCELLENT venue for an informative evening out. Cocktails and carving stations were set up in the atrium in the new addition to the home and George Eastman's mansion was open for tours. Everyone had a great...More

Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Maureen O'Connor, who is a docent at the museum, is the best tour guide I have ever had anywhere. Her enthusiasm and extensive knowledge made this beautiful home come to life for me.

Thank Mary161616
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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.
Sandra T
24 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