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George Eastman Museum, Rochester

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The oldest photography museum that houses one of the oldest film archives in the world, George Eastman Museum, boasts a collection of over 3.5 million items. More than 14,000 photographers from around the world are represented in the collection, which includes virtually every major photographer from the past 50 years. Built in 1905 by the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, this 3,250 sq m (35,000 sq ft) Colonial Revival home features 37 rooms, 13 baths, and nine fireplaces. Take a guided tour, or walk at your own pace, and see the mansion, the grounds, and the gallery exhibits. Among numerous exhibits, you can view examples of the first successful photographic process and watch the forgotten works of early cinema. Tours occur daily. Plan your visit to George Eastman Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rochester itinerary planner.
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  • We made a stop on the way from Niagra falls to NYC. It was interesting for all of us. There is even an activity for children The house an furniture also worth a visit  more »
  • This was my second time visiting g the George Eastman Museum. The first time I only visited the museum, the second time we went through the gallery as well. I was fascinated by Mr. Eastman, who create...  more »
  • If you have ever given a thought to the history of photography and the evolution of Eastman Kodak as an iconic brand worldwide, a visit to the George Eastman Museum is well worth your time. The museum...  more »
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  • I love the Eastman House. It's beautiful and full of history both inside and out in the gardens. They will often host various photo exhibits. I viewed the touring Ansel Adams exhibit there years ago. One of my favorite places.
  • Wow. One of my favorite museums in Western New York! It's definitely very unique, and it celebrates a great man. Try to go in the summer when our can fully enjoy the garden. Definitely plan on spending several hours here. The free tour guide we had was soooo knowledgeable!! Great. Time. Don't forget your student ID for a steep discount!
  • I feel this is a must see in Rochester for anyone interested in history, business, or photography. It's astonishing to see someone like George Eastman build such an empire during his time period. This museum captures that along with a glimpses into his past. My husband and I brought our headphones and dialed in from our cell phones for the audio tour at no extra charge. I highly recommend this so bring your headphones!
  • Viewing films at The Dryden Theater at Eastman Museum is always a first-rate experience. Having Don Shelton there for a showing of Bull Durham was certainly a bonus. Full house, super audience, and lots of Red Wings baseball fans.
  • Amazing museum dedicated to one of, if not THE most important people to the city of Rochester. The galleries are great and the house and grounds are stunning. A must see in Rochester!

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Rochester features an extensive network of expressways, allowing quick and easy access to most major attractions regardless of which part of town you stay in. To avoid downtown's pricey hotels, stay in the suburbs for comfortable accommodations as well as free shuttle service to and from the airport. If you prefer a cozy bed and breakfast atmosphere, choose an inn or small motel in one of the city's quiet residential neighborhoods.
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