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George Eastman Museum
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Ranked #7 of 151 things to do in Rochester
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

It was a bit crowded because there was a gingerbread house display going on, but apart from that the rest of the museum was really enjoyable. The first part is more traditional museum exhibitions with photography and a movie exhibit, then the second part is Eastman’s home and more information about his life. The home part was gorgeous and the exhibits were really interesting. There was a really information movie at the end that we watched beginning to end. Altogether we were there for a little over 2 hours. The parking lot was complete full and kind of overflowing with cars when we left, so I’d recommend going early on a weekend so you don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot.

Thank hlawlor24
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"his life"
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"house tour"
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"gingerbread house"
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"beautiful house"
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"love photography"
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"his mother"
in 11 reviews
"dryden theater"
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"guided tour"
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"gift shop"
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"self guided"
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"on display"
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"pipe organ"
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"changing exhibits"
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"great history"
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"great place to visit"
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"second floor"
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

As a local we rarely take the time to see things in our area. This tour was amazing, so rich with facts, so many things to see and do.
As an ex-Kodaker it was especially amazing, but Mr. Eastman was a man with many levels of talents, interests.
Our tour guide was a father and son, the son is blind.
They both were amazing. Kids and adults enjoy this home. The real home he lived in with the real things he had. Mr. Eastman and Kodak played a huge role in this world.

Thank NancyJoW64
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

If you have out of town visitors during the holidays this museum is a must see. The house is decorated beautifully and you get a sense of Christmas and New Years from a time of opulence in Rochester,New York.

Thank patmcmike
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I have been there serveral times. I prefer the guided tour. Love hearing about George Eastman. I didnt give it a good rating because I think they need to expand on life at the house. The tour was very rushed We went the day after Thanksgiving so crowded. The
tours run only twice a day 10 am and 2 Pm Hope they improve the tour it would be so much better. Watched the film upstairs but the quality was poor and people kept interupting by walking in talking and then walk out.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

If you have any interest in photography or photographic art - this museum is an absolute must. Visit the home of the founder of Kodak. The mansion is nicely restored with many original pieces of furniture that were original to the house. See top notch photographic art exhibits. Check the website for movies showing at the Dryden Theater whch is connected to the mansion and museum. At times they will play original format films - even silent films circa 1900 which have a piano player playing live music throughout the film - as you would have orginially "heard" with the silent film - very unique. They also screen newer films (none in current release howerver). Many of the films are introduced by museum staff members or film students, giving very interesting insight into the classic film that is then screened. A real gem! Musem is very close by to many restuarants (by car). The museum also has a small cafe serving limited sandwiches, soups and beverages and ice cream. There is also a smal bookstore/giftshop adjacent to the cafe.

Thank David J
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