George Eastman Museum

George Eastman Museum

Museum, Movie Theater, and Library · East Avenue
900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, United States
Open until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
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World's oldest museum of photography and one of the largest motion picture archives.


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  • Ranked #2 for museums in Rochester
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    Katelin R.
    "Katie Baldwin's 2 cent tour is the best way to see the mansion!"(2 Tips)
    "world’s oldest photography museum"(2 Tips)
    Rochester NY
    "oldest film archives in the world."(2 Tips)
    Jennifer C.
    "They have great photo exhibits & movies in the Dryden Theatre too."(2 Tips)
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  • Marc M.

    The grounds can be as impressive as the rooms here. Expect to spend some time here, especially in the galleries.

    Marc Mayer · August 9
  • Liana C.

    Student discount on admissions tickets and technicolor exhibit is going on until the end of April 2015!

    Liana Casciani · April 8
  • Danica B.

    One of my favorite places in the New York area. Beautiful home and beautiful history.

    Danica Burdick · March 25
  • Mike B.

    Check out the museum of photography as well.

    Mike Barker · October 4, 2014
  • Mike B.

    Great museum with awesome gardens. Lots of history of Rochester here.

    Mike Barker · September 28, 2014
  • Randi C.

    Quie interesting - wish we had more time for this. Houses the original prints from Wizard of Oz!

    Randi Cohen Coblenz · May 20, 2014
  • Robert H.

    Thank you George Eastman for a wonderful career at your company.

    Robert Hopper · August 31, 2013
  • Anita M.

    Take the tour if you have time. Very interesting insight into the man and the house

    Anita Mac · May 4, 2013
  • Scott

    One of the most awe inspiring places I have ever been...George was an icon

    Scott · January 29, 2013
  • Kay R.

    John and Justin Young give an excellent tour!

    Kay Rae · January 13, 2013
  • George Eastman Museum

    It's the most wonderful time of the year...Gingerbread, Trees and the holiday spirit at the big house!

    George Eastman Museum · December 1, 2012
  • Rebecca B.

    Ask guides to demonstrate the player organ - awesome pipes!

    Rebecca Birnie · July 4, 2012
  • Eastman H.

    Lost Birds, The Carolina Parakeet, The Labrador Duck, The Heath Hen, The Passenger Pigeon and the Great Auk all here throughout the Gardens...find them all!

    Eastman House · July 3, 2012
  • Rochester NY

    Another must see in Rochester... the world's oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives in the world.

    Rochester NY · March 14, 2012
  • Justin W.

    beautifully curated photo exhibition

    Justin Waters · January 28, 2012
  • Nick G.

    Gingerbread exhibit is fun!

    Nick G · December 11, 2011
  • Thomas M.

    Open the safe upstairs. You never know what u will find. Directions are on the door.

    Thomas Myers · November 23, 2011
  • Shannon E.

    The gift shop in Mr. Eastman's mansion abode has a classic feel, with a well-chosen selection of DVDs, books and photo prints.

    Shannon Ealy · October 23, 2011
  • Daina B.

    Most comprehensive collection of Lewis Hine photography and historical data in the world.

    Daina Burke · October 5, 2011
  • Tori V.

    The Eastman House is closed on Mondays.

    Tori Valente · August 22, 2011
  • Katelin R.

    Katie Baldwin's 2 cent tour is the best way to see the mansion! Read more

    Katelin R · July 5, 2011
  • Karl K.

    The changing exhibits make ti a place you should visit several times a year-so become a member! You'll get discounts on the movies too.

    Karl Krzok · December 26, 2010
  • Tim R.

    Great exhibit if Rock n Roll photos

    Tim Reynolds · November 26, 2010

    This Museum was home to George Eastman. It’s the world’s oldest photography museum & one of the world’s oldest film archives which was opened to the public in 1949.

    HISTORY · August 9, 2010
  • Michelle A.

    Love the Colorama exhibit; the Jim Pond photo of the family in the convertible designates the beginning of American family dysfunction.

    Michelle Ashby · June 25, 2010
  • University P.

    Definitely an interesting spot to get some history behind the founder of so many successful and inspiring institutions in Rochester, NY! Amazing architecture.

    University Place · May 19, 2010
  • Erin K.

    rochester international movie festival! always entertaining!

    Erin Kobie · April 24, 2010
  • mfpm

    rad backyard/garden

    mfpm · April 12, 2010
  • Steffi D.

    archives are awesome!

    Steffi D · April 6, 2010
  • christina d.

    Check out the "Where We Live" exhibit before it ends on Valentines Day. Some of the D&C photographers are featured in it. Read more

    christina dicken · February 11, 2010
  • Jennifer C.

    If you become a member you can go on the upstairs downstairs tour & see things not open to the public. They have great photo exhibits & movies in the Dryden Theatre too.

    Jennifer Cisney · February 9, 2010

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