George Eastman Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, United States
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5852713361
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids

George Eastman Museum - Review

Built in 1905 for George Eastman (who bequeathed it to the city of Rochester upon his death), chartered as a museum in 1947, this building is the world’s oldest photography museum (400,000 photographs), as well as one of the oldest film archives (28,000 titles).

As such, the museum is also famous for having pioneered film and photography preservation. It’s most famous exhibits include the Civil War photographs by Alexander Gardner, the Alden Scott Boyer collection, the Louis Walton Sipley collection, and the Gabriel Cromer collection. There is also an excellent exploration of the film and photography technology, with over 16000 historical artefacts. Those who visit the museum for research end up perusing the extensive library.

Additionally, the museum houses the furnishings, books, and decorative arts of George Eastman himself. The museum is also the location of the historic Dryden Theatre.

George Eastman Museum Information

  • Free parking available.
  • Guided tours must be booked in advance.

George Eastman Museum Ticket Prices

  • Seniors (65+): $13
  • Students (with ID): $5
  • Children (5-17): $5
  • Free for under 4.
  • Group Guided Tours: $10 + $1 for every additional person on tour.
  • Dryden Theatre: Adult: $8; Students (with ID): $4; Free for under 17.

George Eastman Museum Hours

Dryden Theatre Screenings: 

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 7:30pm
  • Sunday: 2:00pm
  • Timings may vary.

How To reach George Eastman Museum by Public Transport

  • By Bus: 45-47X/48X, 45-48X/4X, 45-51/13X, 45/51/47/48/1X, 45/51/47/48/34, 45/51/47/48/36X, 47/48/1X, 48, 51X/38X stop University & Portsmouth.
  • By Bus: 57, 81 stop East & Portsmouth.
  • By Car

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TripHobo Highlights for George Eastman Museum

  • George Eastman Museum Address: 900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, United States
  • George Eastman Museum Contact Number: +1-5852713361
  • George Eastman Museum Timing: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • George Eastman Museum Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit George Eastman Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit George Eastman Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 67.52% of people who visit Rochester include George Eastman Museum in their plan

  • 73.85% of people start their George Eastman Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see George Eastman Museum

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

91.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting George Eastman Museum

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George Eastman Museum, Rochester Reviews

  • I was there for the Garden Vibes event they hold every year. It was wonderfully fun. There were so many people who attended and the music and atmosphere was so pleasant and enjoyable. The gardens are also very nice. It was a very good time relaxing in lawn chairs and enjoying the good music and meeting new people. If you ever have the chance, get tickets to this event! Don't miss out!

  • Enjoyed seeing the progressive thinking of such a great man, even if he was such a troubled soul. House and grounds are absolutely beautiful. Great care is taken to preserve the building and the furnishings. All the staff were extremely friendly, respectful and oh so helpful. All were willing to answer questions about the house. Everyone was so knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed the formal tour. Would recommend to anyone interested in history or photography.

  • Wonderful place to see & explore. There's lots of rooms to look through, photos, furniture, & equipment. The history of the camera, & George Eastman's life is fantastic, & very interesting. Parking is always free, & ample. There is handicapped parking & an entrance, & a ramp, along w/ an elevator to the second floor. The 3rd floor was closed to us, but on special occasions, is open for traffic. It had been at least 20 years, since we saw this house, if yr in Rochester, this is a great spot to check out.

  • Relatively small and not much in way of historical photography. Almost nothing about Kodak as a company. Would have been nice to see a history of their brand like 35mm Kodachrome and other films and also its history in motion pictures. Modern photography galleries spotlighted only on a couple artists and mostly unremarkable ones. Giftshop staff were unhelpful.

  • I've been here before, but never to the cafe and gift shop. Neither disappointed! The food was delicious and the staff was very nice and helpful! I will definitely go again. In response to your response. It was suppose to be 5 Star. I have corrected that. Thank you for bring that to my attention so I could reflect the wonderful establishment that you are.

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