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 Travel Tips
- Free parking available.
- Guided tours must be booked in advance.
Entrance Ticket Details For George Eastman Museum
- 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 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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19.56% of people who visit Rochester include George Eastman Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
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
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George Eastman Museum Reviews & Ratings
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I think you are talking about the Nitrate Film Show. It is going to take place between May 3-5, 2019. The timings vary depending upon the tour you decide to take or workshop you wish to attend. You can find details about the same by visiting their official website or call them on (585) 327-4800.Report Abuse