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“home of the father of photography”
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film combines the world’s leading collections of photography and film with the stately pleasures of the landmark Colonial Revival mansion and gardens that George Eastman called home from 1905 to 1932. The Museum is a National Historic Landmark. Mr. Eastman, the founder of Eastman Kodak Company, is heralded as the father of modern photography and the inventor of motion picture film. George Eastman House The Eastman House, the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the world’s oldest film archives, opened to the public in 1949. World-renowned for its photograph and motion picture archives, the Museum is also a leader in film preservation and photograph conservation, educating the top archivists and conservators from around the world. Mr. Eastman (1854–1932) built his home at 900 East Avenue between 1902 and 1905. He created a unique urban estate complete with 10.5 acres of working farm land, formal gardens, greenhouses, stables, barns, pastures, and a 35,000-square-foot, 50-room Colonial Revival mansion with a fireproof structure made of reinforced concrete.
This was a nice add-on during our day trip to Rochester from the vacation house we were renting south of here. The two galleries were both nicely done with some amazing photos. The house was... Read more
Worth a visit! A fascinating look into the founder of Kodak and the history of photography/film. Very well presented galleries and an easy to follow audio guide will lead you through the mansion. Read more
Coming here for the second time was greater than amazing. I have been a photographer for over five decades now and just loved every moment in the museum and Mr. Eastman's home. I don't even... Read more
George Eastman Museum
- Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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