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Finger Lakes

George Eastman Museum

900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607-2298

Phone: (585) 327-4800

An official Path Through History Site! The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, NY on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film, entrepreneur, and founder of the Eastman Kodak Company. 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. There is always something new to engage, educate, or entertain you at the Eastman Museum. At all times, at least three temporary exhibitions on photography and cinema—most of which change about every four months—in the main exhibition galleries, the Project Gallery for contemporary works, and the History of Photography Gallery. George Eastman’s historic mansion and gardens, where one can see how this visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist lived for almost 30 years during the early twentieth century—one of only two National Historic Landmarks in Monroe County. You can also explore the museum from home with virtual tours available at