Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.

George Eastman Museum

The mansion and surrounding gardens of the George Eastman Museum have so many details to discover; each season uniquely spectacular! The museum is a beautiful tribute to the life & legacy of George Eastman, and is the world’s oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives. The grounds are free to explore, but do go inside! I am always surprised, as a lifelong Rochester resident whose father worked for Kodak his entire career, how much I don’t know about Kodak and it’s founder.

The gardens

The grounds are open to the public for free, with exception during special events, like summertime concerts on the lawn.
Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.
Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.
Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.
Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.
Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.
Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.

The mansion & museum

It is amazing how much the building itself contains. A photo gallery with rotating exhibits from the museum’s collection, a showcase of the history of photography and the Eastman Kodak Company, a movie theater, the home preserved from when Eastman lived in it, and a massive pipe organ. Thankfully there are daily guided tours!
Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.
Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.
Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.
Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.
Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.

A great man’s tragic ending

“To my friends, my work is done. Why wait? GE”
Day Trips around Rochester, NY: To my friends, my work is done. Why wait? GE. The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.

Eastman’s Boyhood Home

You can also tour Eastman’s early home which was moved from Waterville, NY to the Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Genesee Country Village and Museum

Day Trips around Rochester, NY: The George Eastman Museum is a beautiful tribute to his life and legacy, and is the world's oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.
Debi Bower

<p>Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.</p>