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Group & School Tours

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Group tour of a photography gallery
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three young adults looking at framed photographs on gallery wall

The George Eastman Museum offers an array of experiences for groups of all ages. 

Docent Guided Tours

Groups planning a visit to the museum may reserve private docent-led tours of the historic mansion, gardens, or Selections from the Collection gallery. Our trained volunteer docents can enhance your visit with additional insight to the life of George Eastman, the historic house and gardens, and the rotating photography and moving image exhibitions. Guided tours are offered at flexible times during regular museum hours. Each tour is approximately 45 minutes. Reservations required at least three weeks in advance.

Self-guided Tours

An audio tour is offered throughout the historic mansion and most of the photography galleries through the Bloomberg Connects app, https://www.bloombergconnects.org. Download the app and search for the George Eastman Museum for lots of extra behind-the-scenes content in 28 different languages. Look for symbols and stop numbers in the galleries. Service provider charges may apply. Reservations are required at least one week in advance.

The museum's eatery, Open Face, has limited seating and serves the public as well as museum visitors. Large groups cannot be accommodated. For more information, contact [email protected] 

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K-12 and Youth Docent-Guided Tours

Please review For Educators: Mansion and Museum Lessons: https://www.eastman.org/educators-mansion-and-museum-lessons

The George Eastman Museum (GEM) creates varied educational opportunities that meet the multiple needs of the Rochester community. These opportunities are on-site at the museum and delivered through a wide range of outreach programs to increase accessibility. 

Tours are designed to emphasize local history, photographic history, visual literacy, digital literacy, media literacy, and global competence. These skills translate across the curriculum. Each tour is approximately 45 minutes. Reservations required at least three weeks in advance.

K-12 and Youth Self-Guided Tours

An audio tour is offered throughout the historic mansion and most of the photography galleries through the Bloomberg Connects app, https://www.bloombergconnects.org. Download the app and search for the George Eastman Museum for lots of extra behind-the-scenes content in 28 different languages. Look for symbols and stop numbers in the galleries. Service provider charges may apply.  Reservations are required at least one week in advance.

For logistical changes or cancellations, contact [email protected]
For K-12 pedagogy questions contact [email protected]

The George Eastman Museum does not have lunch facilities. Please plan for students to eat lunch before or after their visit.

The museum's eatery, Open Face, has limited seating and serves the public as well as museum visitors. Large groups cannot be accommodated. For more information, contact [email protected] 

Book a School/Youth Group Tour

For school bus drop-off directions using the University Avenue entrance to the George Eastman Museum, please click here