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Visit Rochester

Nestled in the Genesee River Valley and along the historic Erie Canal, Rochester is a hotbed for history and was considered “America’s First Boomtown.” Experience a full range of American history from equal rights to innovation and invention. Stand in the front parlor of the home of Susan B. Anthony, the famed suffragist who was arrested for voting, follow in the footsteps of renowned orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass who always considered Rochester his home, and discover the history of modern-day photography at the national historic landmark mansion and gardens of Kodak founder George Eastman.

Points of Interest

Come and see the place Susan B. Anthony called home during the most politically active period of her life. Stand in the front parlor where she was arrested for voting in 1872. Experience her amazing story of courage and determination at this National Historic Landmark, the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House.

A National Historic Landmark, the George Eastman Museum combines the world's leading museum of photography and film with the mansion and gardens of George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak Company.

History comes alive with the largest living history museum in New York State, the Genesee Country Village and Museum. Costumed interpreters allow you to step back in time as you explore the 19th century historic village, complete with working brewery, blacksmith, pottery, tin shop and farm.