Conceived by local Rochester New York residents, ARTWalk is a permanent urban art trail, connecting the arts centers and public spaces within the Neighborhood Of The Arts (NOTA). ARTWalk is an interactive outdoor museum, located on University Avenue between the Memorial Art Gallery and the George Eastman House. Along ARTWalk you can find various pieces of public art, be it visual works, or practical things such as park benches or bus stops which are artfully designed. Art is even imprinted in the sidewalk!
Center at High Falls http://www.centerathighfalls.org
The Center at High Falls is Rochester’s Visitor Center and a New York State Heritage Area. We offer self-guided neighborhood tours which include three scenic overlooks of our 96-foot waterfall. Our introductory Museum offers overviews of area history, geography, commerce, and culture. The Center at High Falls Fine Art Gallery celebrates contemporary culture through the work of local artists. The gallery offers year-round opportunities for exhibition, and continues Rochester’s legacy of creativity and invention. Our lobby souvenir and gift shop provides amenities for travelers, including hot and cold drinks, and happy memories of your visit. We are delighted to welcome all to this historic place of innovation and creativity, a gateway for learning about Rochester’s resources and attractions.
George Eastman House http://www.eastmanhouse.org
As the world’s preeminent museum of photography, Eastman House cares for and interprets hundreds of thousands of photographs encompassing the full history of this medium. We are constantly working to increase online accessibility to our collections through this website. Eastman House is also one of the oldest film archives in the United States and is now considered to be among the top cinematic collections worldwide. Our motion picture archives hold more than 25,000 film titles produced between 1894 and the present. Be sure to use this website to check our schedule of motion picture screenings. And be sure to explore the mansion that was once home to George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company. The house and its exquisite gardens have been restored and offer visitors access to what was once a privileged view.
Genesee Country Museum http://www.gcv.org
Take your place in history, just 20 miles from Rochester, N.Y. This living history museum is the largest in New York and one of the largest in the nation. The Genesee Country Nature Center, which includes 175 acres featuring five miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands and meadows, is open year round.
Medina Railroad Museum http://www.railroadmuseum.net
Located in the old New York Central freight depot in Medina, NY, the Medina Railroad Museum is the largest freight depot museum in the country. The building itself was built in 1905, and is one of the largest (301ft. by 34ft.), last surviving wooden freight depots in the United States. Featuring the largest collection of artifacts and memorabilia known to exist under one roof. Also see the longest HO scale layout and diorama all on one floor, an immense 14ft. by 204ft, currently under construction. You can also browse our lovely gift shop. Enjoy a 2 hour train ride along the Erie Canal.
Memorial Art Gallery http://mag.rochester.edu/
A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000 years of art history. From the relics of antiquity to works in the vanguard of contemporary movements, the Gallery offers a panorama of the world’s art. The Gallery’s permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects has been called the best balanced in the state outside of metropolitan New York City. In addition to its collection, the Gallery offers a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts, tours and family activities.
Strong Museum of Play http://www.strongmuseum.org
Recognized as one of the nation’s top museums for families and children, Strong National Museum of Play® is home to the National Toy Hall of Fame® and the world’s largest collection of toys, dolls, games and other items that celebrate play. It’s unlike anything you’ve experienced anywhere! Explore exciting exhibits and amenities including the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, the Elaine Wilson Carousel, the Strong Express Train. “Make It” here and “Take It” home. No matter what your age, Strong National Museum of Play provides educational, entertaining, unforgettable intergenerational fun!
Susan B. Anthony House http://www.susanbanthonyhouse.org
The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all. We keep her vision and struggle alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, the Internet and interpretive programs.
Valentown Museum http://www.valentown.org
Valentown is a intriguing Historical Museum located in Victor, New York. It contains thousands of artifacts, objects and heirlooms that represent the local 19th century history of the Victor and Rochester, New York area. Valentown was originally built in 1879 as a shopping plaza and community center by Levi Valentine. Today it stands as a monument to his inspiration for building a town on top of his own family farm land. Levi Valentine had built Valentown next to land where a railroad was supposed to arrive. Unfortunately, the company that was building the railroad ran out of funds and tracks before they could reach Valentown. Eventually Valentown was vacated and left untouched. In 1940 historian J. Sheldon Fisher and later turned Valentown into a Historical Museum.
Rochester Museum & Science Center http://www.rmsc.org
The Rochester Museum & Science Center offers three floors of hands-on exhibitions exploring science and technology, natural science, and our region’s cultural heritage. In addition to ongoing favorites such as Expedition Earth, several new traveling exhibits each year make the RMSC a popular destination for families.
Cummings Nature Center http://www.rmsc.org/CummingNatureCenter
The RMSC Cumming Nature Center is a 900-acre preserve located 40 minutes south of Rochester, New York in the Finger Lakes region near the village of Naples. The Center is open to the public on weekends only, January through October, with groomed trails for hiking in spring, summer, and fall, and for snowshoeing and classic cross-country skiing in the winter months.
Tinker Nature Park-Hansen Nature Center http://hansennaturecenter.googlepages.com/parkdetails
The land for Tinker Nature Park was donated by the Aldridge family in 1991 and made public in 1994. The well designed park has become a year-round favorite for people of all ages. It consists of woods, wetland, ponds, and fields which together create a living museum of natural history. Within the park is the Hansen Nature Center, offering classes in cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, photography, etc.
The New York Museum Of Transportation http://www.nymtmuseum.org
The New York Museum of Transportation houses eleven full size trolley cars, a caboose, steam locomotive, antique road vehicles, and the various associated items that illuminate our transportation history. An 11’ x 21’ HO-gauge model railroad operates five trains and two trolleys at one time. Pump-type handcars, track inspection velocipede, signs, baggage carts, diesel engine cutaways, cap badges, track tools and lots of other artifacts complement the many photo exhibits and interpretive displays. The Gallery features a rare color film of the Rochester Subway. A big hit with visitors is the trolley car from the Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, recently reopened for display. The visitor Center contains a display of “O” gauge models of trolley cars that once served the area, and a diorama depicting a 1930’s gas station.