Neighbourhood of The Arts Tour in Rochester, Rochester (Self Guided)

One of the most interesting and worthwhile visiting areas of Rochester is The Neighbourhood of the Arts, a place vibrating with creativity and talent. It includes valuable museums, galleries, artist studios and other cultural institutions that can be discovered by taking this self-guided tour.
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Neighbourhood of The Arts Tour in Rochester Map

Guide Name: Neighbourhood of The Arts Tour in Rochester
Guide Location: USA » Rochester (See other walking tours in Rochester)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: Linda
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Rochester Broadway Theatre League

1) Rochester Broadway Theatre League

A premier venue providing arts, performing and entertainment is Rochester Broadway Theatre League. Since 1957 when it was founded, the theatre league's purpose has been to promote and show off plays of all kinds, from Broadway musicals to comedies, from classic drama to newer ones and also to inspire artists and educate those who want to become professionals. Through its effort and talented people, the league managed to become famous and guarantee its audience the best plays and the best mood.
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Village Gate

2) Village Gate

An indispensable place of the Neighbourhood of the Arts is Village Gate, an amazing place that perfectly combines interesting shops, art studios and entertainment. In the shops, one can purchase exquisite things such as vintage clothes, antiques and collectibles or jewellery, each of them resembling a piece of artwork. Village Gate is a great place to explore, so don't hesitate to do it when you are in the neighbourhood.
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Memorial Art Gallery

3) Memorial Art Gallery (must see)

Memorial Art Gallery provides an amazing retrospective of about 5000 years of history and culture, presenting vestige of the past, as well as contemporary pieces of art. Its huge collection is considered to be one of the best in the state. During the year a lot of temporary exhibitions, presentations and family activities are hosted by MAG. The art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday between 11 am and 5 pm and Thursdays from 11 am to 9 pm.
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Image City Photography Gallery

4) Image City Photography Gallery

Image City Photography Gallery is a unique space, where there is a large number of interesting photographs by many talented artists. It offers space for everyone to present their works and to admire the works of others. One will be impressed by the diversity of topics approached and the quality of every work. The gallery works Tuesday - Saturday noon - 6pm and Sunday noon - 4pm.
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Baobab Cultural Center

5) Baobab Cultural Center

Baobab Cultural Center offers its visitors the unique experience of discovering a little part of Africa's history and culture. Presenting theme exhibitions, documentaries and films, reading and discussions, the centre brings Africa closer and is trying to clear away the prejudices and racial ideas.
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George Eastman House

6) George Eastman House (must see)

The George Eastman House is the world's oldest museum dedicated to photography and one of the world's oldest film archives, opened to the public in 1949 in Rochester. World-renowned for its photograph and motion picture archives, the museum is also a leader in film preservation and photograph conservation, educating archivists and conservators from around the world. Home to the Dryden Theatre the museum is located in and around the house built by George Eastman, the founder of Eastman Kodak Company. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

The George Eastman House Museum of Photography was chartered in 1947. Today, the museum's full name is the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. From the outset, the museum's mission has been to collect, preserve, and present the history of photography and film. The museum opened its doors on November 9, 1949, displaying its core collections in the former public rooms of Eastman's house.

With an increasing number of materials to store, additional space became critical. A new facility opened to the public in January 1989.In 1996, the museum opened the Louis B. Mayer Conservation Center, one of only four film conservation centers in the United States. The facility houses the museum's rare 35 mm prints made on cellulose nitrate. The museum's permanent collection comprises more than 400,000 photographs and negatives dating from the invention of photography to the present day.

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Rochester Museum and Science Center

7) Rochester Museum and Science Center (must see)

The Rochester Museum and Science Center, or RMSC, is a museum in Rochester, that features many exhibits related to science. These include AdventureZone, the newly expanded Expedition Earth, How Things Work, and other traveling interactive exhibits, in addition to the permanent historical galleries. The Strasenburgh Planetarium is run by the museum in an adjacent building. The museum also operates the Cumming Nature Center, a 900-acre (3.6 km2) preserve located near Naples, New York.

The Museum had its start as the Rochester Municipal Museum. The museum fell on hard times during the Great Depression; local physician John Ralston Williams spearheaded an effort to keep the museum afloat, and he would go on to serve as chairman of the museum's governing commission for 28 years. It was during Williams' tenure that the Bausch & Lomb chairman, Edward Bausch, bequeathed land on East Avenue for the museum's use.

Operation hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm.

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Walking Tours in Rochester, New York

Create Your Own Walk in Rochester

Create Your Own Walk in Rochester

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rochester is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Tour of Rochester

Religious Tour of Rochester

The city of Rochester's community is diverse and thus many religions are observed within its borders. The spiritual attitude is reflected by the historic churches, their congregations and architectural elements. Take this tour and discover the most interesting and beautiful religious venues.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Brown's Race Historic District Tour

Brown's Race Historic District Tour

Brown's Race area is one of the most valuable districts in the city, illustrating the inceptions of many important brands and inventions. The area comprises historic buildings, which houses valuable factories, and gives you the opportunity to get familiar with Rochester's industrial history. Take this tour and discover the wonders of Brown's Race district.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

Overlooking Lake Ontario from the American side, Rochester, NY is one of the "most livable" cities in the U.S. Apart from the Genesee River’s High Falls, downtown Rochester abounds in many other, man-made attractions: cultural spots, historic and architectural landmarks. Among them the Kodak Tower, the National Museum of Play, the Memorial Art Gallery and more.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Eastern Walk of Rochester

Eastern Walk of Rochester

The city of Rochester can boast many interesting and worthwhile places that reflect beauty, history, culture and nature, each of them able to impress and teach something new. Take this guide in order to discover entertaining offers within the city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Rochester for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Rochester has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Rochester, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.