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Camera Heritage Museum

1 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4202
+1 540-886-8535
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Unique and very interesting place!

It's easy to get lost in history of photography in this little and very special place. The room is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cosmocaty
,
Norfolk, Virginia
via mobile
Even My 4 year old was amazed!

The tour operator (the curator/owner) personalized the tour in several places to accommodate both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PathfinderMark
,
Laurel, Maryland
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1 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4202
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's easy to get lost in history of photography in this little and very special place. The room is packed with hundreds of historic cameras and all kind of equipment and the tour is both fun and very enlightening. You also get to see beautiful...More

Thank Cosmocaty
David S, Guest Relations Manager at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming in!!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour operator (the curator/owner) personalized the tour in several places to accommodate both my 11 year old son (who had never seen a roll of film prior to today) and my four year old (who wanted to take "selfies" with an old "hands on...More

Thank PathfinderMark
David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!!! David

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit, unique collection of cameras dating back to the beginning of time. Amazing story's down through history. They have a self guided audio tour coming in the fall.

Thank Bosefan
David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming in!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Camera Heritage Museum is an amazing collection of vintage cameras, paraphernalia, images, and more curated by an amazingly knowledgeable manager. While they are still raising funds for a larger home (we donated), the current display of probably every Leica, Nikon, Hasselblad, Rollei, ever made...More

Thank Scott B
David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming by and the donation.

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

If you are within 100 miles of Staunton, VA don't miss this museum!!! This is a true time tunnel in photography.

Thank Robert L
David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. I hope you can come back again.

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We went to Staunton for a show at the Blackfriars Playhouse and I wanted to stop in to check this place out. We showed up at 4:30 knowing they closed at 5:00. The owner, Dave, seemed like he was on his way out the door...More

Thank sb462098
David S, courator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for coming in.

Reviewed 28 April 2017

We stepped into the museum and were immediately greeted by our guide who started telling the history of photography, even before collecting our entrance fee. The tour included displays of individual artifacts such as historical cameras and photographs and larger groups of similar items showing...More

Thank Karl S
David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. Please come back.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

For two hours the tour guide Walter walked me through the cameras, iconic photo images, and fascinating stories of how the history of optically made pictures 'developed, as people changed alongside them. They have well-preserved examples of every camera known since the first view cameras....More

Thank captbill49
David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in our museum. Hope you can make it back some day.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a delightful mix of cameras and history. There are hundreds of cameras of ally types. The tour tells the history associated with each type of camera. It is well worth the $5 admission.

Thank waltermX8494BB
David S, Public Relations Manager at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you for coming in and letting us show you our museum.

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We travel a lot and always check out the local points of interest (for work and personal interest). We had this place on our list, but when we entered we was met with a nonfriendly welcome. $5 is a very budget friendly amount for a...More

Thank Tonya D
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Karen D
How much time should be allowed to see the Camera Heritge Museum?
22 April 2016|
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Response from kerryandlinda2016 | Reviewed this property |
Time spent at the museum very much depends on your level of interest in the history of photography. The large collection is in a fairly, small, even crowded space, so not a lot of walking around is required. A visitor with... More
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