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Camera Heritage Museum

1 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4202
+1 540-886-8535
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Great place if you are a photo person

Lots of things to look. Be sure to take the time for the tour! They have cameras and images you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon S
via mobile
Very cool tour

Went into this shop/museum to buy a new lense cap because I lost mine. Not only did the owner find... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
RUTH B
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1 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4202
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of things to look. Be sure to take the time for the tour! They have cameras and images you can not see anywhere else.

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Went into this shop/museum to buy a new lense cap because I lost mine. Not only did the owner find me one but we also decided to take the tour. The.owner has an amazing collection of old and rare cameras and so many with little...More

Thank RUTH B
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This is a store front that has an amazing inventory of old cameras. Truly a passion of the owner to share the history of film. Our personal 'docent ' talked us through the collection with interesting anecdotes about cameras, advances etc. You don't even have...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 21 June 2017 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 22 June 2017

Thank you for coming in!!!!

Reviewed 12 June 2017

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 14 June 2017

Thank you!!! David

Reviewed 8 June 2017 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 10 June 2017

Thanks for coming in!!!

Reviewed 5 June 2017

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 6 June 2017

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 20 May 2017

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

Reviewed 13 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 27 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 20 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Please come back.

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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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