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Camera Obscura

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Front Street, Mitchell Park, Greenport, NY 11944
+1 631-477-0248
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The Camera Obscura, a rarity is amazing...when open.

This incredible asset is wonderful. And woefully mismanaged by the Village of Greenport. Perhaps... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2017
Ian W
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Greenport, New York
Very cool

interesting place. The dark room uses a mirror and lens to project an outdoor image onto a table... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2016
Andrew C
,
Long Beach, New York
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  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
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Front Street, Mitchell Park, Greenport, NY 11944
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

This incredible asset is wonderful. And woefully mismanaged by the Village of Greenport. Perhaps a non-profit or private enterprise could run this for them. It is very cool...when they open the doors.

Thank Ian W
Reviewed July 6, 2016

interesting place. The dark room uses a mirror and lens to project an outdoor image onto a table. The table moves up and down to focus. Great for anyone interested in optics. Kids enjoyed themselves.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Definitely drop by the Camera Obscura if you're in the area and have any interest in photography or the history of art. This is basically the predecessor of the camera and one of the first, really cool applications of the optical lens -- essentially a...More

1  Thank amb9800
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Thie was a very interesting attraction to the Greenport area. However I do not believe it is open anymore. The past few several times we have walked down there it was closed. Do not know why they closed it.

Thank Marian M
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Step into the past and see how early "periscope" type lenses were used. A quick and interesting experience located in Greenport, near the carousel.

Thank charles g
Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family of four was really looking forward to seeing this while in Greenport. It was broken and we couldn't get in!

Thank tsrny2nc
Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is so cool - and if you are a digital camera person or a iPhone camera person, GO HERE and really learn something about the history of photography

Thank Tim D
Reviewed June 8, 2015

the Camera Obscura is a great experience and teaching tool for kids. It is a simple pinhole camera projected by lenses and mirrors onto a table. The result is an amazing picture of the outside which is very realistic. Vermeer is said to have used...More

1  Thank innofo
Reviewed May 29, 2015

See Shelter Island, historic ships, shops and restaurants nearby, bathrooms next door, take a walk down the pier...beautiful boats and marina

Thank 274darleneg
Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Camera Obscura is one the coolest low/high tech things I've ever seen for it's age. The kids in the room with us were just enthralled. We had Gail Horton, the local Greenport historian show it to us and it was awesome!

1  Thank Christineabella
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