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Camera Heritage Museum

1 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4202
+1 540-886-8535
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This Small Gem of a Museum Deserves More Support

The director of this storefront museum has amassed an amazing collection of cameras and associated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
joyceheard
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Great Camera Museum

A must visit when in Staunton. It is a store too. I was not into cameras at the time in 2012 but I... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
realbiglu
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Bellefontaine, Ohio
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Tours are available: $5.00 self guided, $7.50 audio tour, Curator guided (add'l): 20.00 We have a vast collection of cameras that show the evolution of photography.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (17 reviews)
“audio tour” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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1 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4202
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The director of this storefront museum has amassed an amazing collection of cameras and associated equipment that tells the story of photography from its early days. Historic cameras owned by important persons are side be side with those owned by anonymous photographers, but every piece...More

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

Thank you for your kind words !!!!

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

A must visit when in Staunton. It is a store too. I was not into cameras at the time in 2012 but I am now. The owner was eager to show us around. It is right off main street.

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

Thank you for coming in and your kind words.

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

My teenage son and I stopped in to pass a bit of time on a trip up to JMU. Although it is a small space and we only expected to spend a half hour, we wound up spending at least an hour there I believe,...More

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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

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

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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Museum on our way through town. We enjoy museums dedicated to a particular thing especially when the originator/curator is as knowledgeable and passionate as David. The museum is cash only so we got some out of the ATM at...More

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

Thank You please come back!!!

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

This place is a must see for any photography enthusiast. Many historical and one of a kind examples on display. Be prepared to be there awhile.

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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Thank you for your kind words !!! Please come back!

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Visiting with relatives, we stopped in because it looked interesting. The owner hustled us for $20 entry fee to the "museum" which is a small, dark room with lots of old cameras. He insisted we use to audio tour and then talked at us through...More

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David S, other at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2018

We are sorry you had a poor experience.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

David knows his history - and the cameras which took the photos. Ask for a personal tour - and help him build his camera museum!

Thank randiVirginia
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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Thank you for your kind words !!! Please come back!

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

I went in to the Camera Heritage Museum by chance one day to see if the staff could help me fix a problem with my video tripod. I'm so pleased that I went in! The two gentlemen in the store offered several options and tips...More

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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2017

Thank you for coming in and those kind words.

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

The owner led us through a tour of an absolutely amazing collection of cameras and artifacts representing the history of photography. A mere visit would be interesting, but taking the time for the tour is a must--we spent a fascinating couple of hours of great...More

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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Thank you for your kind words !!! Please come back!

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

We made the trek to Staunton, VA for the sole purpose of visiting the Camera Heritage Museum. With a little help from Google Map we found our way with not problems. I really did not know what to expect to find. What we found was...More

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David S, Courator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Please come back when you get a chance.

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Karen D
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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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