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Camera Heritage Museum

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A small place but loaded with cameras. This month will exceed 7,000 total. If you have a camera... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
SINROSSCO
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Lights, ......, Action

Camera's, camera's and still more camera's. This small one room museum, in Historic Downtown... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
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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.
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1 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4202
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

A small place but loaded with cameras. This month will exceed 7,000 total. If you have a camera send it to them instead of canning it. Found the camera I trained on while in the service. It is pretty crowded, so, I would say wheelchairs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank You very much!

Reviewed October 4, 2018

Camera's, camera's and still more camera's. This small one room museum, in Historic Downtown Staunton, is packed from the floor to the ceiling with camera's. The display shows the evolution of the camera from the 19th century to the modern digital, although I didn't see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank You very much

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

The place is full of history with any type of camera you can imagine along with photos from the periods. The staff is very knowledgeable on each aspect of the cameras themselves and the photos taken from them. Many unique of each. Nice place to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you for coming in !!!

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

This is not just a camera museum; it’s a historical journey of photography from the 19th century until today. If you have an interest in cameras, you will not be disappointed. The curator has assembled the most extensive collection imaginable. The stories and background information...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thank You !!!

Reviewed July 8, 2018

This is a pretty small place but has tons of history. If you go, be prepared to talk with the owner. He's very friendly and knowledgeable. His personal touch is great. He seems to know exactly where each piece came from. If photography interests you,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank you!!!

Reviewed June 23, 2018

My daughter and I spent a little over two hours in the Camera Heritage Museum. We enjoyed an entertaining, information-filled tour provided by Dave Schwartz, the curator. I have a small collection of cameras and Dave helped me understand how my cameras fit into the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank You!!!

Reviewed June 22, 2018

This is quite easily the largest collection of old cameras and equipment anywhere in the country. There are many historic cameras, as well as actual photos, going back 150 years. The owner has an amazing knowledge of everything packed into his crowded location and can...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank You!!!

Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

If you are into photography and cameras, you will love this place. The $20 tour with the curator / owner of the collection is well worth it. I learned more from the tour about cameras and photography than from any class or other museum. Just...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Thank you for your kind words !!!

Reviewed June 4, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank you for your kind words !!!!

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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank you for coming in and your kind words.

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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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