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Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History

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Address: 531 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5516
Phone Number: +1 412-231-7881
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A Trip into Photographic History

This institution is well worth visiting. My first visit had been in 2004 while a single student in Pittsburgh. This time I brought my wife and she was amazed at the photos and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Zachary W
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This institution is well worth visiting. My first visit had been in 2004 while a single student in Pittsburgh. This time I brought my wife and she was amazed at the photos and photographic technology on display. Frank, our tour guide, knew his stuff.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first day I walked over here it was all closed up and i figured out that the folks in the Bernie's Photo Center a few doors down ran the place. I talked to a guy about it and he told me there was an illness in the family and that I should come back. I came back the next... More 

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Thank DanielTripper
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Allegheny City is the oldest part of Pittsburgh, having been annexed in 1907, after a bitter fight, and thereafter referred to as Pittsburgh's North Side. The community is filled with many attractions--the Warhol Museum, the Nation al Aviarythe Children's Museum, and the Carnegie Science Center among others. One of the most fascinating, in my book is the easily overlooked Photo... More 

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Thank Gwynne M
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pittsburgher, born and raised, and can't believe it took me this long to go. Just when I think I've seen it all, I find this gem! Not only are there permanent exhibits about the history and art / science of the photographic process and plenty of examples, but there are rotating exhibits as well. I got to see some very... More 

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Thank carolyn0219
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place was very neat! Something for everyone and so much to see! Plan on going a few times to get an even deeper look at what is in the collection.

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Thank kategarcia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Honestly, I don't know why more people don't know about this museum! Not only is it located on a main street on the North Side, but it's WELL worth the visit! I've never been to such a small museum that had such a plethora of interesting artifacts! Bruce who provided us with a tour was not only knowledgeable but clearly... More 

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Thank littlebridget
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This museums was awesome! Absolutely worth a visit. I am currently taking a class on early photographs and film and this visit not only helped me in my class but I was beyond fascinated and definitely plan on visiting again. I took the tour that was offered, Frank was fantastic, he taught me a ton plus was willing to answer... More 

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Thank Gina D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Went to Museum to see specific display and was blown away with everything else. A wonderful stockpile of Pittsburgh history and Photography as an art form and an important part of capturing Pittsburgh's past. Frank - the curator/caretaker - was great guide into the past.

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Thank wildewilde1961
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend treated me to this Museum for my birthday, because I have begun to collect cameras of the past. This was definitely worth the trip from Ohio. The man that gave the tour was very into the information he was sharing and very informed. Would definitely make the 3 hour trip again.

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Thank Brittany D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I arrived not knowing what to expect. Shy and planning on keeping to myself. I found myself wide eyed, and curious about what the guide would show me next. There was so much to see. I wanted to touch the photos, but through the sparkling glass windows, I could see how history has been preserved and how it has evolved.... More 

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