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Camera Heritage Museum

1 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4202
+1 540-886-8535
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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 2 days ago
realbiglu
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Bellefontaine, Ohio
Great little museum

My teenage son and I stopped in to pass a bit of time on a trip up to JMU. Although it is a small... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael G
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • 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
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4202
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"one of a kind"
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"personal tour"
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"non profit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Michael G
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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 March 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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Reviewed 2 March 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 3 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 2 February 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

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

We are sorry you had a poor experience.

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Reviewed 4 January 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 3 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 11 October 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 12 October 2017

Thank you for coming in and those kind words.

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Reviewed 4 October 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

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

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

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Reviewed 12 September 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

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

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

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

This museum is absolutely amazing. We had a tour from the owner, showing us the highlights of his thousands of cameras. As a photographer, this was an incredible find - but if you love history, there are some tremendous pieces of history housed here! Definitely...More

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David S, Curator at Camera Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for coming in and I am glade you liked it.

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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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