Staunton, Virginia: Camera Heritage Museum: Thousands of Cameras

Nearly 3,000 cameras on display, including a Kodak Model 1, a Soviet cigarette lighter spy camera, and the camera used to photograph Ronald Reagan's attempted assassination in 1981.

Camera Heritage Museum

1 W. Beverly St., Staunton, VA
Downtown. On the northwest corner of Hwy 254/W. Beverly St. and US Hwy 250/N. Augusta St.
M-F 9-5, Sa 9-2 (Call to verify)
$5. Extra donations accepted.
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Camera Heritage Museum: Thousands of Cameras

Wonderful little museum showing off one person's collection. They even had the same model as my mom's post-WW 2, 1/2 frame 35mm that I used to learn photography.

[Max Tyler, 05/23/2018]
Camera Heritage Museum

I finally visited the Camera Heritage Museum after many near-misses (It closes at 2 PM on Saturdays). It's in a working frame and camera shop in downtown Staunton, and is closing in on the world record for cameras. It has a mind-boggling collection, with about 3,000 on display and another 3,000 in storage. Photographers, history buffs, and movie buffs will not be disappointed.

We had a wonderful tour with the owner, who stayed open late to show us the collection. Can you believe I didn't take a single picture?

[Emily W., 09/14/2014]
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