Camera Heritage Museum
Staunton, VA

Antique Cameras their Users and their place in History

Located in Staunton in Central Virginia The Camera Heritage Museum houses a unique collection of antique cameras dating from the 19th century to modern times. They often have both a historical significance and a provenance that is interesting to all. There are not many open camera museums since collections are often private. We have opened this collection to the public so that everyone has an opportunity to view these historical treasures. You will find samples of many of the different kinds of cameras which the museum exhibits in the galleries listed above. We are in the process of adding the stories of these cameras and their photographers. If you do not find information that you are looking for we may be listing it any day now.


Our collection is growing constantly. We just received a large collection of cameras and accessories and images from Louisiana.

We are also researching the careers of local photographers and their contributions to photography and local history. Please look under Regional Photographers

Lastly, we have a large collection of antique photos of Staunton and Augusta County. These photos are truly worth a thousand words in what they reveal about the life of the area. This section is also growing as we digitize the images.

We hope you will enjoy our web site and that you are able to come to Staunton to see the museum in person.

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