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Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History

531 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5516
+1 412-231-7881
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Camera, lenses and meters... oh my!

First, stop at Arnold's Tea across the street. Drinks, air and bathroom available. My GPS dragged... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael B
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New Jersey
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Just what the name states

If you want to see a great collection of very old photographs of a historical nature you should... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hedelman4
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Photo Antiquities Museum of Photograph History exhibits the history of photography from 1821-present.There are rotating exhibits as well as permanent exhibits.There is over 2000 cameras on display and the new exhibit is Lincoln in Pittsburgh which opened May 2017-April 2018.
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531 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5516
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First, stop at Arnold's Tea across the street. Drinks, air and bathroom available. My GPS dragged me all over to get me here. It's not in the fanciest part of town. On street parking, bring quarters or the App. The rooms are well kept and...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see a great collection of very old photographs of a historical nature you should visit.

Thank hedelman4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do with our out -of-town guest who have been to Pittsburgh dozens of times. None of us have ever been to this place. My husband and I pass it often,when we drive through that neighborhood. We called ahead, as...More

Thank Janis R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for baseball and didn't call in advance. The museum wasn't open but Frank opened it up for us since we were only in town that day. It was so much fun, we learned so much. I was so excited to see...More

1  Thank Christina C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Myself and a friend had some time to spare and we came across the museum! What a treasure of American history and photographic history! This is a must see if you like old photographs and Lincoln. We had a great time and the staff were...More

1  Thank John_pr-int
Reviewed 8 July 2017

If you like history, this is the place for you to go. Right now the exhibit was all about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Fabulous photos of him and his family. Lots of historical facts and information. Small museum full of...More

1  Thank robertgZ751TN
Reviewed 30 June 2017

A little known museum attached to a photo store, you might not even know it exists. I do have to say that it was a very fascinating exhibit and was well worth the visit. You find housed many old photographs, cameras, etc. with some dating...More

Thank joemess
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Easy ten-minute walk from the Warhol, this storefront museum is a real gem. Currently has an impressive collection of Lincoln portraits - original photos and paintings. The (separate) history of photography tour in the next building takes you through the very first processes of recording...More

Thank Rina D
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Combine some really old photographs and photo equipment with a great tour and you have a wonderful visit to this museum. From what we were told this is the only museum that has items from the 19th century. Not very long, but well worth a...More

Thank joemess44
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I've never written a negative review, but I just can't avoid doing it this time. My wife and I drove into Pittsburgh and paid for 3 hours of parking because I am a history buff and had heard about the great collection of antiquities at...More

1  Thank Halsterius
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