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Photo Antiquities: Museum of Photographic History

531 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Photo Antiquities: Museum of Photographic History (Up to 51% Off)

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Museum transports guests to a time before Instagram with Victorian decor, themed exhbits & antique pictures charting photography’s history

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Marytop reviewer
14 ratings7 reviews
3 days ago
I would recommend this experience to anyone interested in saving the past with pictures. The Gentlemen was great at explaing the different ways pictures were developed beginning in the 1840 until the present day. He has a lot to show a person and the tour is very well done. You can ask questions and the photos are something to see.
4 ratings2 reviews
September 14, 2021
This was such a fun experience. As a fan of photography I truly enjoyed every minute of it the tour. My husband who doesn’t have an interest in photography said “it was a very fun and cool experience. 100% would recommend.
vickitop reviewer
12 ratings10 reviews
August 30, 2021
What a cool experience! The collection was so impressive, as was the presentation. Learned lots of new things, while wowed with number of cameras! Certainly worth a visit.
Karenhelpful reviewer
5 ratings2 reviews
July 24, 2021
An educational and unique experience. Highly recommend!
Julietatop reviewer
63 ratings42 reviews
October 15, 2020
The Photo Antiquities: Museum of Photographic History is a true hidden gem in Pittsburgh. They have hundreds of historic photos, cameras, video-cameras, and equipment that you can see nowhere else in the world. Bruce is a very attentive, respectful, and knowledgeable guide for the museum. We cannot wait to go back again! 10/10
7 ratings2 reviews
March 14, 2020
We had a fabulous time and are already planning to get a group together to see the other exhibit! Great history lesson and delightfully interactive!
5 ratings3 reviews
March 9, 2020
There is alot to see here. We learned alot about the history of photography. They have a copy of the very first photo ever taken. The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our visit and look forward to going back.
1 ratings1 reviews
February 26, 2020
Fascinating place with several rooms of old photos and cameras. Staff was knowledgeable and gave a mini tour for us of the photographic history in the museum.
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About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $12 for museum admission for two ($20 value)
  • $20 for museum admission for four ($40 value)
  • $29 for museum admission for six ($60 value)

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Photo Antiquities: Museum of Photographic History

With Victorian-style decor, period music, and a treasure trove of antique photographs, the Photo Antiquities: Museum of Photographic History evokes a period in time long before selfie sticks and smartphone cameras. That period spans 100 years, starting in 1839 when photography first became commercially viable. The museum's exhibits have ranged from the macabre (Victorian post-mortem photos) to the whimsical (a collection of pet photographs called "A Cute and Curious Collection of Canine Characters").