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Only takes a minute, but it is cool

I didn't really understand exactly what this thing was until I was standing in it. But basically... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2014
Hunterdon County, NJ
Very cool!

Definitely drop by the Camera Obscura if you're in the area and have any interest in photography or... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
New York
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  • Average7%
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17 Jan 2017
“The Camera Obscura, a rarity is amazing...when open.”
12 Jun 2016
“Very cool!”
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This incredible asset is wonderful. And woefully mismanaged by the Village of Greenport. Perhaps a non-profit or private enterprise could run this for them. It is very cool...when they open the doors.

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Ian W
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Definitely drop by the Camera Obscura if you're in the area and have any interest in photography or the history of art. This is basically the predecessor of the camera and one of the first, really cool applications of the optical lens -- essentially a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
5  Thank amb9800
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Thie was a very interesting attraction to the Greenport area. However I do not believe it is open anymore. The past few several times we have walked down there it was closed. Do not know why they closed it.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Marian M
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Step into the past and see how early "periscope" type lenses were used. A quick and interesting experience located in Greenport, near the carousel.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank charles g
Reviewed 12 August 2015

My family of four was really looking forward to seeing this while in Greenport. It was broken and we couldn't get in!

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank tsrny2nc
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This place is so cool - and if you are a digital camera person or a iPhone camera person, GO HERE and really learn something about the history of photography

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Tim D
Reviewed 8 June 2015

the Camera Obscura is a great experience and teaching tool for kids. It is a simple pinhole camera projected by lenses and mirrors onto a table. The result is an amazing picture of the outside which is very realistic. Vermeer is said to have used...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank innofo
Reviewed 29 May 2015

See Shelter Island, historic ships, shops and restaurants nearby, bathrooms next door, take a walk down the pier...beautiful boats and marina

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank 274darleneg
Reviewed 21 April 2015

The Camera Obscura is one the coolest low/high tech things I've ever seen for it's age. The kids in the room with us were just enthralled. We had Gail Horton, the local Greenport historian show it to us and it was awesome!

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Christineabella
Reviewed 16 September 2014

I didn't really understand exactly what this thing was until I was standing in it. But basically, it is a darkened room with a small opening and the images from outside are projected inside through a lens. So you can stand inside and watch a...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank northeastkk
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