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American Clock & Watch Museum

100 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010-5034
+1 860-583-6070
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Excellent exhibits - worth your time

Have been wanting to see this small museum for a long time and it did not disappoint. I admit by... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
jimlafrance
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Farmington, Connecticut
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Very interesting but...

If you plan on taking pictures, you may have to use a flash - because they keep the place so... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
sekjr0521
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Groton Long Point, Connecticut
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Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock & watch making with particular emphasis on Connecticut, once the clock capital of the country. Over 1500 timekeepers are on display and many chime & strike on the hour. The museum boasts one of the largest displays of American-made timepieces in the world. Designated as one of Connecticut's cultural treasures, the museum has been a destination in Connecticut for over 60 years. The museum is housed in an 1801 home with an authentic American sundial garden. The museum gift shop has a wide variety of clock-related gifts and books. The museum is open seven days a week, 10:00a.m. To 5:00p.m. Museum members admitted FREE, Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 8-17 $3, Children under 8 admitted FREE. Group tour rates available for 10 or more visitors. Call for details.
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100 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010-5034
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Have been wanting to see this small museum for a long time and it did not disappoint. I admit by the end you can’t look at another clock or watch - but learning the history of clockmaking in Connecticut was fascinating to me. Hundreds of...More

Thank jimlafrance
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you plan on taking pictures, you may have to use a flash - because they keep the place so dark... Otherwise the clocks are fascinating...

Thank sekjr0521
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Learn about the history and inner works of clocks and see more of them than you can imagine! Beautiful clocks from the 1700s-1800s, many of them still chiming, as well as more modern timepieces. The lady who started us on our tour seemed passionate about...More

Thank ILoveTexas
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

When I planned this visit I had no idea that there were literally several thousand clocks and watches in this place! Everything from ordinary to extraordinary. You do not need to be a clock fan or collector to appreciate the incredible beauty and rarity of...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our family went, midday on a Saturday in August. Debbie, the woman who greeted us, couldn't have been more perfect. She was right away welcoming but not gushing. She gave us the overview and knew exactly what would interest the kids and the adults. At...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

It was amazing to learn how the clock started and how it grew to what we have today. It is a great place to visit and very educational.

Thank Claudette L
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were visiting a friend in Bristol, CT. On a morning that she had to work she recommended we visit the museum. It was terrific. Beverly was the volunteer that greeted us and got us started on our tour. It was amazing to see the...More

Thank BDFD
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

it has some interesting things but needs a modern update. Kids go when they are on field trips and dont usually go back because it never changes

Thank fusionunion
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

You will not be disappointed to visit and learn the history of "time" while in Bristol. Locals can get passes from Library. Check it out on a rainy day! Call ahead for hours..

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place with lots of clocks from history. Kids may not find it interesting but otherwise good place specially if u r interested is history.

Thank Hemant K
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