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American Precision Museum

196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
+1 802-674-5781
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This place was fascinating - a place where the machines that made the machines to make things are... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Silver Spring, Maryland
Cool museum that takes you back in time

This museums has lots of manufacturing machines and shows how they were powered during the 1800s... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Michael H
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196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
+1 802-674-5781
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

This place was fascinating - a place where the machines that made the machines to make things are on display. Anyone with the least interest in the machinery that enabled our country to fight world wars and prosper generally will appreciate the variety of machinery...More

Thank Piccadilly8
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This museums has lots of manufacturing machines and shows how they were powered during the 1800s. The site was the scene of critical innovations in manufacturing and sourced both guns and machines used to make guns in the civil war. Highly recommended and there is...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had to stop by here on wsy to covered bridge. What a cool museum. Very old artifacts and history. Well worth the time.

Thank scott v
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were told about this museum and certainly enjoyed ourselves there. The Docent is very knowledgeable and helpful in understanding the area!

Thank Gjabsama
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a museum that speaks volume about the character and society around the Springfield-Windsor Vermont area and its heritage. It encompasses the machinery that made machinery. It tells the tale, now unfortunately ancient history for the are, of how the area developed into a...More

Thank RalphP2
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Very small, located in a miniature portion of what used to be the most important Vermont designer/ manufacturer of precision instruments for firearms, this is now a pathetic little space with faint traces of past glory. The staff was more interested in discussing their time...More

1  Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This little museum tucked in Windsor had such an impact on American history - it's hard to overstate just how much. The exhibits are always thoughtful and interesting; they're geared towards everybody - young, old, male, female. A real must-see.

Thank RookerVT
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to windsor vt. Many times and have passed this museum many times not thinking much about it.. was in town with the wife and decided to stop in.. as a trained machinist and mechanic, but no longer working in the field, this...More

Thank traveller110979
Reviewed 27 August 2016

My husband is a machinist and tool and die maker, for 45 years. I knew he would love this museum, and he did. I thought I would be bored, but I wasn't. I love history, and there was plenty here, explaining how the early founders...More

2  Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A quiet, unassuming little museum that contains interesting history and information. I am not an engineer, am hopeless at mathematics and have never studied physics, but I found lots to interest me here, not least the history of how the original business at this location...More

Thank Visitor98661
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