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Address: 100 Maple Street, Bristol, CT 06010
Phone Number: +1 860-583-6070
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Description: Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock...
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. Open April to December. 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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Took a self guide tour of the museum on a state resident free day. Great displays related to the early manufacturing of clock in Bristol and Terryville. Wooden movements early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Bristol, Connecticut, United States
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Bristol, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Took a self guide tour of the museum on a state resident free day. Great displays related to the early manufacturing of clock in Bristol and Terryville. Wooden movements early springs steeple clock that is over 2 stories high. Very interesting way to spend a couple of hours.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

While visiting my parents in Bristol they suggested I visit this museum. I'm not a clock enthusiast, but I spent two hours in the place anyway! It just sort of draws you in so you can't help but be interested. Loved the collection of pocket watches with intricate engravings and the large two-story clock with the working mechanism you can... More 

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Terryville, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What looks like a small building from the outside turns out to be huge inside. We spent much more time than I thought we would because of all the timepieces on display. Fascinating, historical, whimsical and downright interesting! Must see!

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Bristol, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is simply amazing! Clocks and other timepieces from medieval times through the 60's, 5,000+ items on display! A must see if you're in the area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Bristol area was the Silicon Valley of its day. The heart of the North American clock and watch industry. After a visit, you realize this if you drive down Jerome avenue turn right and head toward Terryville and Thomaston.

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Slingerlands, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is deceiving from the outside, as you do not have an idea of how large the collection really is. Many rooms on multiple levels. Whatever your taste...floor clocks, mantle clocks, banjo clocks, and on and on.....you can see things here that you will not see elsewhere such as the inner workings of a tower clock. Showcase after showcase of... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Certainly deceiving from the outside, this historical and educational site is amazing. There are several rooms filled with antique clocks and the historical explanation of many. Although it might be a bit limited for younger tourists, it can still be very eye opening. One might check as to the entrance specials as there are promotions. Keep this on your list... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very unique place, from the small carriage clock to the church clock that goes through the floor they have a great selection. Try and make your visit close to noon and go to the great clock room. Nothing like standing in the middle of the room with all those tall clocks going off. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fascinating small museum of time pieces . Interesting collections from the small to the tall and everything in between . We enjoyed spending the afternoon there and can't say enough good things about it ! Will definately return in the near future.

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went to the Timex museum in Waterbury and here on the same afternoon. They're only 10 minutes apart. This museum covers early American clock and watch making. I did not know that early clocks could be made from either wood or brass nor that peddlers could & did sell clocks from their carts all over the colonies. Visiting both... More 

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Additional Information about American Clock and Watch Museum

Address: Address: 100 Maple Street, Bristol, CT 06010
Phone Number: +1 860-583-6070
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bristol
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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