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American Clock & Watch Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A fun look at the history of American time pieces

My wife and I visited the unique museum and we loved it. From the moment we arrived. We were warmly... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2019
Troy, New York

A magnificent variety of time pieces and it was interesting the learn how the clock factories of... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2019
Vienna, Virginia
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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...more
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100 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010-5034
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

My wife and I visited the unique museum and we loved it. From the moment we arrived. We were warmly greeted by Barbara who had a tremendous amount of warm friendly knowledge of not only the clocks but local bakeries and places of interest. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

A magnificent variety of time pieces and it was interesting the learn how the clock factories of Bristol were world renowned. A shame the factories and craftsmanship was eventually lost.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

We were driving through Bristol and tried to find something to do. We decided to give the Clock & Watch Museum a try. The woman at the desk gave a very informative and fun presentation before letting us wander on our own. It covered the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

We were on a Mystery Bus Trip and did not know where we going. What a pleasant surprise. You do not know what you don't know about Clocks and watches until you visit this entertaining and informative tour. The staff is wonderful, knowledgeable and very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Very informative and interesting museum that shows the evolution of timepieces. Off the beaten path, but worth the 'time' spent. 😜

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

The American Clock and Watch Museum was a fun stop while in Bristol, CT. I had 3 children from 10-13 in tow. There is a scavenger hunt that kept the kids busy hunting while my mom and I read as many details as we could....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

At first this may sound kind of hokey, but once you are there you will realize it is anything but. There are nearly 6,000 clocks in this museum. The collection includes small retro clocks, ornate mantle clocks, magnificent grandfather clocks, eight day clocks, one taking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

While visiting relatives I took time to visit the museum and I was amazed at the different clocks. I would recommend if you in Connecticut worth the stop .

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Always thought the history of clocks was in Waterbury. . .who knew that a wonderful museum in Bristol would enlighten us! You have to be in the big clock room on the hour to hear the symphony of chimes!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

A wonderful collection of clocks and watches plus the history of time piece making over the centuries. You'll see and learn how the industry developed and grew in CT. Many of the clocks are works of art. Expect to spend 90 minutes there.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Barbara W
May 31, 2018|
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Response from davidbN4341RG | Reviewed this property |
Yes as of Mothers Day weekend, and it is very cleaver the way the museum presents it.