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American Clock & Watch Museum

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DWeso wrote a review Oct 14
Milwaukee, Wisconsin142 contributions38 helpful votes
I found this place on TripAdvisor. It is definitely a special interest museum. The displays are informative, and nicely composed. I learned much about how clocks were part of Early America. And how the manufacture, sale and distribution helped shape the economy. If you are interested in Early American history, mechanical devices, and how they work, this museum will be of interest to you. I spent about an hour. I would not recommend it for small children.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Janet C wrote a review Aug 2020
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We had a wonderful time (no pun intended!) at this museum. Learned so much and were amazed by the sheer number of clocks!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Catherine S wrote a review Aug 2020
Shelton, Connecticut136 contributions37 helpful votes
Enjoyed walking around and seeing all the old clocks brought back may memories.We especially enjoyed the grandfather clocks the chimes were so relaxing.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Rosy1970 wrote a review Feb 2020
Westport, Connecticut90 contributions8 helpful votes
The museum was bigger and more interesting than I had expected. There are so many beautiful clocks and a lot of interesting information. We learned about Connecticut’s role in manufacturing clocks and in the industrial revolution in America. I highly recommend this museum. The set up is very well done and the staff is nice and helpful!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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dustythoughts wrote a review Jan 2020
Manchester, Connecticut1,075 contributions342 helpful votes
This fascinating museum is absolutely worth visiting, The exterior is unassuming (it was originally a private home built in the early 1800s), but is absolutely stuffed full of clocks and watches from the past couple of centuries. The clocks are well-curated with explanations and details on how the clocks were built and used, and there's a display of all the pieces that were used to built a mid-19th-century clock. There are also displays on more recent watches and how they compare to earlier versions. The guy behind the counter who sold us our tickets, also gave us a great background on both the house and the museum. The clocks all chime every hour on the hour; be sure to listen for them!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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