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American Clock and Watch Museum

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Address: 100 Maple Street, Bristol, CT 06010
Phone Number: +1 860-583-6070
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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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Absolute must for history fans

Incredible collection of ancient and American timepieces. Check internet for prices, times and special presentation. They also have antique evaluation but always call to find... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
GringoAlto2000
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible collection of ancient and American timepieces. Check internet for prices, times and special presentation. They also have antique evaluation but always call to find when!

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a place for antique clock lovers. Housed in an antique home and addition, the Bristol museum is a haven for horologists and newcomers. It is open seasonally from April to the Fall. Within reach of all the Northeast.

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Thank BobbyP009
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have lived in the area all my life but, I have never been to this place until visiting friends brought me here last year. I was amazed at what I had missed. The clocks and watches were extremely well displayed and they all had, for the most part, an interesting history attached to them. Most of the time pieces... More 

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Central Ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent piece of history for an area where Seth Thomas and Timex made watches and clocks. Very affordable for the family AND a couple of blocks from the Bristol Fire and Carousel Museum. Good family fun.

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Thank E M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I visited this quirky little museum this summer and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the collection. It was a really neat way to spend our afternoon. The staff was knowledgeable and courteous and the time pieces were diverse and in beautiful condition. I would love to go again.

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Thank Jessica W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure when you visit you go at lunch time so you can hear all the clocks chime! It's a really cool experience. As well as seeing all the different types of clocks and interesting things they put clocks into such as rings and ect.

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Thank Juliana H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

More than meets your expectations. The quality and quantity of the clicks are amazing. The setting is top notch. You can even rent the room with the 250 year old grandfather clocks. It captivated my wife who isn't much into museums. It gets close to overwhelming, but in a good way.

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Nijmegen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

A nice little museum in Connecticut, we didn't know there were so many types of clocks. A really nice lady gave us an informative introduction in the museum and it was really neat to walk around here. Very nice if you have 1-2 hours free time (although you can walk here all day if you want to look closer at... More 

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Plainville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

So much history in this place. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was interesting and photos were allowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

My second visit to the museum. $6 entry fee there is a family discount. Not a good place for young kids however a good example of history of clocks in ct.

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