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Address: 11 Front St, Collinsville, CT 06019-3118
Phone Number: 860-693-2793
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This extensive collection of 19th-century memorabilia is housed in one of...

This extensive collection of 19th-century memorabilia is housed in one of the original Collins Axe Company buildings.

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Something for everyone; well worth the visit

This is a fun historical museum with lots to offer. The focal point of the museum is its collection of Collinsville Axe Company products and historical items. By the mid... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2013
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Coventry, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A great museum, can walk around or sign up for a tour which is very interesting. Many old Collins Company machine tools from the old factory, wonderful running train upstairs.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I went inside with my 3 1/2 year old son who had just gone through antique shopping without touching a thing. Upon arrival I was told it was a donation / but then told it was a four dollar fee because they don't want anyone touching anything and have to have guides with them. When I asked about the trains... More 

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Collinsville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

What could you find in a local museum in Collinsville? The answers are far more than most people would expect. Starting with artifacts from the Civil War and Victorian eras, this museum takes visitors through a history of the Collins Company, which revolutionized the production of sharp-edged tools in America. See examples of the 1100 different tools produced in the... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Housed in a former factory building of the Collins Axe Co., this large museum is has an excellent collection of tools and artifacts from the 19th century on three floors. Do not pass up the guided tour! Couched within the rise and fall story of the Collins Axe Co, an innovative and pre-industrial revolution manufacturer who established an important global... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is a fun historical museum with lots to offer. The focal point of the museum is its collection of Collinsville Axe Company products and historical items. By the mid nineteenth century, the company had built a world-wide brand, and this collection was quite fascinating. But the museum also has, in its vast three-story building, many fine displays representing life... More 

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