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Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

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Address: 115 Pierson Ln, Windsor, CT 06095-2050
Phone Number: 860-683-2903
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Visit Connecticut's newest cultural attraction and learn how communications...

Visit Connecticut's newest cultural attraction and learn how communications technology has changed our lives. It's fun, educational and entertaining! Tune radios over 80 years old... talk over candlestick telephones like your grandparents used... send a message in Morse Code... crank a phonograph and listen to 100-year-old records... see what television was like when the only color choices were black and white. Learn about the telegraph, telephone, mechanical sound recording, wireless telegraphy, radio and television, and the seeds of computers, satellite communications and the Internet.

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Cub scout museum visit

Definitely one of the coolest places to be, especially for the kids because they made their own radios, saw the history on radios and even got to see a Tesla coil in use.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2016
Fran S

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Definitely one of the coolest places to be, especially for the kids because they made their own radios, saw the history on radios and even got to see a Tesla coil in use.

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Thank Fran S
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is a marvelous museum of communications. Vintage radios, record players, records, televisions and more for the asking.

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Thank BobbyP009
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Exit 37 leads down memory lane with a world of delightful memorabilia of communication history. Almost every would acclaim "wow! I remember that ! Good on a rainy day: call ahead

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I just wanted to walk around and look at their collection to find one that matched ours. Staff member decided to insult me with a snotty comment instead of taking my money. I left.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Really good collection of recent to ancient radios and televisions. Volunteers knew about their stuff and worked to make sure we understood the history and the technical material.

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Thank Christopher S
Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Went here expecting to spend an hour or so. Our guide, Mark, asked how much time we had and advised he could tailor the tour to us and make it as fast or long as we wanted. He was so thorough and then Chris finished the tour. We actually stayed about three hours. These guides know their stuff and provide... More 

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Windsor,CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Went there with a bunch of friends on a rainy day since hiking was out of the question. This was my second time there. Both time we had a docent take us around explaining some very interesting facts about local history and the world of communication.

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

An amazing museum with excellent docents, walking you thru the earliest to newest forms of electronic communications - telegraph, phonograph, movies, radio, telephones, TV and computers. Everything is touchable and perfectly displayed. Great for kids, adults and radio geeks.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Check web page for days and hours : This is a modest and very informative museaum of the history of communication, from telegraph, telephone, radio, television and computers. Lots of memorabilia ... well worth a visit, expecially with family and students. Us "oldies" just loved the items and displays, jsut big enough for an hour visit ... Don't forget to... More 

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Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

They had many different vintage communication items. Old computers , telephones, radio tubes and T.V. Everyone was very helpful in their knowledge of the history of the of the items The refreshments were over the top. It was a very delight event.

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