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Crane Museum of Papermaking

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Open today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Where they make the paper for US money..A must to find

We met someone in our travels in the Berkshire’s and said you must visit, we were Leary because... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lois L
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
FASCINATING!!

Only paper maker for U.S. and many foreign currencies. Learn about the continuing high tech battle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Take a tour of the Crane Museum of Papermaking and learn about Crane’s ties to the American Revolution, the development of paper for banknotes, and anti-counterfeiting technologies from the 1800s to the future. Get your hands dirty (don’t worry—it...more
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32 Pioneer St, Off West Housatonic St, Dalton, MA 01226
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We met someone in our travels in the Berkshire’s and said you must visit, we were Leary because not in AAA tour book, but we went. What a find! We spent 2 hours there and learned a lot about our money we use today! They...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lois L
Happiness61116575207, Museum Director at Crane Museum of Papermaking, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for posting. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only paper maker for U.S. and many foreign currencies. Learn about the continuing high tech battle against counterfeiters Historical Seventh generation owners.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Happiness61116575207, Museum Director at Crane Museum of Papermaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for spending an afternoon at the museum!

Reviewed July 13, 2019

I've lived here all my life but had never visited. With family in town what to do that I haven't done numerous times? How about the Crane Papermaking Museum? Well, am I glad we went there. Fascinating history about paper making and currency, interactive with...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Happiness61116575207, Museum Director at Crane Museum of Papermaking, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

Thanks for visiting the museum. We are glad to hear that you and your guests had a good time!

Reviewed July 3, 2019

My wife and I visited the Crane Museum of Papermaking in Dalton, MA and found it be an extremely interesting and rewarding experience. In addition to learning about the history of the company and the basics of papermaking, we were fascinated by the technology that...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank irawine
Happiness61116575207, Museum Director at Crane Museum of Papermaking, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum. All of our docents are retirees from Crane with many years experience and lots of great stories!

Reviewed June 30, 2019

We had visited this museum many years ago, but there is now an informative tour and the ability to make your own paper, as well as design a card. What fun we had!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Happiness61116575207, Museum Director at Crane Museum of Papermaking, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2019

So glad you had fun at the museum!

Reviewed June 25, 2019

We have been to museums all over the world and have NEVER given one a 5 star rating until now. The two tour guides, Gator and ?, were not only retirees but their knowledge of this operation is fantastic. Usually I give both Pro's and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CharlieSwedesboro
Happiness61116575207, Museum Director at Crane Museum of Papermaking, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2019

So glad you enjoyed your visit and I agree, Gator and Ed are fantastic!

Reviewed June 18, 2019

My husband and I visited the Crane Museum of Papermaking in Dalton, Massachusetts on Saturday, June 15, 2019. This was the first time that we visited the museum and we really enjoyed it. We found the tour to be very impressive, being both interesting and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Happiness61116575207, Museum Director at Crane Museum of Papermaking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I might just 'steal' your review for our website! Thanks for your thorough description. We're are glad you enjoined your visit to the museum!

Reviewed May 15, 2019

Small but very interesting, worth the trip. After all, this is where they make the paper for your money.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

We were in the Berkshires for one week during a time of year when most attractions were not yet open for the season. This looked interesting and I am so glad that we stopped at Crane. It was our favorite activity for the week! Mary...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

We were a little worried that my family and I would not have a lot of time to wander through the museum. However when we got there, we learned that it was not a large space that you could get lost in. There were several...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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aw2bad4u
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Cole1299 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! They're open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm - 5pm.
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autumn6420
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Craig L | Reviewed this property |
Museum open through October M-F 1-5 pm, call before you visit 1-800-268-2281.
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Dennis M
July 23, 2015|
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Response from CraneMuseum | Property representative |
Unfortunately not. We have a very small staff who operated the Museum Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. I hope you will be able to visit us.
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