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If you are a clock/watch or a gadget lover it's worth a few hours....

My brother in law loves timepieces so we stopped t let him look around. I was pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Louisville, Kentucky
Impressive Collection

Interesting presentation of clocks, watches and various timekeeping aparatis through the ages... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The National Watch and Clock Museum was officially opened to the public in 1977 with fewer than 1,000 items. Since that time, the collection has increased to over 12,000 items and the museum has undergone several expansion projects. The latest...more
514 Poplar St, Columbia, PA 17512-2124
+1 717-684-8261
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother in law loves timepieces so we stopped t let him look around. I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of historic pieces and a few pop culture pieces (James Bond Watches). My favorite piece is what I called the Bible clock (not the correct name)....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting presentation of clocks, watches and various timekeeping aparatis through the ages. Many unique, interesting pieces. The introductory section of the museum was stocked with reproduction items and purpose-built models - would have been more impressive to see actual ancient timekeeping artifacts, which we've seen...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For years, we have been saying we should visit this museum and found excuses not to since we thought it would be boring. We were wrong big-time. Terrific, very interesting, wonderful. We will visit again and again! Highly recommend this place for adults and kids.

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum has an amazing collection of clocks and watches. I visited the museum with my husband who loves watches and my two daughters. We spent over 3 hours at this museum and the time flew (pun intended!) Introductory video was very interesting and worthwhile....More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Learned about this place on Groupon, booked 4 discounted tickets for our party of 5 intending to purchase another ticket when we arrived. Our 5 yr old granddaughter got in for free. This attraction intrigued me so we went. We all were pleasantly surprised at...More

Thank Katherine F
Reviewed August 13, 2018

My mom, husband and I enjoyed our tour of this museum. Very interesting history of watches and clocks. What a wonderful collection and assortment.

Thank Carol F
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

It’s fantastic!! I was so shocked at the size of the museum; the beauty and craftsmanship of the clocks on display.... my mom did not want to go. Then she saw my pictures. We will be going back. The staff is knowledgeable & friendly. Today,...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018

The history of time-keeping, so many different clocks and watches, and highlighting Hamilton watches, which used to be made in Lancaster. There's also a gift shop.

Thank jannwillie
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

A great museum, well worth the admission and the time spent. It’s a great visit for those who are mechanically inclined or interested in time keeping. We definitely recommend a visit if you’re in the area.

Thank Daytona_Mac
Reviewed July 11, 2018

A fascinating experience of the many ways to tell time. We chanced upon a free lecture about an enormous clock with many interesting facets. Might be a bit dull for young kids, but for older ones and adults, it is an amazing panorama of time-keeping.

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September 26, 2017|
Response from GabrielaC4017 |
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September 26, 2017|
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Response from youthgoes | Reviewed this property |
Hola Gabriela! Recomendaría entrar en contacto con el reloj nacional y el museo del reloj para ver. Sé que a veces compran o aceptan artículos, y tienen un buen personal. No sé si lo aceptarían o no, pero vale la pena... More
January 21, 2017|
Response from JeanieBeanieD | Reviewed this property |
They are N.A.W.C.C. Look there. Right now they have limited museum hours = Tues thru Sat 10-4 Starting in April they expand to Sunday, then after Memorial Day their hours expand. Enjoy your trip!