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American Precision Museum

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Address: 196 Main Street, Windsor, VT
Phone Number: 802 674 5781
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Museum has the largest collection of machine tools in the country.

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Fabulous specialist museum

We were looking for somewhere interesting to stopover on a trip and came across this place. We're not engineering buffs but still found this facinating. Just incredible that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Neil B
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for somewhere interesting to stopover on a trip and came across this place. We're not engineering buffs but still found this facinating. Just incredible that the meeting of three innovative people at a place and time can change history, which is literally what happened here. Great collection of old machine tools well laid out with good information.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very thorough collection of precision machinery throughout the industrial age... milling machines, drill presses, lathes, and more. The facility is large and roomy, and there's also an area where an intern will demonstrate some of the machinery, and perhaps give you the result as a souvenir.

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1 Thank David Z
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Learned a lot about American history and machinery. Amazing models of machines! Friendly staff. They even machined a souvenir before our eyes.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

We were in Windsor, were interested in visiting, but on the museums Website noted the seasonal closing. Since this was NOT mentioned on the TripAdvisor page thought we should note this edit for the listing

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3 Thank JoeBobNH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

It is almost next to Saint Gaudens Historic Site and just after you exit the longest covered bridge in the U.S. Interchangeable parts were perfected here, which contributed mightily to the North winning the Civil War. This factory produced the machinery that built guns. If you took shop class in high school, they have machinery that will bring back that... More 

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

If you are an engineer, tool maker or just interested in machinery, this is the place for you. Lots of vintage machinery from local manufacturers with lots of history. From planers to sewing machines these tools all have an interesting story. It's amazing. Some beautiful working miniatures there too.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The museum is packed with early precision machines, mostly from the 1800's, which allowed mass production. Some of the machines looked like art pieces, really beautiful. We were there on a weekend and there were plenty of guides around to help explain the different pieces. Some were giving demonstrations.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Arrived on a Sunday and was allowed to enter for free, but was able to leave a donation. A self guided tour with lots of signs and videos as demos. Stayed about an hour and a half, because it was so very interesting. Glad I drove out of my way to see this.

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1 Thank 50StatesBucketlist
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Nice little museum packed with so much to see. Personal tour by staff. Lots of information. Very interesting. Easy to find right on the main road.

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Towson, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Interesting tie in to gun manufacturing during the civil war. We were there in the middle of the week so there were no volunteers to expand your knowledge of the equipment.

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