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“Lots to learn”

Museum of Measurement and Time
Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Jefferson
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Museum features Land Surveying history, the exhibits feature examples of early surveying dating from the 1700's. Items on exhibit are compasses, transits, levels and topographic tools. Our collection includes, maps, documents and historical items from early America. Our maps feature North America, the united States and Texas from the early 1900's. The tools of early surveyors are on display. Our exhibit of early calculation devices, slide rules and other methods represent the development of mathematic tools. The museum includes an extensive clock collection featuring time keeping devices and calendars clocks. Our displays include items which measure, such as scales and barometers. Our collection of salt & pepper shakers includes pairs from each of the states and many vacation destinations. The collection numbers nearly 1000, all are unique.
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Definitely worth checking out if you are interested in the geographic history of Jefferson, surveying, maps, the salt & pepper collection from the wife and her aunt, or past ways of measuring time, etc. The couple that run the museum are filled with knowledge and love to share what they know! My favorite highlights included learning why Jefferson is shaped the way that it is, what influenced it's growth, saw maps of how the red river has changed, and saw some old calculators I didn't even know existed before visiting this museum! We stopped by before heading out of town and turned out to be where we learned the most and spent the most time! Wish we had visited earlier to chat some more!

Thank Shanzym
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

The spacious building is basically a showcase for the personal collections of maps, clocks, and salt-and-pepper shakers amassed by the owners. There are much more interesting places to visit in town.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

We almost didn't go in, but so glad we did! The museum is full of some pretty amazing history and we had very educated and interesting hosts, who are also the owners. If you visit Jefferson, this is a stop you MUST make. You will talk about it for months, we still do! Looking forward to going again

Thank jeni211
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

This free museum is great! I was taken here by a friend. I did not think it would be of interest. Was i surprised! In my opinion, inch for inch, it's the best little museum in Jefferson. The tour guides are the owners who acquired all of the items on display, and they are very knowledgeable about each item displayed. If you want to experience a good dose of southern hospitality, this is the place for that, too.

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We almost didn't go in because it seemed so small, but the people were so sweet and informative. It is also free.

1  Thank MISWCM
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