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“Small museum is friendly and welcoming”

Museum of Measurement and Time
Ranked #3 of 27 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.
Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Small museum is friendly and welcoming”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

The museum was established and is run by a local couple who have collected a really diverse and interesting assortment of clocks, measuring and surveying tools, and early calculators. If you are a technology buff or just like local history, this is worth a stop. The owner-curators are gracious and informed.

Visited March 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

This museum is all about time and the owners are so interesting. They have alot of knowledge about Jefferson as all the curious things in the museum.

Visited December 2012
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Jefferson, Texas, United States
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“So Cool”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is so awesome. The people who own this little museum are the most kind folks you will ever meet. The museum is completely free. You can make a small donation if you like. The museum has many clocks and maps of all time periods.

Visited October 2012
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Shreveport, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Great stop in Jefferson”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This place is really special and it is run by two of the nicest senior citizens who will tell you more than you ever imagined about clocks, watches, surveying equipment and much more. Just a great place to spend thirty minutes while in downtown Jefferson.

Visited January 2013
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lots to learn”
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!

Visited January 2013
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