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“Interesting and free”

Museum of Measurement and Time
Ranked #3 of 20 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 July 28, 2013

We enjoyed looking at the massive collection of clocks, surveying equipment, and maps. The owners are super nice folks and give you a very personal tour. They do ask for donations, but there is absolutely no pressure.

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We were given an hour long free personal tour of antique clock, maps, surveying tools, and even a salt & pepper shaker collection! The owners are so, so kind and sweet and the museum is worth going to just to meet them. This is their personal collection that they enjoy sharing with others free of charge.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Cassie B
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

I see that someone wrote a review complaining that he was bored by what he found here. That is his right, but I would point out that it is absolutely free of charge, and contains a large collection of important instruments used for surveying and many clocks. The owner is a very interesting and informative man, who shares his 60 years of experience with the public as a service. If one was to bother to do more than a cursory and condescending appraisal, one would meet a fine man who has many interesting stories to tell. On the other hand, I doubt he knows anything about Jersey Shore or American Idol, so if you are looking for entertainment, this is not for you. If you would like to learn something, take some time and meet these fine people and hear their stories. This is one of the most interesting things you will see in Jefferson.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank willypete
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The owners are a very nice retired couple that love to give a personal guided tour. We spent about an hour with the wife before her husband came in. They are both very friendly and knowledgeable about their clocks, maps and surveying tools.

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank sueDayton_Tx
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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.

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Heliodorus
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