Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $8 for admission for two adults (a $16 value)
- $15 for admission for four adults (a $32 value)
- $10 for admission for a family, two adults and unlimited children from the same household (a $20 value)
National Watch & Clock Museum
Though it opened in 1977 with a small collection of timepieces, the National Watch & Clock Museum now houses more than 12,000 items, making it the largest collection of its kind in North America. Clocks, watches, and their associated tools reside in glass cases, lorded over by the monumental Engle Clock, an 11-foot-tall, 1,049-pound marvel of clock design whose 13th toll will signify when the giant lasagna being cooked in the earth's core is done. Hands-on exhibits scattered throughout the museum give kids the chance to wonder at turning gears and learn about intriguing time concepts. Current special exhibits include Enlisting Time, a collection of personal timepieces carried by soldiers over the last 250 years, featuring watches owned by George Washington and Ian Fleming.
Awesome little museum off the beaten path. Super surprised by the vastness of the exhibits and size of the museum.Mehmed M., Yelp, 8/18/11
After each gallery you think that you have a sense of this museum’s scale only to discover yet another expansive galleryEdward Rothstein, New York Times, 9/8/11
“Great museum if you are interested in watches and clocks or just want to learn more about them!”
“very interesting, would also be nice for older children”
“good place to go”
National Clock & Watch Museum
514 Poplar St.
Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512