National Watch & Clock Museum

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514 Poplar St., Columbia, PA 17512 514 Poplar St., Columbia Directions
+17176848261
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Report | a month ago
Great place. Takes about 2-3 hours to visit. Interesting assortment of clocks.
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Report | a month ago
The displays seem endless. Prepare to spend quite a bit of time, or break visits up. Well worth it. Many incredibly fascinating timepieces and well-detailed histories of the pieces as well as the historical progression of time seeking and timekeeping. Neat activities for kids interspersed throughout the facility. We learned so much, and we will be back.
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Report | 3 months ago
Wonderful, very interesting museum. A lot to see. Nice that there is also a restroom within the exhibit portion with a good water fountain. Also saw them setting up for a function (one can rent the facility for functions which would be a neat location for an event).
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Report | 3 months ago
Nice mix of items for varied interests.
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Report | 4 months ago
Make sure you see the Engel clock demonstration !!
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Report | 5 months ago
It was far more interesting and full of timepieces than we expected. Allow several hours to properly go thru the exhibits. An activity is provided for the children to do with an hourglass.
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Report | 5 months ago
You will be amazed so allow plenty of time to take it all in !
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Report | 6 months ago
not for kids; excellent for those interested in clocks, watches. Some of the older displays are simply beautiful.
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Report | 6 months ago
This is a great place to bring your family for an educational trip. I wanted to spend more time at this place but my 7 yr old is bugging us to leave. I highly recommend this place!!!
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Report | 6 months ago
This museum is where not to be missed. My three kids, 6, 3 and 1 year old, were very excited with its exhibition. This museum is educational and has several station that kids can learn and play related clocks.
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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.

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