promoting and preserving the history of American-made clocks and watches

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Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock & watchmaking with particular emphasis on Connecticut, once the clock capital of the United States.  The museum holds one of the largest displays of American clocks and watches in the world, over 5,500! As visitors travel through the museum’s eight galleries, these timekeeping devices chime and strike upon the hour.  Located in the historic "Federal Hill" district of Bristol, the museum is housed in an 1801 Federal-style home with a sundial garden. 

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles: 
Timepieces in the Transportation Industry 

Our latest exhibition is now on view!

Our special exhibit on timepieces in the transportation industry features many items that haven't been on display for years, including railroad watches (and those designed to look like them), automobile clocks, and cockpit clocks. 

Trolley Tour
of Historic Federal Hill

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hear the stories behind the facades!
As you travel on our 90-minute, fully narrated, driving tour of Bristol’s Historic Federal Hill, you will enjoy tales of one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hear the stories of the people and places that shaped Bristol’s rich history, and get the dirt on the Hill!

Tours begin in the First Congregational Church parking lot on Maple Street, across from the Federal Hill Green, at: 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, and 3:30 PM

After your tour, stay for a FREE concert at 5 PM on the Federal Hill Green. Bring a chair or blanket, pack a picnic, and listen to the sounds of Cajun Ray and the Steamers, one of the area’s premier classic rock bands.

$25 per person for the trolley tour

Advanced reservations required.

Call 860-583-6070 to purchase your tickets.*

*program tickets are non-refundable

This event is generously sponsored by Briar Rosa Center for Aesthetics and Wellness -- Dr. Victoria Rose Biondi and Associates, Roland Dumont Agency, Allied Insurance, and DuPont Funeral Home.

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Research Your Clock or Watch

Our team of researchers can help you discover more about the rarity and history of your timepiece. $40/request.  Free for members of ACWM.

Give to our Annual Fund

Donate to our annual fund drive and you'll preserve time for future generations.

100 Maple Street
Bristol, CT 06010

Sunday, Aug 28 at 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, Sep 2 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday, Sep 16 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, Sep 17 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM