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. 

 Clock Identification Event

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American Clock & Watch Museum

Do you have an old clock that you would like to learn more about? Bring it to the clock identification event on Saturday, September 17th from 1:00-3:00. Clock experts will guide you to discover information about your special American-made clock. The cost of this service is $10 per clock and each visitor is limited to three clocks. Please note: museums are restricted by law, so we will not be able to provide any appraisal values at this event. For more information, contact the museum (860-583-6070) 

CT's Treasures

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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

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
Saturday, Sep 24 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, Sep 25 6:00 PM