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 US.  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. 

2015 Exhibition

Once Upon a Time:
Clocks & Watches in 
Popular Literature

Pull up a chair. Open a good book. And discover the story of clocks and watches... from a literary perspective.

Proud to be a 
Blue Star Museum!

Beginning Memorial Day weekend and extending through Labor Day weekend, museum admission is FREE for active military members and their immediate family.  For more information about the Blue Star Museum program, and to see a complete list of participating museums, click on the icon above.

Trolley Tour
Sunday, August 30th

Join us for a 90-minute trolley tour of Bristol’s Historic Federal Hill.   Presented by the American Clock & Watch Museum,  Bristol Historical Society, and Bristol Federal Hill Association, the tour is  sponsored by Briar Rosa Center for Aesthetics and Wellness, the Roland Dumont Agency, DuPont Funeral Home, and Allied Insurance Center. Advanced reservations required. For more information and to purchase  tickets ($25 non-refundable), call the museum 860-583-6070.

CT's Treasures

 For more information about all of the wonderful places to visit in CT, click on the logo above.

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, Aug 7 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, Aug 15 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, Aug 21 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday, Aug 30 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM