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. 

Clock ID Day

Are you curious to find out more information about that old clock
of yours? A curatorial staff member will be available on Thursday, 
April 23rd  from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
to help you learn about the history of your special timepiece. The fee for this program is $10 per clock and includes museum admission.

Open for the 2015 Season

It's official!  The museum is open for the 2015 season, so plan to stop by for a visit. We are open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 pm.

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.

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.

ACWM
100 Maple Street
Bristol, CT 06010
860-583-6070

Friday, Apr 17 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, Apr 23 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, May 1 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM