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

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It's TIME to Visit Us!

School Tours & Adult Tours

Located in the heart of what was once the world center of clock manufacturing, the American Clock & Watch Museum showcases the history of the American clock and watch making industry with a special emphasis on Connecticut-made timepieces.   We welcome tour groups year-round so feel free to call us at 860-583-6070 to schedule your personalized tour today!

School Tours:

While your students are visiting the museum, they will view a two-story tower clock and learn what makes a clock "tick".  They will be delighted by the chiming of the tall case clocks and they will be challenged to make fascinating discoveries as they wind their way through the museum galleries on a scavenger hunt.


If you are looking for a field trip that will delight your students, this is the one to book!  The tour, which includes an orientation session, takes about an hour and a half and can be combined with a trip to the Bristol Historical Society, New England Carousel Museum, Barnes Nature Center or the Imagine Nation Museum to complete your day. These venues are nearby and provide areas for your students to enjoy their lunch.  In order to secure a date, we require a $30 non-refundable deposit in advance.  The deposit will be credited toward the cost of your trip.

If you are unable to plan a trip to the museum, we would be happy to accommodate your group by scheduling a classroom visit.

Adult and Family Tours:

ACWM can accommodate groups interested in visiting the museum.  Call the museum, 860-583-6070, to make arrangements  or click  "Contact Us"  and complete a request form.   

Group rates and guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more adults.  A $50 non-refundable deposit (covers the cost of the first 10 adults) is required two weeks in advance of your visit to secure the group rate and a tour guide.  Upon your arrival, the deposit will be credited towards your admission costs.