Inside Bristol Clock Museum

Clock making is an essential part of Connecticut’s identity — once the clock capital of the world. While large corporations replaced the intimate workshops of early craftsmen, the legacy of the clock pioneers is preserved at the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol.

One of the largest collections of clocks and watches in the world is located some 2 hours away from Manhattan — in the historic district of Bristol, CT. The museum is housed in an 1801 Federal-style home and boasts some 5,000 clocks and watches from all times including punch clocks, grandfather clocks, blinking-eye clocks, railroad watches, and character watches. I stopped by to peruse the collection and capture the highlights.

Eight-day weight-powered wood movement

American Clock & Watch Museum
100 Maple St, Bristol, CT
Open Friday—Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission fee $6
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