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National Watch and Clock Museum

514 Poplar St, Columbia, PA 17512-2124
+1 717-684-8261
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Enjoyed the many clocks and the presentation! We thought we were halfway through, but had only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel G
If you like clocks and watches you owe it to yourself to visit!

My husband collects clocks and pocket watches, so we were willing to go a little out of our way to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RamblingRoses
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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The National Watch and Clock Museum was officially opened to the public in 1977 with fewer than 1,000 items. Since that time, the collection has increased to over 12,000 items and the museum has undergone several expansion projects. The latest expansion opened in October 1999 and featured an entirely new and redesigned exhibit space, as well as a new two-story addition. Today, the museum is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America.The National Watch & Clock Museum is conveniently located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, less than two hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre.
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  • Average4%
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514 Poplar St, Columbia, PA 17512-2124
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+1 717-684-8261
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the many clocks and the presentation! We thought we were halfway through, but had only seen about 1/10 of the museum!

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband collects clocks and pocket watches, so we were willing to go a little out of our way to visit this museum. It would be a good museum if all they did was display this beautiful and varied collection of time pieces. What makes...More

Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Clocks from the 16th Century, Pocket Watches, everything related to Horology is present. Not only as a educational experience, but the display of the Watches of James Bond was out of this world. Visitors, looking for a great place for lunch have to go the...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Time keeping presented as amazingly beautiful art, mechanical engineering, and historical importance from the beginning of measured time to today. It far exceeded all of our expectations. Each of us, regardless of age, experience or education saw, read or felt many things to talk about...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The National Watch and Clock Museum is a fascinating place for anyone who has ever owned a watch, seen a clock or wondered about measuring time. We didn't allot nearly enough time for this gem. The displays go on and on. You won't believe how...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

The National Watch and Clock Museum is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America, but you don’t need to be a horologist to enjoy a visit. The thoughtfully designed exhibits take you through the history of timekeeping technology; and the...More

Thank NJM68462
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, decided to take a trip and check it for myself. I'm the watch collector/enthusiast, my wife came along for the ride and to get something to eat afterwards. What a worthwhile, informative, and enjoyable experience! You can spend anywhere...More

Thank George K
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This museum was a great tribute to time. Watches and clocks from all eras are displayed with a nice demonstration of the Engle Clock. Make the time and visit this museum.

Thank JeaZas
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I love clocks and watches and I loved this museum. So many, many watches with little areas of in depth info. A few displays for kids to try things. I really liked it.

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I was with a tour group and we spent about 2 hours at the museum. The director was our guide and he was very well versed on TIME and time keeping elements thru the ages. I found it to be most interesting and was glad...More

Thank Retiredrn365
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Gabriela C
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Perdón, es Liege 1905 Hors Concours
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Response from youthgoes | Reviewed this property |
Hola Gabriela! Recomendaría entrar en contacto con el reloj nacional y el museo del reloj para ver. Sé que a veces compran o aceptan artículos, y tienen un buen personal. No sé si lo aceptarían o no, pero vale la pena... More
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Response from JeanieBeanieD | Reviewed this property |
They are N.A.W.C.C. Look there. Right now they have limited museum hours = Tues thru Sat 10-4 Starting in April they expand to Sunday, then after Memorial Day their hours expand. Enjoy your trip!
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