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American Precision Museum

196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
+1 802-674-5781
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Lots to See and Learn in a Small Space

Really enjoyed visiting this museum. Was skeptical at first that it could be very interesting. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
westernfb
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Baltimore, MD
An amazing little museum

A wonderful place to learn about the importance of manufacturing in the Industrial Revolution that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CarolineMR
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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Museum has the largest collection of machine tools in the country.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed visiting this museum. Was skeptical at first that it could be very interesting. I learned a lot here about an engineering/technological revolution that took place in this very space and that transformed the way we create and use the items that we use...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to learn about the importance of manufacturing in the Industrial Revolution that took place in Southern VT and NH. Small, some hands on for kids. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank CarolineMR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Neat place, enjoyed ourselves. Learned a lot. Good info, easy to understand. Small, but well done. Very small parking lot, but not a busy place.

Thank Melissa R
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Small museums can be superb and this one is exactly that. One hour, or even less depending on your druthers, will open eyes to what it meant to be a "techie" in the early 19th Century. If you go to Philadelphia to see where the...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

If you are mechanically inclined, this place is for you! Sadly, I am NOT, so I really could not appreciate what is here. I AM impressed by the contribution to the war effort by Vermonters who worked round-the-clock to mass-produce weapons. One of the two...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Even if you don’t know the difference between a flange and a sprocket, this small museum is a must. In the heart of the “silicon valley “ of the mid-1800’s, this factory is where the industrial revolution in America took off. Great exhibits and amazing...More

Thank Cameron06820
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Friendly reception and good admission price. Wonderful selection of machinery with knowledgeable staff. The miniatures are exceptional.

Thank glasmorr
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This ancient building has been upcycled to house what seems to be a rare collection of American industrial equipment. Good signage explains what you're looking at, videos clarify purpose and significance. The front desk man is knowledgeable, but you can probably see this in a...More

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

awesome visit to museum - exhibits are very interesting and interactive. so much to see - plan on going back very soon.

Thank babybatman8
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

If you think this isn't going to be interesting, you'd be missing some fascinating history. The inventions made here began the manufacturing process that has led to the 3-D printers we use today.

Thank Alan K
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