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American Precision Museum

196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
+1 802-674-5781
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Mechanically Inclined?

If you are mechanically inclined, this place is for you! Sadly, I am NOT, so I really could not... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
scottishvermonter
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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
via mobile
Not to be missed!

Even if you don’t know the difference between a flange and a sprocket, this small museum is a must... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Cameron06820
,
Darien, Connecticut
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Museum has the largest collection of machine tools in the country.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“machine shop” (6 reviews)
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196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
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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

Thank scottishvermonter
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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

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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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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Machine tools from the 1700's to the modern era. Durable metal sculptures that in turn powered the American Industrial Revolution. Informative, well presented, great collection and staff, and at the top and bottom of the hour, demonstrations of a variety of machine tools.

Thank MWitz
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Somewhat off the beaten path, The American Precision Museum provides a look into the mechanical marvels that once defined manufacture. From huge room-sized machines, to tiny tabletop models, the museum provides visitors with many displays, examples, and even some hand-on experiences. A complete delight.

Thank Timothy M
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Man at desk was very knowledgeable and engaging with the visitors. Once we were inside the section past the front room, quite a few machines on display. Lathes, sewing machines, presses, etc. We spoke with a young man who was working...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were fascinated and impressed by this historic factory turned museum. The tiny working models in the front room were a surprise! We were lucky enough to have a tour guide, informally, who told the story of how the gun factory started. Very cool! The...More

Thank Ravendale9
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