Photo of American Clock and Watch Museum in the spring

Celebrating the innovation and artistry of the American clock and watch industries, The American Clock & Watch Museum is located in the Federal Hill neighborhood.

Did you know that Connecticut played a major role in revolutionizing the clock and watch industries in America? Learn about the innovative geniuses who made this happen at the American Clock & Watch Museum. Exhibits include sundials and shelf clocks, chronometers and character watches, and everything in between. Discover one the largest collections of American-made timepieces in the world. Enjoy their ticking and chiming as you stroll through the museum’s eight galleries.

The museum is self-guided. Families are encouraged to take part in a scavenger hunt. The museum gift shop has a variety of time-related products, including adult and children’s books, toys, unique gifts, and our very own Tick Tock Tonic soda!

Come visit us on the first or third Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and follow our Old Cranks around the museum as they set the clocks.

Open all year–Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Dec. 24-25, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day. Visit our website at for our most up-to-date hours and activities.