American Clock & Watch Museum

Bristol's the former clockmaking capital of the world! Come admire curious clocks, watches, and time pieces!

Did you know Bristol’s the former clockmaking capital of the world? Check out the American Clock and Watch Museum to learn about American clock and watchmaking through the years with an emphasis on the industry in Connecticut! There is nowhere better to enjoy a clock museum than one housed in an 1801 Federal-style home with a sundial garden on Federal Hill. With over 5,500 clocks, watches and timepieces, and over 8 galleries, this museum is surely one of a kind! Every hour on the hour you can admire the beautiful chimes and strikes each clock sings for you.

The American Clock and Watch Museum is equipped with a small research library open to visitors. Research your own clocks and watches at your leisure. No appointment necessary during the open season, but in the winter appointments are a must. The museum also offers research by their staff for $40 for nonmembers, if you are interested in learning more about a clock or watch you may own.

From the end of March until the end of November, the museum is open from 10am until 5pm daily. In December, the museum is open from 12pm until 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Check their website for further scheduling and events! What are you waiting for? Enjoy a clock sensation right here in Bristol where you will be sure to have a great time!

100 Maple Street, Bristol CT, 06010
American Clock & Watch Museum
100 Maple Street, Bristol CT, 06010

This Week In Bristol

Events for week of September 18, 2017

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Mon 18th

Fun with Carousel Animal Drawing

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Tue 19th

"Connecticut Made" with author Cynthia Parzych

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Wed 20th

Book Bites: A Piece of the World

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Thu 21st

Informational Health Fair at Bristol Senior Center

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center

Mum Festival Opening Night

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard School Field
Fri 22nd

Application Assistance

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wheeler Health & Wellness Center

Mum Festival Friday Night

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard School Field
Sat 23rd

Bristol Farmer's Market

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Patch

Mermaid and Princess Party

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bristol Public Library – Children’s Area
Sun 24th

Hometown Hero Breakfast

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
American Legion Hall

2017 Mum Festival - "Home is Where the Heart Is"

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard