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American Precision Museum

196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
+1 802-674-5781
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Precision Preserved

Somewhat off the beaten path, The American Precision Museum provides a look into the mechanical... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Timothy M
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Groton, United States
Very Interesting

Interesting place to visit. Man at desk was very knowledgeable and engaging with the visitors... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
ChickenLady1
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Museum has the largest collection of machine tools in the country.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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

Thank ChickenLady1
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
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

American Precision Museum Was a surprise ! Had a very good cross section of old school equipment and machinery from the past each piece of equipment and machinery either had a note card or a brief video about that particular piece of equipment and it...More

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The location is really nice, right on the original water that powered the shop that was here from the beginning. The models in the front room are eye-popping in their detail. All scratch built by one individual, each piece hand fabricated. These alone would warrant...More

Thank whiskey3pa
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The American Precision Museum was the highlight of our weekend trip. I picked it out as a destination because my husband has a mechanical mind. In the end I was blown away by how my perception of history had changed by the information I learned....More

Thank Linda147
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I have an interest in the technological heritage of the CT River Valley, but I'm not myself mechanical. So I appreciated Mr Clay Washburn turning on the machines and making us a gear with an explanation of the two wheels revolving in opposite directions. The...More

Thank absentmindedowl
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This place was fascinating - a place where the machines that made the machines to make things are on display. Anyone with the least interest in the machinery that enabled our country to fight world wars and prosper generally will appreciate the variety of machinery...More

Thank Piccadilly8
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This museums has lots of manufacturing machines and shows how they were powered during the 1800s. The site was the scene of critical innovations in manufacturing and sourced both guns and machines used to make guns in the civil war. Highly recommended and there is...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had to stop by here on wsy to covered bridge. What a cool museum. Very old artifacts and history. Well worth the time.

Thank scott v
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