The National Watch and Clock Museum

National Watch & Clock Museum, Columbia, PA

If you've got an avid interest in clocks and watches, you might want to consider a trip to The National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, PA. The museum, with more than 12,000 items on site displayed in 18,000 square feet, has the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America.

Some of the highlights of the museum include:

  • water clocks developed in China and the Middle East
  • some of the earliest examples of mechanical clocks from 17th-century Florence
  • unusual "grandfather" and cuckoo clocks
  • early pocket watches and wristwatches
  • rare Hamilton watches from nearby Lancaster, the original headquarters of the famous watch manufacturer
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Comments (3)

  1. That’d be soooo coool! I’d love to visit there sometime. Hopefully I get out to Columbia sometime in the next couple years.

  2. Swiss Watch Wire

    Yah it’s a fun trip. It’s very close to the old Hamilton factory, headquarters, as well as RGM, a rising star in the US watchmaking scene. I believe you can get a tour there as well. Kobold is also based in Penn.

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