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Crandall Historical Printing Museum

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Address: 275 E Center St, Provo, UT 84606-3133
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+1 801-377-7777

This museum illustrates the history of moveable type and contains the...

This museum illustrates the history of moveable type and contains the United State's only working replica of the printing press made by Johannes Gutenberg in the 1400s.

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Fascinating Tour!

I started this tour with a general understanding of how printing presses work, and their historical significance, but I came away from the tour with hands-on experience and a... read more

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Palmdale, California
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Palmdale, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I started this tour with a general understanding of how printing presses work, and their historical significance, but I came away from the tour with hands-on experience and a deeper appreciation for the printed word. This little museum has working replicas of several different types of printing presses, and the tour guide demonstrates how each one works. I learned about... More 

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Mona, Utah
2 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Crandall Historical Printing Museum has a beautiful spirit and bears a powerful testimony of God's providence.

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Trophy Club, Texas
1 review
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

This museum really does give a lot of insight into how the scriptures and other printing was done from the beginning of printing. It's hands on and very interesting. Everyone who is in the area needs to go see this!

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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

If you like books, you'll love your visit to this museum, which features working copies of old printing presses, including the world's first, the famous Gutenberg press. It's run by a lovely couple of old guys, though they have quite a rambling way about them, so if you want a fast, concise tour, this isn't the place for you! But... More 

1 Thank Eldarro
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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Went last night and loved it! It was amazing to see what used to go into printing. They show you not only the printing process on a Gutenberg and other subsequent presses, but the genius of Gutenberg in inventing it in the first place and how he made it. Other presses include those used for the Declaration of Independence and... More 

2 Thank Matt F
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

Loved the whole tour very friendly and informative great for all ages. I went with a UVU English dept class tour and everyone brought their children because it's that cool to go there

1 Thank Cheryl C
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

You won't regret time spent at the Crandall Printing Museum. We arranged a private tour with our home school group. The kids (ages 6/7 and up- those with attention spans) enjoyed it immensely and learned so much. We felt privileged to be given such a personal tour- and found out it is customary. Not a place for toddlers. I'd like... More 

1 Thank TylerSuzanne C
Woodinville, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 12 January 2015

The Crandall Historical Printing Museum is a needle in a haystack, a diamond in the rough. I live and go to school in Provo and just barely discovered this museum during my senior year. The owners of the museum are experts on the subject of printing throughout the ages, and they personally give you the tour. They have world class... More 

1 Thank Tanner L
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

I was lucky enough to go on a quick tour with the owner (Louis E. Crandall) and the other wonderful historians (Jim Watkins and Wallet Saling) there. The history was amazing to see and hear about the impact that each of the printers played in today's history. What was the true kicker was that they actual used the printers during... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

We showed up today, not knowing they were closed in preparation for July 4th. When they heard we were from Alabama and would not get another chance to visit, they let us in and gave us an abbreviated tour which exceeded our expectations. The exhibits were as high quality as some we have seen in big name museums, and better... More 

2 Thank Mary S

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