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American Precision Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Excellent vintage machine collection and informative history. If you have any interest in American... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
TomJofPA
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Benton, Pennsylvania
If you are so inclined, this is the best; very fascinating.

A little out-of-the way place that thrills those inclined for machinery tools and the history of... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
ShenVal04
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Staunton
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Museum has the largest collection of machine tools in the country.
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196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Excellent vintage machine collection and informative history. If you have any interest in American History, the Industrial Revolution or manufacturing, there are many machines and explanations of how they worked and were used to make the things that everyone uses in daily life. It will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TomJofPA
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A little out-of-the way place that thrills those inclined for machinery tools and the history of the trade since the 1800s. Great information about the Connecticut River Valley in the 1800s. So cool. Nice displays to explain the tools and their relevance. How does that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ShenVal04
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is a rather nice little museum devoted to the story of the development of the metal working technology that was instrumental to the emergence of mass production. So, early machines that were created to make parts from a template are displayed. There is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BobHLeverett
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Really enjoyed visiting this museum. Was skeptical at first that it could be very interesting. I learned a lot here about an engineering/technological revolution that took place in this very space and that transformed the way we create and use the items that we use...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank westernfb
Reviewed 30 July 2018

A wonderful place to learn about the importance of manufacturing in the Industrial Revolution that took place in Southern VT and NH. Small, some hands on for kids. Definitely worth the stop.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CarolineMR
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Neat place, enjoyed ourselves. Learned a lot. Good info, easy to understand. Small, but well done. Very small parking lot, but not a busy place.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 523MelissaR
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Small museums can be superb and this one is exactly that. One hour, or even less depending on your druthers, will open eyes to what it meant to be a "techie" in the early 19th Century. If you go to Philadelphia to see where the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank 20815mouse
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

If you are mechanically inclined, this place is for you! Sadly, I am NOT, so I really could not appreciate what is here. I AM impressed by the contribution to the war effort by Vermonters who worked round-the-clock to mass-produce weapons. One of the two...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank scottishvermonter
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Even if you don’t know the difference between a flange and a sprocket, this small museum is a must. In the heart of the “silicon valley “ of the mid-1800’s, this factory is where the industrial revolution in America took off. Great exhibits and amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Cameron06820
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Friendly reception and good admission price. Wonderful selection of machinery with knowledgeable staff. The miniatures are exceptional.

Date of experience: September 2017
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