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American Precision Museum

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Address: 196 Main Street, Windsor, VT
Phone Number:
+1 802-674-5781
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Museum has the largest collection of machine tools in the country.

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 displayed here. The scale models in the cases over in the corner are incredible.

Thank Piccadilly8
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 something for people of all ages. The volunteer docents are also terrific.

Thank Michael H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Bellevue, Washington
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232 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were told about this museum and certainly enjoyed ourselves there. The Docent is very knowledgeable and helpful in understanding the area!

Thank Gjabsama
Ludlow, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a museum that speaks volume about the character and society around the Springfield-Windsor Vermont area and its heritage. It encompasses the machinery that made machinery. It tells the tale, now unfortunately ancient history for the are, of how the area developed into a world-renown area know for making machinery that would be used world-wide to make manufactured products.... More 

Thank RalphP2
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 835 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Very small, located in a miniature portion of what used to be the most important Vermont designer/ manufacturer of precision instruments for firearms, this is now a pathetic little space with faint traces of past glory. The staff was more interested in discussing their time schedule and other local gossip than to talk to visitors. Yes, they do have some... More 

Thank Oliver S
Hartland, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This little museum tucked in Windsor had such an impact on American history - it's hard to overstate just how much. The exhibits are always thoughtful and interesting; they're geared towards everybody - young, old, male, female. A real must-see.

Thank RookerVT
Paterson, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to windsor vt. Many times and have passed this museum many times not thinking much about it.. was in town with the wife and decided to stop in.. as a trained machinist and mechanic, but no longer working in the field, this museum just blew me away... excellent displays hands on exhibits and a small working machine... More 

Thank traveller110979
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My husband is a machinist and tool and die maker, for 45 years. I knew he would love this museum, and he did. I thought I would be bored, but I wasn't. I love history, and there was plenty here, explaining how the early founders made guns because of the need. Then they went on to other things. There were... More 

Thank Shirley W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

A quiet, unassuming little museum that contains interesting history and information. I am not an engineer, am hopeless at mathematics and have never studied physics, but I found lots to interest me here, not least the history of how the original business at this location influenced American industrialization. There are several hands-on exhibits plus a table in the foyer where... More 

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