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American Precision Museum

196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
+1 802-674-5781
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Not to be missed!

Even if you don’t know the difference between a flange and a sprocket, this small museum is a must... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Darien, Connecticut
via mobile
Great museum

Friendly reception and good admission price. Wonderful selection of machinery with knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Castelnaudary, France
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Museum has the largest collection of machine tools in the country.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
+1 802-674-5781
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Reviewed 3 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

Thank Cameron06820
Reviewed 29 September 2017

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

Thank glasmorr
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This ancient building has been upcycled to house what seems to be a rare collection of American industrial equipment. Good signage explains what you're looking at, videos clarify purpose and significance. The front desk man is knowledgeable, but you can probably see this in a...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

awesome visit to museum - exhibits are very interesting and interactive. so much to see - plan on going back very soon.

Thank babybatman8
Reviewed 3 September 2017

If you think this isn't going to be interesting, you'd be missing some fascinating history. The inventions made here began the manufacturing process that has led to the 3-D printers we use today.

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Machine tools from the 1700's to the modern era. Durable metal sculptures that in turn powered the American Industrial Revolution. Informative, well presented, great collection and staff, and at the top and bottom of the hour, demonstrations of a variety of machine tools.

Thank MWitz
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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
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