Lancaster County PA Realty Check: The National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia, PA

The National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia, PA

The National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia,  is a most interesting place to visit while in western Lancaster County, PA.  Run by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, the museum first opened in 1977 with about 1,000 items, but has expanded to over 12,000 items, from the most intricate pocket watches to magnificent granfather clocks and antique animated clocks.

Watch and Clock Museum

A separate area features railroad watches from the long history of American railroads.  Other specialized displays feature French clocks, German musical clocks, tower clocks,  and American clocks from 1780 to 1880.  The museum is recognized as the largest collection of clocks in North America. 

                    Watch and Clock Museum

The Watch and Clock Museum is located at 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA.  You can get more information from their website at 

Watch and Clock Museum



Brian Schulman offers expert real estate consultation and services in Lancaster County, PA.  To contact him, visit


Brian Schulman offers expert real estate representation for buyers and sellers of homes in Lancaster County, PA.  To learn more, visit

Lancaster County Facebook Business Page Brian Schulman LinkedIn R.E. Lancaster County Newsletter 

Interested in Receiving Information on  Local Lancaster County Events?

Lancaster Local Events  


Comment balloon 2 commentsBrian Schulman • April 25 2007 04:32PM



This was an interesting  post.  My great-grandfather was partners in a railroad company.  My grandfather worked on the railroad when he was a youngster and he had a company pocket watch.  When he died it went to my cousin.  I must admit I was disappointed because I loved that old watch.  My grandfather carried it till the day he died.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. :)

Posted by Roberta Lee, Norco Corona Riversid Homes For Sale (Century 21 Olde Tyme) almost 12 years ago
Roberta - glad you enjoyed the post.  Your story is most interesting, too.  I was always fascinated by railroads, partly because my father and grandfather had Lionel and American Flyer trains, and because my father went to work on a train to the city every day.  Thanks for your response.
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) almost 12 years ago