A most interesting place to visit in Lancaster County, PA is the National Clock and Watch Museum in Columbia. 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.
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.
The Watch and Clock Museum is located at 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA. You can get more information from their website. The clock tower can be seen for blocks around the museum neighborhood.
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