Lancaster County PA Realty Check: Columbia PA Clock and Watch Museum

Columbia PA Clock and Watch Museum

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.

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.  The clock tower can be seen for blocks around the museum neighborhood.

Watch and Clock Museum

 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsBrian Schulman • February 12 2009 08:23AM

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I never noticed those columns before.  They are imposing...

Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

It's actually quite an attractive exterior, with some Greek Revival features.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) almost 10 years ago

Brian,

Beautiful picutures....it looks like a wonderful place to visit. My Great-great Grandfather was a traveling watchmaker from PA.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith almost 10 years ago

Hi Jo,

The NAWCC has one of the finest watch collections in the country.  Did you inherit any of you grandfather's watches?

Brian

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) almost 10 years ago

Brian,  I can assure you we'll visit iy on our next weekend trip to Lancaster - we are frankly overdue,  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 10 years ago

Karen, on your next trip to Lancaster, stop in at the Visitor Center on Greenfield Rd just off Route 30.  They have great information, brochures and video tours!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brian, My husband would love this, especially the "railroad watches from the long history of American railroads."  If we ever get back up that way, we'll check it out.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 9 years ago

Hi Shirley,

Not only does the Watch & Clock museum have a great railroad collection, there are several great railroad museums in nearby Strasburg, PA.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 9 years ago

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