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American Precision Museum, Windsor

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  • I have an interest in the technological heritage of the CT River Valley, but I'm not myself mechanical. So I appreciated Mr Clay Washburn turning on the machines and making us a gear with an explanati...  more »
  • 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 wa...  more »
  • 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 use...  more »
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  • It was my first time going, but the people I went with both were there multiple times over the years. If you have any interest in machinery if any kind, you will love this place. It was really fun and awesome learning about the various machines and how they were used. Every so often they have interns from VT Tech come in and provide some demonstrations of how some of the machines work. You may even get a souvenir or two from their demos!
  • If you are looking for a museum about the economic history of the area, and like precision tools this museum is for you. It is well maintained and has a large number of working miniature equipment on display in addition to the historic equipment. As a bonus, there is even a waterfall next to the building. Also don't forget while you are in the area to visit the historic covered bridge spanning the Conectut river less than a mile away.
  • If you are into engineering, technology or history this places is a must see. I have not been there for years but it was amazing to see the ingenuity of days before electricity. I really should go back with my sons now that they are older and can understand it.
  • The American Precision Museum shows the importance of Vermont in manufacturing history. Located in the building where interchangeable parts was first implemented commercially, the APM gives visitors insight into early American manufacturing and includes interactive displays and live demonstrations of machine tools.
  • If You like machines you will love this place. Lot of historical artifacts from the early Industrial Revolution as well as some newer items like a Norden bombsight from World War II. You could probably do the whole thing in about an hour and a half or you could consume everything that would probably take you about twice as long. Free souvenirs included with the price of admission