American Precision Museum, Windsor

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  • 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 revolu...  more »
  • Friendly reception and good admission price. Wonderful selection of machinery with knowledgeable staff. The miniatures are exceptional.  more »
  • 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 significa...  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

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