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Museum of Measurement and Time

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Address: 301 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2133
Phone Number: +1 903-665-6668
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Museum features Land Surveying history, the exhibits feature examples of...

Museum features Land Surveying history, the exhibits feature examples of early surveying dating from the 1700's. Items on exhibit are compasses, transits, levels and topographic tools.

Our collection includes, maps, documents and historical items from early America. Our maps feature North America, the united States and Texas from the early 1900's.

The tools of early surveyors are on display. Our exhibit of early calculation devices, slide rules and other methods represent the development of mathematic tools.

The museum includes an extensive clock collection featuring time keeping devices and calendars clocks. Our displays include items which measure, such as scales and barometers.

Our collection of salt & pepper shakers includes pairs from each of the states and many vacation destinations. The collection numbers nearly 1000, all are unique.

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This is a neat place to stop. Johnny & Edith are a world of information and quick to share their knowledge and stories. It's hard to believe how extensive their private collection... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Lafayette, LA USA
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Lafayette, LA USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a neat place to stop. Johnny & Edith are a world of information and quick to share their knowledge and stories. It's hard to believe how extensive their private collection of clocks, surveying equipment and salt & pepper shakers are. I learned a lot from our short visit. They are an awesome little couple. You can see the... More 

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This little museum is run by Johnny and Edith Ingram from their collections of (mostly) made in the USA clocks, surveying equipment, and salt and pepper shakers. Eclectic, yes, but based on their personal interests. They have S&P from every state and beyond. The collection is massive as people continue to send them more to add to the collection. He... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A must see. Absolutely fascinating to see all the clocks and surveying pieces. They also have an extensive collection of salt and pepper shakers. The couple who run this place are very kind and shared their knowledge of the things they have collected. It's free. They do accept donations!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Not only is this museum fabulous, the owners are unimaginably knowledgeable and welcoming! My family and I were absolutely captivated. The clock and salt and pepper shaker collections were very expansive! All in all it was a delight!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

In my opinion this is the most interesting attraction in Jefferson. The collection of surveying and other measuring equipment is interesting, but the variety of clocks on display is truly mind-boggling. Did you know that there are mechanical clocks over 100 years that show not only the time but the day, month and day of the week? And they work... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We just stopped in Jefferson for a break on our tour. Jefferson itself is a nice little town with this "western flair". So we decided to have a quick walk, to see and enjoy. On our walking way we found this museum. An older man invited us and inside a nice lady greeted us and explained a little. She and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I have been to several museums with clocks and this is by far the nicest collection I have seen. It also helps that the owners are very knowledgable and freely share information about the time pieces with their guests. I say guests because this is a private collection and they do not charge for you to enjoy. They truly make... More 

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Wylie, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place is run by a couple and is comprised of her own collection. Very knowledgeable. Lots of eclectic items. Worth the visit

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Let me start by telling you this museum was not our destination but it will be next time. Our small group was plodding down North Polk Street in quaint Jefferson, Texas, wondering who might spontaneously combust first when a perky little woman jumped out of her car and asked, 'Would you like to see the museum?' As Mrs. Ingram and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Enjoyed our visit to this fascinating museum. There are many different types of clocks, adding machines, calculators and surveying equipment. The owner explains the use of the adding machines and calculators in an easy to understand way. We learned a lot from listening to him. He also told us many interesting things about the different types of clocks in his... More 

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