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American Precision Museum

196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
+1 802-674-5781
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American Precision Museum Was a surprise ! Had a very good cross section of old school equipment... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Julian P
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High Point
via mobile
An absolute gem

The location is really nice, right on the original water that powered the shop that was here from... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
whiskey3pa
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Easton, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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Museum has the largest collection of machine tools in the country.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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196 Main St, Windsor, VT 05089-1312
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"industrial revolution"
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"on display"
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"showing how"
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"working models"
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"fascinating history"
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"answer questions"
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"each piece"
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"admission price"
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"manufacturing process"
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"modern machines"
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"great collection"
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"young man"
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"tools"
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"machinery"
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"miniature"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

American Precision Museum Was a surprise ! Had a very good cross section of old school equipment and machinery from the past each piece of equipment and machinery either had a note card or a brief video about that particular piece of equipment and it...More

Thank Julian P
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

The location is really nice, right on the original water that powered the shop that was here from the beginning. The models in the front room are eye-popping in their detail. All scratch built by one individual, each piece hand fabricated. These alone would warrant...More

Thank whiskey3pa
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

The American Precision Museum was the highlight of our weekend trip. I picked it out as a destination because my husband has a mechanical mind. In the end I was blown away by how my perception of history had changed by the information I learned....More

Thank Linda147
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

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 explanation of the two wheels revolving in opposite directions. The...More

Thank absentmindedowl
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

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 wars and prosper generally will appreciate the variety of machinery...More

Thank Piccadilly8
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

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 used to make guns in the civil war. Highly recommended and there is...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had to stop by here on wsy to covered bridge. What a cool museum. Very old artifacts and history. Well worth the time.

Thank scott v
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were told about this museum and certainly enjoyed ourselves there. The Docent is very knowledgeable and helpful in understanding the area!

Thank Gjabsama
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a museum that speaks volume about the character and society around the Springfield-Windsor Vermont area and its heritage. It encompasses the machinery that made machinery. It tells the tale, now unfortunately ancient history for the are, of how the area developed into a...More

Thank RalphP2
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very small, located in a miniature portion of what used to be the most important Vermont designer/ manufacturer of precision instruments for firearms, this is now a pathetic little space with faint traces of past glory. The staff was more interested in discussing their time...More

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