Visiting the Museum and Library & Research Center

Welcome back!
The Museum and Library are now open!

Please call ahead to schedule your visit and to purchase tickets: 717-684-8261

Let’s keep everyone safe! New guidelines have been established for your visit to the Museum, Library & Research Center, and NAWCC offices:

  • All visitors 2 years and older must wear a mask so it covers the nose and mouth at all times.
  • Admissions staff will check the temperature of each visitor before entrance is permitted.
  • Each adult visitor must sign a liability waiver before entrance is permitted. Save time when you arrive! Download, print, and complete the waiver now, and bring it with you when you visit.
  • Please use the hand sanitizing stations that are located throughout the building.
  • Maintain a social distance of 6 feet from people not in your group.
  • Follow the directional signage, including designated entrances and exits.
  • Please do not touch the exhibits or display cases.
  • Water fountains will not be available. You’re welcome to bring your own enclosed water bottle or purchase bottled water or soda in our Gift Shop.

The doors will be locked. Please ring the doorbell for admittance into the Museum.

If you wish to visit the Collections area, please make an appointment by contacting Meghan Kennedy at mkennedy@nawcc.org.

If you need to visit the second-floor offices (Membership, Publications), please make an appointment by contacting Stacey Strayer at sstrayer@nawcc.org.

The National Watch & Clock Museum has been delighting and educating visitors with the art, science, and history of timekeeping since 1977.

Operated by the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, the Museum features the largest collection of timepieces in North America – more than 13,000 from around the world, including a German table clock from about 1570. Visiting the NAWCC Museum is the closest you can come to time travel. From prehistory to the space age, the items on display delight visitors of all ages.

At the Museum one can enjoy the sights and sounds of watches and clocks from around the world, be inspired by the artistry and science of timepieces, and marvel at the inner workings of timekeepers of all shapes and sizes.

Of course, no museum is complete without a gift shop, and the NAWCC Museum offers an impressive array of timekeeping-themed items for everyone!

The Watch & Clock Museum is a proud member of the Blue Star Museum program. Originally a summer-only program, the Museum expanded Blue Star to offer free, year-round admission for the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserve. Funding for the Blue Star Museum program expansion is provided by a grant from the Pryor & Arlene Neuber Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee.

NAWCC’s Watch & Clock Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition for museums.

onlookers inspecting a pocketwatch through glass case
clock display inside museum
covered display of wristwatches

Museum and Library & Research Center Hours

The National Watch & Clock Museum and the Library will reopen for Members only on November 3, 2020.

The Museum and Library will be open to the public and Members on November 4, 2020.

The last admission entrance time is one hour before closing: 3 PM in winter and 4 PM in spring, summer, and fall. Bus tours by appointment year-round.

If you are a researcher who will be visiting the Library & Research Center, please contact us to make an appointment.

Winter Hours:

December 1 – March 31


Sunday:

Closed

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

10 AM–4 PM

Thursday:

10 AM–4 PM

Friday

10 AM–4 PM

Saturday:

10 AM–4 PM

Spring Hours:

April 1 – May 31


Sunday:

Closed

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

10 AM–5 PM

Wednesday:

10 AM–5 PM

Thursday:

10 AM–5 PM

Friday

10 AM–5 PM

Saturday:

10 AM–4 PM

Summer Hours:

June 1 – Labor Day


Sunday:

Closed

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

10 AM–5 PM

Wednesday:

10 AM–5 PM

Thursday:

10 AM–5 PM

Friday

10 AM–5 PM

Saturday:

10 AM–4 PM

Fall Hours:

September 7 – November 30


Sunday:

Closed

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

10 AM–5 PM

Wednesday:

10 AM–5 PM

Thursday:

10 AM–5 PM

Friday

10 AM–5 PM

Saturday:

10 AM–4 PM

Holiday Closures

New Year’s Day | Easter Sunday | Independence Day | Thanksgiving | Christmas

Museum Admissions

Standard Admission

Adults (17 and over):

$12

Children (6 to 16):

$9

Under 6:

Free

Seniors (65+):

$10

Veterans (ID card required):

$8

Active Military Family*:

Free

Family:
2 Adults & Children in the same household

$30


* Active military families enjoy free admission because the Watch & Clock Museum is a proud member of the Blue Star Museums program. Originally a summer-only program, the Museum expanded Blue Star to offer free, year-round admission for the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserve. Funding for the Blue Star Museum program expansion is provided by a grant from the Pryor & Arlene Neuber Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee.

Additional Discounts

AAA Members:

$11

Turkey Hill Experience Add-On:

$8.95

NAWCC Members:
(Join Today)

Free

American Alliance of Museums Members:

Free

Group Rates with Prior Reservation**

Adults:

$6

Seniors (65+):

With motor coach code

$5

$4.50

Student (Education Program):

$4

Children (Non-education program):

Free


**Group rates apply to groups of 10 or more people (leader and driver not included). Each group of 10 or more receives a pass for the group leader and another for the driver.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Museum is ADA accessible and docents are available by appointment.

Testimonials

A Gem of a museum!
“One may not think a museum dedicated to clocks and museums could be so interesting but we spent two hours in this museum. It is much larger than one would think. You get a history of clocks with many different types of clocks on display. An Impressive collection from the beginning of time to present. There are activities for children and adults alike. There is also a small gift shop at the end of the tour. If you are in the area, do not miss this attraction!”

Phenomenal
“This is a wonderful museum and a total surprise given its scope and quality. My family loved it and the extensive collection. My little one loves clocks and he was in heaven. This is absolutely worth a visit. I do wish they had a little area for kids, but the place is phenomenal nonetheless.”

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