Columbia, Pennsylvania: National Watch and Clock MuseumAmong the 13,000 timepieces on display are an alarm clock that tugs your toe and an 11-foot-tall clock that tells time by having a miniature Death strike a thigh bone against a human skull.
- 514 Poplar St., Columbia, PA
- US 30 to Columbia, then exit onto Hwy 441/N. 3rd St. Drive south for three blocks. Turn left onto Poplar St. Drive two blocks. Turn right onto 5th St., then left into the Museum parking lot.
- T-Sa 10-5, Su 12-4 (Call to verify)
- Adults $9.
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- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About National Watch and Clock Museum
We spent a lot more time there than we had anticipated - 98 minutes to be exact. A punch-in clock and souvenir time card at the entrance allows you to be precise.[trish, 12/26/2015]
National Watch and Clock Museum
A skeleton strikes the hours by swinging a thigh bone.[Brent Thompson, 03/17/2011]
The 11-foot-tall clock incorporates several mechanical animations, but Death using a thigh bone to tap a skull is high entertainment in the world of time pieces.