Columbia, Pennsylvania: National Watch and Clock Museum

Among 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.
Address:
514 Poplar St., Columbia, PA
Directions:
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.
Hours:
T-Sa 10-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
717-684-8261
Admission:
Adults $8.00
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Clock Museum.

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.

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