Columbia, Pennsylvania: National Watch and Clock Museum

Among the thousands of 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:
M-Sa 10 am - 5 pm, Su noon-4 pm, fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify)
Phone:
717-684-8261
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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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