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Eaton, Colorado: Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum

Lee Maxwell, passionate collector of ancient washing machines, has his total up to 1,500 at last count.

35901 County Rd 31, Eaton, CO
I-25 exit 265. Drive east 11.5 miles to County Rd 31. The museum is three miles west of town on Lee Maxwell's farm, which is on the southwest corner of County Rds 31 and 74.
By appt only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Tours $75, up to 10 people.
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Washing Machine Museum

I have not visited, but I really want to. The museum only does tours by appointment, so my hope is that maybe if more people were interested they might open up for regular hours!

[Marcella Willis, 11/02/2018]

The problem isn't a lack of interest; it's too much interest. Owner Lee Maxwell -- who is not a young man -- only opens his museum to tours by appointment (and charges $75) to slow down the traffic. His collection is impressive, over 1,500 machines, by far the largest in the world.

Antique Washing Machine Museum

Lee Maxwell, a fanatical collector of ancient washing machines, has rebuilt most to "working condition" -- over 800 machines. Contact Lee at to schedule an on-site tour.

[Roadside America Team, 04/27/2002]

Thanks to the folks at the Frank Foster radio program for reminding us about this place.

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