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The Willard House & Clock Museum

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hidden history gem

cute little and OLD farmhouse transformed into a clock museum. The docents walk through all aspects... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa D
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Worcester, Massachusetts
Enchanting

Having arrived only 40 minutes before closing we figured it would be a quick look-see before... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
grrprr
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Tallahassee, Florida
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2 weeks ago
“hidden history gem”
6 Jul 2018
“Enchanting”
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The Willard House is a cultural and historical treasure hidden in the heart of Blackstone Valley. In addition to the beautiful architecture, which dates to 1718, the museum also features one of the finest collections of clocks in the world. Come by...more
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11 Willard St, North Grafton, Grafton, MA 01536-2011
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+1 508-839-3500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

cute little and OLD farmhouse transformed into a clock museum. The docents walk through all aspects of life back in the day and have some interesting facts about the artifacts housed in the farmhouse and the clocks in the museum. Especially nice to visit around...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Having arrived only 40 minutes before closing we figured it would be a quick look-see before getting kicked out. Nope. We greeted at the door and were given an abbreviated tour of the home/museum. The docent was very knowledgeable and willingly answered our questions. Note-...More

1  Thank grrprr
Reviewed April 26, 2017

My kids were not happy when I said we were going here, but everyone had a good time. It was not just clocks...the guide did a good job keeping kids interested by pointing out artifacts and explaining how they were used. Also gave a good...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed March 14, 2017

I've been to this location on a few occasions and have found the curators are very knowledgeable and accessible. Easy to get to and surprisingly affordable. Tucked away in the town of Grafton so you'll need to GPS the location.

1  Thank Brian H
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The Willard Clock House and Museum is fabulous. Way more inside to see than it appears from the outside. It is truly what the title means-an early family house to tour as well as a great clock museum. Some beautiful and amazing clocks. Nice gift...More

1  Thank Lslaux
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Interesting museum. First time I visited we had an excellent guide who spoke about the clocks, including the one built for George Washington. A few other times when I took guests, the guides were not so knowledgeable. Nonetheless a great small museum.

Thank Bp-in-MA-USA
Reviewed August 20, 2016

Anyone with an interest in history will enjoy the one-hour tour. We learned a lot about the Willard family and their influence on clocks. Particularly interesting was the gear-cutting machinery. Younger kids might get a little restless. And, in fairness, my wife admitted getting a...More

1  Thank Thomas E
Reviewed August 8, 2016

What impressed me most about the Willard name is that The White House in Washington even hosts Willard clocks! The ambience of the Willard House just can not be beat. There was a Doctor Robinson who sponsored this enterprise years ago. A visit by me...More

1  Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The Willard family were master clock makers in the late 1700s and early 1800s. This museum is in a beautiful setting down the road from Tufts. The only way to see this house is via a guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the...More

1  Thank Karen P
Reviewed June 2, 2016

I've spent a great deal of time at the Willard House and Cock Museum and it has a lot to offer. Most importantly, the clock collection is wonderful. With many important pieces that are fully operational, the museum has a lot to teach. The rooms...More

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