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Museum of Measurement and Time

301 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2133
+1 903-665-6668
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Time on our hands and "rules to slide"

The owner has brought his vast collection of clocks from his home to share with others. His wife's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
AdventuresWithLiz
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Athens, Texas
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Interesting little place

This is a cute little stop in Jefferson. It almost looks like a store rather than a museum. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
g m
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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Museum features Land Surveying history, the exhibits feature examples of early surveying dating from the 1700's. Items on exhibit are compasses, transits, levels and topographic tools. Our collection includes, maps, documents and historical items from early America. Our maps feature North America, the united States and Texas from the early 1900's. The tools of early surveyors are on display. Our exhibit of early calculation devices, slide rules and other methods represent the development of mathematic tools. The museum includes an extensive clock collection featuring time keeping devices and calendars clocks. Our displays include items which measure, such as scales and barometers. Our collection of salt & pepper shakers includes pairs from each of the states and many vacation destinations. The collection numbers nearly 1000, all are unique.
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301 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2133
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The owner has brought his vast collection of clocks from his home to share with others. His wife's collection salt-pepper shakers are also there. No admission charge. He does take donations. He has lots of other items. Survey equipment and maps and wooden calculators AND...More

Thank AdventuresWithLiz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cute little stop in Jefferson. It almost looks like a store rather than a museum. Lots of old and new clocks to look at. The salt and pepper shakers I would have to say was my favorite, lots of those to see....More

Thank g m
Johnny I, Owner at Museum of Measurement and Time, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the comments. We invite you for a return visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very fascinating collection of clocks and measurement devices. An added bonus is the very large salt & pepper shaker collection. The lovely retired couple who run the museum are very friendly and love share their stories with visitors.

Thank Bridgitt D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very charming couple run this museum. The variety of time pieces is astounding. I highly recommend visiting this unique experience.

Thank superdad1986
Johnny I, Owner at Museum of Measurement and Time, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the visit. We hope you can visit again. Johnny & Edith

Reviewed 9 April 2017

An awesome collection of clocks and salt&pepper shakers. Some very early timepieces. very interesting.

Thank Chuck C
Johnny I, Owner at Museum of Measurement and Time, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you, please visit Jefferson & the museum again!

Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a neat place to stop. Johnny & Edith are a world of information and quick to share their knowledge and stories. It's hard to believe how extensive their private collection of clocks, surveying equipment and salt & pepper shakers are. I learned a...More

1  Thank denisegdavid
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This little museum is run by Johnny and Edith Ingram from their collections of (mostly) made in the USA clocks, surveying equipment, and salt and pepper shakers. Eclectic, yes, but based on their personal interests. They have S&P from every state and beyond. The collection...More

2  Thank Betty C
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A must see. Absolutely fascinating to see all the clocks and surveying pieces. They also have an extensive collection of salt and pepper shakers. The couple who run this place are very kind and shared their knowledge of the things they have collected. It's free....More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Not only is this museum fabulous, the owners are unimaginably knowledgeable and welcoming! My family and I were absolutely captivated. The clock and salt and pepper shaker collections were very expansive! All in all it was a delight!

2  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 22 July 2016

In my opinion this is the most interesting attraction in Jefferson. The collection of surveying and other measuring equipment is interesting, but the variety of clocks on display is truly mind-boggling. Did you know that there are mechanical clocks over 100 years that show not...More

1  Thank James H
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