The Willard House and Clock Museum in North Grafton, Mass.,
Circa 1718, is a festive place with historic roots.
For the duration of Keeping Time, the Willard House will be open for extra hours on Sundays, from 10am to 4pm. The last tour of the day is at 3pm.
Benjamin Willard began making clocks in his small, rural Massachusetts workshop in 1766. His three younger brothers, Simon, Ephraim and Aaron, quickly learned the trade and began a three-generation clockmaking legacy in the Grafton workshop.
Today, over 80 Willard clocks are exhibited in the birthplace and original workshop of the Willard clockmakers, along with family portraits, furnishings and other Willard family heirlooms. Works by all three generations of Willard clockmakers, including famed clockmakers Simon Willard Jr. and Benjamin Franklin Willard, are also displayed.
Take a step back in time and witness a unique and important part of America's techological, artistic, and entrepreneurial history with us at the Willard House and Clock Museum.
Call us to schedule a tea in the beautiful main gallery of the museum. Our unique setting provides a special place for a special tea for your organization.
Please consider becoming a member. Benefits include free admission, use of the museum's research facilities, quarterly newsletter, full online slide show tour of the museum, online picture catalog of the museum's inventory, and more. See membership page.
Click here to donate to the museum. We appreciate your generosity!
On February 26, 2010, Collector's Weekly featured an interview with one of our trustees, Gary Sullivan. See the full text of the interview here.
Click here for text of lecture given at the Museum's 30th Anniversary by John C. Losch. [This document is in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have Acrobat reader on your computer you can get it here free: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/ .]