Discover where time began in the Blackstone Valley! Benjamin Willard began making clocks in his small Grafton workshop in 1766, and within a few years, his three younger brothers followed in his footsteps and became America's premier 18th century clockmakers. Today the museum includes the original 1718 Willard homestead, clock shop, and three modern galleries.
The museum's collection includes over 80 Willard clocks and is the largest of its kind in the world. Willard family portraits, furnishings and heirlooms, Colonial, Federal and Empire furniture, antique Oriental rugs, 18th century pewter, Victorian toys and dolls, military and hunting fire arms and original documents signed by Thomas Jefferson are also on display.
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