We had considered visiting New York city by train on the last day we had in Connecticut. However, that would involve a lot of travel time and there was still plenty to see just in the area where we were parked, which was Thomaston. That town once was the home of the Seth Thomas clock factory. A town near Thomaston, Bristol, was the world's leader in the production of affordable time pieces in 1844. At one time in the early 1800s there were more than 200 companies of varying sizes engaged in the manufacturing or assembly of clock movements and cabinets within a 12-15 mile radius of Bristol. No surprise, then, that the American Clock and Watch Museum is located in Bristol! The museum is housed in a structure built in 1801, which needed the addition of two wings to display 3,000 clocks and watches. It is a superb collection of clocks and watches spanning two centuries. And there is every type of clock on display; from shelf clocks to grandfather clocks, to church tower clocks, novelty clocks and atomic clocks (to name only a few of the many types found in the museum). There are also a wide variety of watches, and period furniture.