This museum is housed in the former city hall building, which was built in 1892 and is one of Washington's finest examples of Victorian municipal architecture. Most of the museum is taken up by changing exhibits, but up on the third floor, you can see cases full of clocks, tools, and toys. You'll also find, in a big glass case, the old mechanism for the clock in this building's tower. A building across the street houses the gift shop and a gallery that often is used for unusual art installations and special-interest exhibits. This museum is worth a visit for its architecture alone.
- © Frommer's 2013
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- Highly Recommended 2010