West Hill House B&B

Porter Music Box Museum (now closed)

September 30th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

Porter Music Box, Vermont

Porter Music Box – click to play

We dropped by the Porter Music Box Museum in Randolph, Vermont  on Monday.  While many of our guests have been there it was our first chance to visit. Take the guided tour and you will be transported back to the hey day of the music box.

The tour begins with an informational video on the manufacturing of the music boxes and then leads into a guided tour of the museum. You will see music boxes acquired from private collections as well as see some of the Porter music boxes which are manufactured on the premises. During the thirty minute tour of the Porter Music Box Museum you will also have a chance to view other items including a Steinway Duo-Art Aeolian reproducing piano.

On your way out of the Museum, be sure to stop at the gift shop.  Susan did and the video tells you a bit about our outing and the music box she bought – you can see and hear it when you visit West Hill House.

(Regrettably this museum closed for good in the fall of 2012, although they are still building music boxes.)

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