Located on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill, the Charles River Museum of Industry occupies a section of the mill complex that is on the National Register of Historic Places as America’s first factory.
Hands-on exhibits feature American innovation and invention from 1812 to the present day, with exhibits on Waltham’s Boston Manufacturing Company, the Metz Company, the American Waltham Watch Company, and Orient bicycles from the Waltham Manufacturing Company. In addition to our permanent collection, the CRMII has revolving temporary exhibits and has private events throughout the year.
Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
A Museum of the American Industrial Revolution
154 Moody Street • Waltham, MA 02453 • 781-893-5410