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780 Bridgeport Avenue  Shelton  Connecticut  06484  USA 

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Eli Whitney Museum

The Birthplace of The Cotton Gin
  • 915 Whitney Avenue 
  • Hamden,  CT  06517
  • Phone: +1 203 777 1833
  • Fax: +1 203 777 1229
  • Email: tm@eliwhitney.org
  • Web: http://www.eliwhitney.org/  
  • Neighborhood: Hamden & Woodbridge
  • Category: Local History & Culture
  • Hours: Mo to Fr from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Sa from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM,Su from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Description

Eli Whitney was an idealist and visionary who has been forgiven the unwitting consequences of his brilliant inventions; the cotton gin turned slavery from a tottering institution into a thriving business, and the milling machine gave rise to the horrific abuses of American industry. The museum occupies several buildings erected by Whitney as a model for a factory town, and preserves the roots of the industrial revolution that changed the country and the world.

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