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. The museum is two miles north of the New Haven Green.
- Open Hours: Sunday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
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