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Pennsylvania Factory, Farm & Maker Tours Near You
Discover all the great factory and maker tours around you in Pennsylvania (PA). Industrial and food factories, farm and maker tours are becoming more popular as they provide hours of entertainment and are cheap and often free. Tours are great for creative date ideas and family adventures with many factory production lines surprisingly kid friendly and educational.
01. Herr’s Snack Factory
Take a tour for your taste buds. Plan a fun and flavorful day with the family enjoying chips fresh from the factory at the Herr’s Snack Factory and Visitor’s Center in Nottingham, Pennsylvania. Through a personal guide and accompanying videos, you and your family will learn the ins and outs of what it takes to make Herr’s Forever Good snacks so delicious!
02. Turkey Hill Experience
Come to Lancaster County, PA and learn how their ice cream is made, sit in a milk truck, milk the mechanical cows, and learn about the people and culture of Turkey Hill Dairy. The Turkey Hill Taste Lab allows you to bring your virtual ice cream creation to life as you make your own pint of ice cream!
03. Martin Guitars Tour
The Martin Factory tour is a guided, one-hour tour through their world-renowned factory in Nazareth, PA. Experience first-hand the handmade craftsmanship that goes into every instrument they make and learn about their history and culture. Artists like Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Neil Young, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Seth Avett, and many others all played Martins, creating much of the soundtrack of the last century.
04. Utz chip trip tour
Come see how potato chips are made and breathe in the delicious aroma of the famous Utz Potato Chips and Snacks facility. Glass enclosed observation gallery allows you to look down on the production process from beginning to end. You will be guided step-by-step with the aid of a push-to-talk audio program and closed-circuit TV monitors. A wall display of their history will enhance your understanding of the company and its products. The Utz Potato Chip Trip is fun for the whole family, a learning experience for young and old, and a snack lover’s delight. Come and enjoy the free tour at your own pace!
05. George’s Furniture & Woodworking Tour
For a fun and informative experience, visit George’s Furniture and take a guided tour of their woodshop and showroom. See first hand how George’s Furniture is handcrafted by skilled craftsmen.
About: George’s Furniture is a second-generation family-owned business located in the farmlands of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Their furniture is still made the old-fashion way – handcrafted by artisans that take great pride in the quality of their work. There is no shortcut to quality.
06. Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery Tour
Each guest is given their own piece of a flour and water mixture and taught how to twist a pretzel. The tour includes the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and the history of pretzel baking in America. The building is an historic landmark and not a modern pretzel-baking facility.
Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. Monday-Friday, 10:30 Saturday, and at 12:00 noon on Sunday. Tours are limited in size. All tours (regardless of how many are in your party) are by appointment only.
07. Mack Experience Center
Mack Trucks has a big story to tell, and The Mack Experience Center is the way to do just that. The Mack Experience Center, located on their 60-acre property in Allentown, Pennsylvania serves their dealers and customers allowing them to take a deep dive into Mack’s rich history, complete product lineup, technology offer, manufacturing and uptime resources through innovative and engaging attractions. Talk with your local dealer to schedule your tour today.
08. Crayola Experience
Discover the magic of color at Crayola Experience, Crayola’s premier, one-of-a-kind family attraction! Dozens of colorful and creative activities and a full day of fun awaits families in Easton, Pa., just a short drive away from Philadelphia and New York City. Bigger, brighter and bolder than ever, the colorful adventures of Crayola Experience help kids and adults alike explore art and technology, express their creativity and experience color in a whole new way.
09. Harley Davidson Factory Tour
Harley-Davidson Factory Tours offer the chance to watch extraordinary people channel their pride and expertise into machines that capture the imagination. They’ve opened the doors to some of their manufacturing facilities to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring a legend to life.
Journey through the facility that produces the Sportster, Softail, Touring and CVO families of motorcycles and LiveWire electric motorcycles.