From coins and motorcycles to potato chips and chocolate, many Pennsylvania factories offer tours and are the perfect places to find Made-in-PA keepsakes.
BWP Bats in Brookville
This boutique bat manufacturer harvests its own hard maple, ash, and red oak to manufacture 35,000 bats a year, used by everyone from major leaguers to little ones. Take home your own customized, engraved bat.
Callie’s Pretzel Factory in Cresco
Learn how to twist a flawless soft pretzel at this little Pocono Mountains’ gem, and choose from a wide variety of flavors like plain butter and cream-cheese filled, shop for sweets and popcorn, and browse Callie's Candy Kitchen, a museum about candy making.
Loch’s Maple Fiber Mill in Springville
See how maple is produced from the gathering of sap to the creation of syrups at the maple factory. Then, find out how fiber is gathered from sheep, alpacas, and llamas to be processed into threads and wools.
Byers’ Choice® Carolers in Chalfont
Snips of her kids’ hair and an old fur coat gave way to Joyce Byers’ first Christmas caroler figurine collectibles. Now you can watch a team of 180 artisans create them in Chalfont.
C.F. Martin & CO® in Nazareth
Music fans should make the pilgrimage to Nazareth, where more than 200 guitars are made daily with spruce, mahogany, and rosewood. Check out rare, vintage instruments, and play high-end and limited-edition guitars.
Daffin’s Candies in Farrell
Size up copper kettles with buttercream, chocolate creatures and a 300-gallon vat filled with chocolate. In nearby Sharon, chocolate reigns with the retail shop’s Chocolate Kingdom, which features statues of animals weighing hundreds of pounds, castles, and a Ferris wheel — all made of chocolate.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company® in York
Walk the line and watch how quickly flat metal is pressed to form gas tanks, fenders, and frames. For $35, take the Steel Toe Tour to see employees-only areas such as paint and polish.
Hershey’s Chocolate World® in Hershey
Create your own candy bar, enjoy the Chocolate Tasting Experience, and take a historic journey through the town built on chocolate to learn the inspiring story of Milton Hershey on Hershey Trolley Works.
CJ Spirits, Kane
This distiller uses Allegheny Mountain spring water and local grains to produce super-smooth vodka, gin, rum, and whiskey. See how it’s all done, then enjoy a free spirits tasting.
Herr’s® Snack Factory Tours in Nottingham
Follow the production line from slicing and frying to bagging and boxing. Taste a chip hot from the fryer, pick up a free bag, and head into the gift shop to buy discount “oops” products and experimental flavors.
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery in Lititz
Tour the original 19th-century bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, and learn the history of pretzel making in Budget Travel’s 2013 Coolest Small Town in America.
Pocono Candle Works in East Stroudsburg
From tea lights to fragrance lamps, see how colorful and relaxation-inducing candles are made with demonstrations, and enjoy the opportunity to make your own candle creation.
Turkey Hill Experience® in Columbia
Design your own ice cream package, star in a TV commercial, develop your own virtual ice-cream flavor, and create your own creamy concoction at the reservations-only Taste Lab. Learn more about Pennsylvania food experiences >>
Utz® Quality Foods in Hanover
See and smell the making of Utz potato chips during the self-guided, 30- to 45-minute Utz Chip Trip, which includes a look at the production process from the company's special glass-enclosed observation gallery.
Yuengling® Brewery in Pottsville
At America’s oldest brewery, you can smell the beer in production, walk through the underground cave where kegs once cooled, and grab a stool at the bar for a glass of the classic lager. Find other brewery tours in Pennsylvania >>
Additional factory tours in Pennsylvania:
- Highland Chocolates in Wellsboro
- Snyder’s® of Hanover in York
- Martin’s Potato Chips in Thomasville
- Bluett Bros. Violins in York
- Straub Brewery in St. Marys
- Manatawny Still Worksin Pottstown
- Roy Pitz Brewing Company in Chambersburg