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Factory Tours USA

10 Tours in Massachusetts

National Braille Press
Boston, MA

National Braille Press is a nonprofit braille publishing and producing house established in 1927. We are committed to encouraging braille literacy and to offering meaningful employment to the blind and visually impaired. Tours of this unique facility follow the production of a book from transcription of the original text through proofreading, plate production, pressing, collating, and getting ready to ship. Tours allow for youth and adults to interact with and ask questions of the staff.

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Samuel Adams Brewery
Boston (Jamaica Plain), MA

Next time you're in Boston, come and visit the Samuel Adams Brewery. You'll learn about history... and then drink it. Learn all about Samuel Adams, brewer and patriot. Experience the entire brewing process, from start to finish. Taste the special malts used to brew Samuel Adams and smell the Hallertau and Tettnang hops. Enjoy the great new styles of Samuel Adams.

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Metropolitan Water Works Museum
Chestnut Hill, MA

Original City of Boston water pumping station.

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Mason & Hamlin
Haverhill, MA

Mason & Hamlin designs and manufacturers premium world-class pianos. Renown for their tone quality and uncompromising use of materials, every Mason & Hamlin sets the bar for what a luxury American piano should be.

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Cape Cod Potato Chips
Hyannis, MA

Cape Cod Potato Chips began as the dream of two small business owners. They imagined a small operation where they could produce and sell the potato chips they had cooked in their kitchen for years. On July 4, 1980 that dream became a reality when they set up shop in a small store front in Hyannis. The big crunch of the kettle cooked chips soon became a local favorite. News of the chips quickly spread as tourist sampled the chips and took bags home to share. The business soon grew out of the store-front and a worldwide love affair with ...
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The Cape Cod Potato Chip Company
Hyannis, MA

Since its humble beginnings producing 200 bags of chips per day in an 800-square-foot storefront kitchen on West Main Street in Hyannis, Massachusetts, the Cape Cod Potato Chip company has grown exponentially. Its present plant produces 150,000 bags of potato chips, popcorn, pretzels, and tortilla chips daily, which are sold in 42 states and five countries.

The free, self-guided factory tour takes about a half hour, and kids of all ages will learn fascinating Cape Cod Potato Chip facts.

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Pairpoint Crystal
Sagamore, MA

The history of the Pairpoint Glass Company dates back to 1837 when the Mount Washington Glass Works was founded in South Boston. William L. Libbey moved the firm to New Bedford in 1870. A reorganization of the company in 1874 brought Frederick S. Shirley to the firm as the new manager; and, under him, many new types of glass were developed and patented including: Burmese, Peachblow, Lava, Rose Amber, Royal Flemish, and Satin glass. Mount Washington became noted for its brilliant cut glass and was awarded a certificate of merit for its exhibit at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in ...
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Harbor Sweets
Salem, MA

In 1973, Ben Strohecker challenged himself to create the "best piece of candy in the world", regardless of cost. The result from his kitchen was the Sweet Sloops®, a sailboat shaped piece of almond butter crunch, covered in white chocolate dipped in dark chocolate and crushed pecans.

Twenty-five years ago a partnership started to emerge when a Salem State College sophomore applied for a job as a part-time chocolate dipper at a tiny new candy factory on the Salem, Massachusetts waterfront...a candy factory which had just expanded from the candy maker?s kitchen.

Since that time the college sophomore took on ...
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Taza Chocolate
Somerville, MA

Taza Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory located near Union Square in Somerville, MA. We are excited to announce that the Taza Chocolate Factory Tours are here! During your tour you will be able to sample chocolate, learn about cocoa beans and see the amazing machinery used to make traditional stone ground chocolate in this artisan bean-to-bar chocolate factory. All tours start at the Taza Factory Store and reservations are required. Tours are approximately 45 minutes with a limit of 18 people per tour.

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The Wayside Inn Grist Mill
Sudbury, MA

The Wayside Inn Grist Mill is the first working mill to be built as a museum. Commissioned by Henry Ford and designed by renowned hydraulic engineer J.B. Campbell of Philadelphia, work on the Mill began in 1924 by local workmen preparing the waterway from Grist Mill Pond. Built in the style of mills that operated in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania and in the Midlands area of England, the mill operates with millstones imported from France and high-quality 18th century milling machinery purchased by Ford?s antiques buyers.

The Mill ground its first grain on Thanksgiving Day 1929 with local ...
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