Find out why York County, PA, is known as the Factory Tour Capital of the World® when the 19th Annual Made in America Tours Event returns June 14-17.
This annual celebration of manufacturing ingenuity offers exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks at the making of your favorite products. You'll step onto expansive production floors and into visitor-friendly artisan shops for a first-hand look at the American craftsmanship that makes York County so special.
You're invited to an official kickoff celebration at 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 14, at Brewery Products, 1017 N. Sherman St., in York. One of the most popular tour locations, Brewery Products will also be stabling the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales the same week as the Made in America Tours Event.
Attendees will also be entered to win a special gift basket from the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau!
This year's tour lineup features 26 exciting locations, including many of the most popular factory tours that visitors have come to love. Whether it's watching legendary Harley-Davidson motorcycles roar to life, snacking on fresh-made snacks at Martin's Potato Chips or seeing true artisans at work at Bluett Bros. Violins and George's Furniture, there's a behind-the-scenes experience for everyone.
Plus, there are new locations just waiting to be explored!
The Made in America Tours Event is fun for the entire family. There is no overall admission charge, but a few of the sites do charge nominal fees to help offset operating costs.
With so much to see, you'll want to stay a while. Enjoy the unbeatable combination of FREE factory tours, engaging attractions, affordable lodging rates, and great dining and shopping that York County offers.
Bluett Bros Violins produces handmade stringed instruments including the violin family, as well as mandolins and guitars and various Baroque instruments. The tour includes an overview of the art of ...more»
Brewery Products is a beer wholesaler delivering Anheuser-Busch, Yuengling and numerous local, regional and national craft brews throughout York, Adams, Franklin & Fulton Counties. Family owned since ...more»
At George’s you’ll be transported to a different world where furniture is made by craftsmen who take pride in their work. Each piece created is one-of-a kind. Enjoy watching handmade furniture being ...more»
! H&K Woodworking Central Market York, 34 W Philadelphia St, York, PA 17401 717-577-0874 Facebook.com/hkwoodcraft Come explore the world of custom built and hand carved furniture. Avid ...more»
Journey through the facility that produces the Softail®, Touring, CVO™, and Trike models. Both free and Steel Toe Tours are available. Please reserve Steel Toe Tours in advance. Please note ...more»
Indian Steps Museum is one of the first Native American Museums in the United States. The cabin in which the museum is housed is a 104 year old architectural gem constructed in the Arts and Crafts ...more»
Journey in time to 1915 when Muddy Creek Forks was a thriving community centered on the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad. Take a 45-minute motorcar train ride through the scenic Muddy Creek Valley. ...more»
Martin’s is known for hand cook’d “Kettle Cook’d” potato chips, and Bar-B-Que waffle chips and fresh buttered popcorn. A family owned business in operation for over 70 years. Come enjoy a close-up ...more»
Microtrac helps companies all over the world develop, measure, and improve their products by supplying total solutions in particle characterization. Manufacturing particle analysis instrumentation in ...more»
Miller Plant Farm 430 Indian Rock Dam Rd, York, PA 17403 717-741-2631 www.millerplantfarm.com Miller Plant Farm is a family-owned farm, serving home gardeners and commercial farmers since 1928. ...more»
Take a trip back in time at the National Watch & Clock Museum. Thousands of historic and modern timepieces await your discovery. See the Monumental Engle Clock in operation! Tour Availability: ...more»
Oakworks is a premiere US manufacturer of medical, spa and massage products. Visitor will tour wood shop, assembly, metal working, with sewing and upholstery operations. Tour Availability: ...more»
See milking and bottling facilities, pet calves, shop at our on-site farm store and enjoy our famous chocolate milk and ice cream that are made right here from milk and cream that came from cows you ...more»
History of business open 77 years. Tour of bakery and production of hand- made pretzels, samples on tour. Tour Availability: Wednesday: 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday: 9-11:30 a.m. Friday: 9-11:30 a.m. ...more»
America’s pretzel bakery since 1909. Come see how our pretzels are made. You’ll see our Work in Progress Warehouse, Finished Inventory Warehouse, Packing Room, Multi-Purpose Room, and Oven Room. The ...more»
This farm is home to PA’s first solar residence. Hear the history, see the new research garden, taste, seasonal chemical-free fruits. Visit the natural grocery store (established in 1955) featuring ...more»
Ride the rails that President Lincoln rode on his way to Gettysburg to deliver the Gettysburg Address and the trail voted number one in Pennsylvania. Steam Into History boasts an 1860s period steam ...more»
Stewartstown Railroad Company 21 W Pennsylvania Ave, Stewartstown, PA 17363 717-746-8123 www.StewartstownRailroadCompany.com Stewartstown Railroad has been providing passenger and freight service ...more»
Watch us create natural body care products in our visitor-friendly kitchen, or create your own fun! Make your own glycerin soaps & bath fizzies, scent your own lotions and scrubs. Call for details. ...more»
Our products-fiber-right from the animals. Learn the arts of hand spinning, knitting handcrafts, weaving and sewing. Visitors feel free to stroll through the farmstead and visit the animals. Learn ...more»
Take the UTZ “Chip Trip” where you can see and smell the making of the famous Utz Potato Chips. From an enclosed catwalk above, you can look down on the entire process from start to finish. This ...more»
Tours will start at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. If you want to possibly help feed a baby calf, come at 8 a.m. or 5 p.m. All tours include the cow kitchen, birthing center, housing, ...more»
The mill originally constructed in 1826 has been renovated into a working grist mill. A docent will show you the inner workings of the mill and how the equipment operates. Displays on the second and ...more»
Woolen Mill Fan Company 290 Woolen Mill Rd, New Park, PA 17352 717-382-4754 Architecturalfans.com Woolen Mill Fan Company is a small studio that hand produces belt and pulley ceiling fans for ...more»
Discover the history of York County’s industrial heritage. Exhibits and artifiacts include locally made wagons, tractors, steam engines, and farm tools. Working industrial exhibits include a 72-ton ...more»
Observe Master Watchmakers and students restore all types of timepieces from treasured family heirlooms to modern varieties using tools and machines dating from the 1700s to the present. Tour ...more»
"We did a factory tour vacation and we loved it.
The price was great because just about every tour was free. Martin's Potato Chips was the highlight
of the trip. We can't wait to come back to do some of the things we couldn't fit in this trip."
A. Golub | Marlton, NJ