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Factory Tours USA

23 Tours in New York

Brewery Ommegang
Cooperstown, NY

Latitude/Longitude
42.628396,-74.947446

In October of 1997, not far from the birthplace of baseball, ground was broken for what was to become America's most unique microbrewery. Based on traditional Belgian farmhouse architecture and set on a former hop farm in upstate New York, Brewery Ommegang was born with the philosophy that truly unique ales must be built from the ground up. Now brewing five award-winning Belgian-style ales and offering daily tours and tastings, plus a full calendar of special events, Brewery Ommegang is the place where brewing is an art and partaking is a passion.


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Brooklyn Navy Yard
Brooklyn, NY

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In the 19th century, Marines were dispatched from the Navy Yard to crack down on illegal whiskey distilling in what became known as the WHISKEY WARS. Today, Kings County Distillery is proudly making moonshine and more on premises. Join BLDG 92 and Kings County Distillery on a tour (and tasting!) that explores whiskey scandals of the past and the resurgence of the industry today. For more information and to register, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.


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Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Brooklyn, NY

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In the 19th century, Marines were dispatched from the Navy Yard to crack down on illegal whiskey distilling in what became known as the WHISKEY WARS. Today, Kings County Distillery is proudly making moonshine and more on premises. Join BLDG 92 and Kings County Distillery on a tour (and tasting!) that explores whiskey scandals of the past and the resurgence of the industry today. For more information and to register, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.


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Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG92
Brooklyn, NY

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Find out how local sustainable manufacturer IceStone® survived Hurricane Sandy and has transformed 10 million pounds of waste glass into high design countertops that rival the strength and beauty of quarried stone—absent the associated environmental damage. Visitors will have the opportunity to handle the raw material, experience a cutting-edge green production facility, and take a piece of IceStone home. For details and to purchase tickets, visit http://bldg92.org/events.


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Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, NY

Latitude/Longitude
42.143077,77.054624

The Hot Glass Show. Presentations from 9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; presentations begin again at 1:00 p.m. Located on the Hot Glass Stage.

Flameworking Live! Two presentations each hour starting at the bottom of the hour. Presentations today: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the GlassMarket.

Sign up a workshop at the admission desk (anytime) or at The Studio (after 12:00 p.m.). Space is limited and may only be booked on the day of the class. 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Studio.

Seating in the hot shop and views into workshops provide opportunities to watch teachers and students ...
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Gillinder Glass Factory
Port Jervis, NY

Latitude/Longitude
41.38343,-74.705119

United States, Gillinder is a name well known. Gillinder Glass, still family owned and operated by 6th generation Charlie Gillinder, prospers today, in Port Jervis, New York. Primarily an industrial and commercial specialty glass manufacturer, we have opened our plant for glass working demonstrations & factory tours. Take an amazing guided glass factory tour.

Enjoy watching skilled glass craftsman at work, feel the excitement on the factory floor and the heat from the large furnaces as you watch molten glass being transformed into beautiful, useful, decorative glass objects. Before or after your tour, browse through our gift store/museum in ...
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Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
New Berlin, NY

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Tour of the GOLDEN Acrylics, Williamsburg Oils, and QoR Watercolor factory as well as the Sam & Adele Art Gallery.


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Harden Furniture
McConnellsville, NY

Latitude/Longitude
43.27773,-75.692483

Harden Furniture conducts a free tour of our facility, starting at the Harden Showroom. You will be guided through our factory to see real people making real furniture of outstanding quality. The tour usually takes approximately 2 hours, depending on the number of questions and information requested.


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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
North Tonawanda, NY

Latitude/Longitude
43.029455,-78.873127

Tours can be adapted to all ages, from preschool to senior citizen. The price for guided tours is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 2-12. Tour company representatives, teachers, and Scout leaders are given complimentary admission with the group. Tour companies which bring 10 or more bus tours annually are offered a discounted admission rate.

Guided tours last approximately 50-55 minutes for adults and 30-45 minutes for children. Our docents lead visitors throughout the public spaces in the factory complex, explaining the history of carousel and band organ production in the Tonawandas and the operation of this particular ...
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Madison Square Garden
New York, NY

Latitude/Longitude
40.67797,-73.897605

Madison Square Garden'sTM All Access Tour allows fans to get an insider's view of the inner-workings of The World's Most Famous Arena®, providing them with little-known information and rarely seen viewpoints on the legendary showplace. Visitors taking part in the "All Access" one hour tour become a part of one of the busiest and most exciting sports and entertainment facilities in the world and are treated to a host of unique experiences. Visit the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty locker rooms; tour backstage of the Theater at Madison Square Garden; go inside the Star dressing rooms; learn how a basketball court ...
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Metropolitan Opera Guild
New York, NY

Latitude/Longitude
40.772639,-73.982792

The Met offers several options for individuals and families to enjoy this cultural experience, including a subscription plan. Those interested can obtain a calendar and more info by mail or phone. Seating prices for performances vary, and Group Discounts are available to organized groups of 20 or more.

90-minute Backstage Tours explore the creation of an opera production, guiding visitors through the shops where artisans work on the sets, costumes, and wigs, and includes the rehearsal facilities, dressing rooms, 10-story backstage complex, and the auditorium. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals, families and groups to see what goes on ...
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NBC Studios
New York, NY

Latitude/Longitude
40.75851,-73.979004

Ever wonder what happens on the other side of the tube? Since 1933, NBC
guides have been guiding visitors on a behind the scenes look at NBC's
New York operations. The hour-long tour takes in some of the world's
most famous studios, including:

Studio 1A Home of Today Show
Studio 3A Home of MSNBC
Studio 3C Home of Nightly News with Brian Williams
Studio 8G Home of Football Night in America
Studio 6B Home of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Studio 8H Home of Saturday Night Live

Tracing radio and ...
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Original American Kazoo Company
Eden, NY

Latitude/Longitude
42.649125,-78.898471

The Original American Kazoo Company was established in 1916 and is now the only original metal kazoo factory in the world. The museum highlights history, amusing trivia, and shows step by step the way kazoos are made.

Kazoos of all shapes and sizes are permanently displayed in the museum. Our collection chronicles the history of kazoos as well as the factory. Display cases contain several types of wooden kazoos, liquor bottle shaped kazoos that celebrated the end of prohibition, antique kazoo instruments, silver and gold kazoos, and many more. From the museum space, you can view kazoos being made on ...
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Pleasant Valley Wine
Hammondsport, NY

Latitude/Longitude
42.402295,-77.250914

Nestled in a bucolic valley, a mile southwest of Hammondsport, is the Pleasant Valley Wine Company, home of the world-famous Great Western Winery Visitor Center. Established in 1860, the winery proudly displays the designation U.S. Bonded Winery No.1 and has eight remarkable stone buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The winery retains the original integrity of an old-world winery with caves carved deep into the valley's hillside; it's an architectural masterpiece nestled in the heart of the spectacular Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

The Great Western Winery Visitor Center is the most comprehensive center of ...
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Proctor's Theatre
Schenectady, NY

Latitude/Longitude
42.812602,-73.941834

From its beginnings as Schenectady's grand showplace near the end of the Roaring Twenties, to its prime years as a movie palace, through its post-war decline, Proctor's endured to enjoy an extraordinary rebirth. Because of the concern of the community and the generosity of theater lovers, Proctor's can look forward to many more years of providing audiences with the best in entertainment.

Proctor's is now entering an exciting new phase in our history. A proposed 22.5 million dollar expansion is in the works for 2004. It will greatly expand the backstage area, giving the theatre the opportunity to present larger-scale ...
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Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY

Latitude/Longitude
40.759948,-73.98028

No trip to Radio City is complete without a tour of the legendary theatre. Reopened after an extensive restoration on October 4, 1999, the Music Hall now reflects its original grandeur of opening night, 1932, sporting behind-the-scenes upgrades and refurbishment. Following the lead of Radio City's experienced tour guides, guests explore: the Great Stage, one of the largest indoor performance stages in the world; the stage's hydraulic system, still in operation since the '30s; the renowned private suite, with 12-feet high gold leaf ceilings and onetime home to Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel. And as an exciting climax to the Stage Door ...
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Steinway & Sons
Long Island City, NY

Latitude/Longitude
40.7805159,-73.8980396

Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 by German immigrant Henry Engelhard Steinway in a Manhattan loft on Varick Street. Henry was a master cabinet maker who built his first piano in the kitchen of his Seesen, Germany home. By the time Henry established Steinway & Sons, he had built 482 pianos. The first piano produced by the company, number 483, was sold to a New York family for $500. It is now displayed at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Over the next forty years, Henry and his sons, Henry Jr., Albert, C.F. Theodore, William, and Charles, developed ...
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Stickley Furniture
Manlius, NY

Latitude/Longitude
43.004851,-75.9877164

Fascinating tour of large factory making historic, high-end, solid-wood furniture. Combination of high-tech machinery with intensive hand
craftsmanship. Gorgeous wood and products.

Since our earliest years, Stickley has invited the public to visit our factory and see for themselves how our furniture is made. It was an extension of what Gustav Stickley termed "Honest Furniture." This tradition of earnest furniture-making still exists today at our Manlius, New York factory, where the very essence of Stickley ? inventive technology joined with time-tested principles of hand craftsmanship ? continues.

We are confident that when you see how Stickley furniture is constructed, ...
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The Matt Brewing Company
Utica, NY

Latitude/Longitude
43.095808,-75.242762

At our family-owned brewery, we have a long tradition of pride in what we make.

It is our attention to detail and uncompromising commitment to quality that has become the signature trademark of the Matt Brewing Company and our award-winning Saranac Beers.



A Brief History of the Matt Brewing Company
Brewhouse Square Utica, NY


As one of the few remaining great American regional breweries, the Matt Brewing Company has prospered at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Central New York for over a century. Under the ...
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United Nations
New York, NY

Latitude/Longitude
40.73282,-73.979627

The guided tour of the United Nations starts with a brief overview of the Organization and its structure. The main part of the tour consists of a visit to the chambers of the Security Council, the Trusteeship Council and the Economic and Social Council, which are located in the Conference Building.

During the visit, you might briefly observe a meeting. An average of 5,000 official meetings are held at the United Nations Headquarters annually. Please note that some council chambers might be closed to the public. The guide explains the functions, composition and current actions undertaken by each council, as ...
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Wedding Gown Preservation Company
Endicott, NY

Latitude/Longitude
42.103187,-76.055172

The Wedding Gown Preservation Company is a family owned business operating in Endicott, New York since 1913, where they specialized in preservation and alterations of wedding gowns. There modern lab and equipment preserve every gown with a special anti-sugar treatment to prevent yellowing and discoloration and has been proven and recognized as the best method in gown preservations by the International Fabricare Institute. Over the past 80+ years, Wedding Gown Preservation Company has prided themselves on quality and care of the wedding gowns that they clean and preserve for their customers. Each gown is handled individually and given the utmost ...
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Westchester Modular Homes, Inc.
Wingdale, NY

Latitude/Longitude
41.66324,-73.555929

Westchester Modular Homes, Inc. headquartered in Wingdale, NY was founded in 1986 by two prominent New York builder-developers, Charles W. Hatcher and Thomas F. Flood III.

Hatcher and Flood started out as traditional custom stick builders in Westchester County where the demand for upscale custom built homes was high. Their philosophy was simple, but effective - customize the home and give the customers what they want - not what the builder thinks the customers want!

In January 2000, Westchester Modular Homes became an Employee Owned Company through an Employee Stock Ownership Program.

Westchester's success in residential housing ...
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World Wide Monkey Inc.
Plattsburgh, NY

Latitude/Longitude
44.669935,-73.453832

Plan your trip to include Plattsburgh, NY on beautiful Lake Champlain, as you won't want to miss our fun filled factory tour. Our tour includes information about our founder, John Sortino, and our multifaceted entertainment company. You can view a walking storyboard of our cartoon, Banana Planet, and hear all about the animation process. We also have arts and crafts projects for children as well as fun, educational facts about the rain forests and the people who are working to protect and preserve the primate world. And what tour would be complete without seeing how plush animals are made so ...
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