Those TV shows where they show you how things are made are great and all, but they’re missing the best part: samples. Massachusetts has all kinds of factory tours that let you experience the making process hands-, eyes-, and sometime even mouth-on. Take the Taza Chocolate Factory Tour and and see what dreams, er, chocolate is made of. Sampling the product makes the tour more interesting at Boston’s two big brewers: the Sam Adams Brewery and Harpoon Brewery. If you like your factories cute and cuddly, the Island Alpaca Company on Martha’s Vineyard has got you covered (in alpaca fleece). And at Cape Cod Potato Chips, you’ll see how those weird things that grow in the ground turn into perfectly golden chips. Free samples, of course, included.

  • Boston Masonic Building

    Boston

    The Massachusetts home of the world's oldest and largest fraternity is an historic building with magnificent architecture. Open to the... more

  • Cape Ann Artisans

    Rockport

    16 working studios, visit with the artisans who create and design sculpture, art, hand blown glass,mosaics and pottery. The group... more

  • Cape Cod Potato Chips

    Hyannis

    See potato chips being made on a self guided tour of the factory. more

  • The DrumConnection

    Arlington

    New England's Premier Hand Drumming School serving the Greater Boston community for over 20 years. Experience music and drums African style. more

  • Mole Hollow Candles

    Sturbridge

    Mole Hollow Candles has been producing exceptional quality hand crafted candles in USA since 1969. They are located 1 mile off of... more

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