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How It’s Made: The Factory Tour Capital of the World

Find out why Pennsylvania is home to the Factory Tour Capital of the World this summer by visiting the South Central region of York and York County. With three of the biggest snack food companies in the United States, Hershey nearby, and the motorcycle powerhouse Harley-Davidson, historic York is still making it into the history books with more than a dozen year-round factory tours of our favorite brands.

If you’re a salty snack super-fan, then start planning your York excursion now. York has all your favorites, with year-round tours of the UTZ Quality Foods, Snyder’s of Hanover, and Martin’s Potato Chips factories. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the machinery, robotics, and manufacturing that is dedicated to bringing you that delicious bag of chips. Whether it’s the sting of salt & vinegar or the summery sweetness of BBQ, we’ve all bought the “Family Size” when shopping for ourselves at least once, and learning about the history and creation of these great snacks shows just how much we appreciate those Sunday chips-and-a-movie nights on the couch.

The Sweetest Place on Earth is just a half hour drive away from York, and touring Hershey’s Chocolate World is one of the region’s most popular and beloved attractions. Besides the epic candy store at the end, you’ll discover all about Milton S. Hershey and how constructed a candy empire that would eventually create such monuments as the Hershey Hotel, Hershey Gardens, Hersheypark, and, obviously, the world-famous town of Hershey. We will certainly never forget his name. But, seriously, the man did a lot of good for this world, even excluding the invention of the most delicious candy on the planet. 

If chips and candy aren’t really your thing, maybe motorcycles are. York is home to the Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations factory which assembles the Touring, Softail, CVO, and Trike models as well produces the frames, fuel tanks, and fenders for the iconic motorcycles. Take a classic factory tour or the more intimate and personalized Steel Toe Tour for smaller groups. Visit the Harley-Davidson website for more information.

For a complete list of the York factory tours, visit http://www.yorkpa.org/factory-tours/tour/ and plan your factory adventure today.

Hershey's Chocolate World

251 Park Blvd

Hershey, PA 17033 717-534-4900

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Vehicle Operations

1425 Eden Rd

York, PA 17402 717-852-6590

 

PA Inns Nearby

Stay at One of These Great Inns

B.F. Hiestand House

Marietta
B.F. Hiestand House
Relaxed Elegance in Lancaster County

Understated charm combines with relaxed elegance at the B.F. Hiestand House, beckoning guests to the historic river town of Marietta for the ultimate Victorian Bed & Breakfast experience.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 10.6mi

Airy View Bed & Breakfast

Columbia
Airy View at night
Peaceful haven nestled in Lancaster County's farm country!

1870's restored farmhouse B&B features a spring running through the house. Dip your toe into our private pond off the patio, pet the alpacas, stroll the gardens or just doze off on a comfy patio or sunroom chair.  Enjoy listening to waterfall into our Koi pond. Warm-up while sitting around campfire.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 11.6mi

Amanda Gish House Bed & Breakfast

Elizabethtown
Amanda Gish House
Antique filled Victorian B&B

Located near quaint Elizabethtown PA where antique shops, good restaurants, arts and entertainment are all within walking distance or a short drive. After a long day of antiquing or sightseeing, enjoy a nightcap at bedtime before you climb under the luxury linens, on feather beds in an air-conditioned guest room.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 12mi

The Olde Square Inn

Mount Joy
Olde Square Inn
Welcome to the Olde Square Inn

Olde Square Inn, our Lancaster County bed & breakfast, is a beautifully restored Colonial Revival home.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 14.2mi

Fulling Mill Inn

Middletown
Fulling Mill Inn
Victorian farmhouse with a touch of modern near Hershey

Enjoy the peaceful serenity and picturesque country surroundings, the perfect place to rest and unwind.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 17.1mi

Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast

Millersville
Blue Rock BnB
Spacious Accommodations with Character

Our Lancaster County 1847 colonial farmhouse has the original wooden floors and trim uniquely fashioned by long ago craftsmen.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 18.6mi

The Tea Kettle Inn

Manheim
Tea Kettle Inn
Sharing a love for hospitality!

The inn consists of three intimate rooms and one spacious suite, all on the second floor.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 20.8mi

The Londonderry Inn

Palmyra
The Londonderry Inn
Come In and Stay a while at this luxurious and elegant B&B!

A beautifully restored, prestigious rated, pre-Civil War 1840’s home located near Hershey, Pennsylvania, The Sweetest Place On Earth®.

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 21.3mi

Pheasant Run Farm Bed and Breakfast

Lancaster
Pheasant Run Farm
Unforgettable B&B Experience in Lancaster County

Built in 1809 and located on 48 acres of pristine Lancaster County farmland, our B&B began life as a stone bank barn.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 21.9mi

1825 Inn Bed and Breakfast

Palmyra
1825 Inn
Enjoy "down home" Hospitality near Hershey!

1825 Inn Bed and Breakfast is located just three miles from Hershey PA, the Sweetest Place on Earth!

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 22.1mi

E. J. Bowman House

Lancaster
E. J. Bowman House
Elegance and good taste for the discerning traveler

Welcome to the E. J. Bowman House, an historic 1860 Italianate, located in the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish country.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 22.9mi

King's Cottage

Lancaster
King's Cottage
Leave your world behind and come to ours!

Feel yourself unwind as you travel through Lancaster County’s tranquil back roads in Amish Country.

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 23.1mi

The Manor on Front

Harrisburg
The Manor on Front
Capital city charm and spectacular river views!

Surrounded by a wide array of 20th century mansions, The Manor on Front campus consists of two newly renovated mansions that showcase period details and a tailored, elegant interior.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 23.1mi

Rocky Springs Bed and Breakfast

Lancaster
Rocky Springs B&B
Quiet, romantic – a perfect getaway!

Whether a romantic getaway or a relaxing vacation stay, you will be treated to extraordinary Lancaster County hospitality in our  gorgeous 1855 Pre-Victorian home.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 23.3mi

The Inn at Westwynd Farm

Hummelstown
Westwynd Farm
Luxurious Bed and Breakfast Near the Sweetest Place on Earth

The Inn at Westwynd Farm invites you to step into a world of casual elegance and relaxation in Hershey, PA.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 24.1mi

30 Timber Road Bed & Breakfast

Mechanicsburg
30 Timber Road Mechanicsburg PA
Offering gracious hospitality in a serene, secluded setting.

Reserve your room at our bed and breakfast on 14 acres of quiet woodlands. Three suites offer king size beds, ensuite baths, whirlpool tub and towel warmers, full breakfast served at your convenience.

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 24.4mi

French Country Manor

New Providence
Historic and secluded Lancaster County B&B

Located on a private 40-acre gated estate, the mansion built in the early 1800s has been meticulously restored preserving the uniquely handcrafted wood and extensive gardens.

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 24.6mi

The Australian Walkabout Inn

Lancaster
Australian Walkabout
Elegant charm in the heart of Amish Country.

The Australian Walkabout Inn Bed and Breakfast is a peaceful, romantic getaway located in the heart of Amish Country in Lancaster County.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 24.9mi

Flowers & Thyme Bed and Breakfast

Lancaster
Flowers & Thyme Gardens
Relax in the Gardens

Escape to our Lancaster, PA bed and breakfast located in the heart of Lancaster County, a quiet and unspoiled location that is home to the PA Dutch, Amish and Mennonite families living on acres

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 25.3mi

Walnut Lawn Bed & Breakfast

Lancaster
Walnut Lawn
Yesterday's Charm, Today's Comforts, Tomorrow's Memories

We welcome you to the Walnut Lawn Bed & Breakfast nestled in the Lancaster County Village of Lampeter, PA.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 25.6mi

Speedwell Forge B&B

Lititz
Speedwell Forge
An Experience Like No Other!

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our 1760 home is located near Lititz, PA on 120 acres including a Wolf Sanctuary.

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 25.7mi

Annville Inn

Annville
Annville Inn
Luxury Romantic B&B near Hershey

A charming and romantic inn that features five guest rooms each with a private bath. Luxury and comfort await!

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 25.8mi

Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast

Carlisle
Pheasant Field
Experience Genuine Hospitality

Enjoy the peace and quiet of a country setting - and the convenience of a short 4 mile drive to downtown Carlisle.  Eight beautifully appointed guestrooms range from standard to luxurious.  All

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 26.2mi

Swiss Woods Bed & Breakfast Inn

Lititz
Swiss Woods
35 acres of bliss in Lititz, PA, the heart of Lancaster County

Our Lititz, Pennsylvania bed and breakfast is located in the heart of Lancaster County; an idyllic, rural inn where you can reconnect with nature, discover history, and experience Pennsylvania

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 26.2mi

Red Cardinal

Carlisle
Red Cardinal
A little corner of heaven in Pennsylvania

We invite you to come and visit us in this quiet setting where life is not so hurried.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 26.3mi

Greystone Manor Bed & Breakfast

Bird-In-Hand
Greystone Manor
A Victorian Mansion in the heart of Amish Country

Victorian mansion and country carriage house constructed in 1883.

Average Rate: 
Under $100
Distance: 28.3mi

The Limestone Inn

Strasburg
The Limestone Inn
Authentic Historic Inn in the heart of Amish Country

Enjoy life in the slow lane at one of the most photographed homes in Lancaster County. Located in Strasburg's Historical District, this 200 year old home is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and the Lancaster County Historic Sites Register.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 28.4mi

Fallen Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast

Carlisle
Fallen Tree Farm
A Luxurious Retreat in a Historical Setting.

A luxurious Retreat in a historical setting, Fallen Tree Farm is both family and pet friendly. Offering the peace and quiet of the country only 5 minutes from Carlisle.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 28.5mi

Carlisle House

Carlisle
Carlisle House
Carlisle Starts Here - Downtown Carlisle Historic District

Located in the Downtown Historic Area, we are just a half-mile from Interstate 81, and three miles from Interstate 76 (the Pennsylvania Turnpike).

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 29.1mi

James Gettys Hotel

Gettysburg
James Gettys
An Elegant, Award-winning Historic Downtown Gettysburg Inn

The innkeepers of the James Gettys Hotel, in Gettysburg, PA, invite you to stay in their historic hotel. At this unique bed and breakfast, guests enjoy a lodging experience unlike any other.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 29.5mi

After Eight Bed and Breakfast

Gordonville
After Eight Bed & Breakfast
Your Home Away from Home in Lancaster County

Stay at this romantic Amish country bed & breakfast conveniently located to outlet shopping, theaters, farmers markets and the quaint towns of Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand, and Strasburg. Private baths and breakfast at your private table.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 29.9mi

The Inn at Herr Ridge

Gettysburg
Where Gettysburg History meets Hospitality

Enjoy the romance and modern comfort in this 1815 country inn.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 30.7mi

The Hurst House Bed & Breakfast

Ephrata
Hurst House
In the Heart of Amish/ Dutch Country,Victorian
We invite you to The Hurst House Bed & Breakfast in Ephrata, Lancaster County, PA. The Hurst House is an elegant Victorian mansion located on top of the Katza Boucle (Cat’s Back Hill).
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 31.2mi

Battlefield Bed & Breakfast

Gettysburg
Historic 1809 Civil War Farmhouse
Gettysburg's Destination Inn Welcomes History Enthusiast!

Stay in an original 1809 Civil War home on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Located behind Big Round Top, enjoy walking or hiking our beautiful 30-acre nature preserve.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 32.5mi

Carriage Corner Bed & Breakfast

Intercourse
Carriage Corner B&B
A unique blend of hospitality, laughter & kindness

Located in the quaint village of Intercourse that is often referred to as the “Capital of the Amish.” It is a quaint country village from yesteryear with Amish buggies and a myriad of local cra

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 32.5mi

Country Hearth Bed and Breakfast

New Holland
Country Hearth
Farmhouse Elegance in a Small Town!

Our home, built in 1793, is rumored to have once been a stagecoach stop as well as a tavern.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 33.6mi

Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast

New Holland
Harvest Moon
A Culinary Retreat in the "Essence" of Lancaster County

The Harvest Moon strives to make your stay tops!

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 34.2mi