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Factory Tours

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.

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  • Fitchburg Ghost Tours

    Fitchburg

    Take a step back in time and hear about the most prominent families in Fitchburg. Learn about the Crockers' secret... more

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  • Harbor Sweets

    Salem

    Sweet confections and a production tour of the factory. Call for a factory tour, no chocolate production on Saturdays and... more

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  • Harbor Sweets

    Salem

    An American chocolate tradition since 1973, Harbor Sweets produces handcrafted artisan chocolates from its original historic red brick building in Salem,... more

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  • Harvard University

    Cambridge

    America's oldest college (1636); alumni include seven US Presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Rutherford B.... more

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  • Horizons Edge Casino

    Lynn

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  • Hy-Line Cruises

    Hyannis

    Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard ferry service from Hyannis. Hyannisport Harbor Cruises past the Kennedy Compound. Deep-Sea Fishing. Cape Cod Canal... more

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  • Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn

    Hyannis

    The Guyer Barn is a community art space-a working artist studio and professional artist gallery. Enjoy changing exhibitions, classes and... more

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  • Innovation Odyssey

    Boston

    Two-hour tour highlighting Boston's greatest innovations, including the Internet, the telephone, modern surgery, the microwave, and the mutual fund. Limited,... more

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  • Island Alpaca Farm of Martha's Vineyard

    Oak Bluffs

    Get up close with these gentle, lovable, friendly and fun creatures at Island Alpaca Farm to learn more about the... more

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  • LANNI ORCHARDS, INC.

    Lunenburg

    Lanni Orchards, Inc. is a local family operated orchard. We offer PYO apples and other fruits in the spring and... more

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  • Literary Trail of Greater Boston

    Boston

    Self-guided twenty-mile trail explores the heritage of some of the country's greatest authors; homes, gathering places, and landscapes associated with 19... more

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  • 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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  • Native Plymouth Tours

    Wareham

    The first organized walking Tours of downtown Plymouth Massachusetts presented through the eyes and perspective of Native American guides. Have... more

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  • OceanQuest Hands-On Discovery Cruises

    E. Dennis

    Cruise station to station aboard the Venture Inn II and enjoy the scenic beauty of Woods Hole as you explore... more

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  • Old South Church

    Newburyport

    Guided tours of Newburyport's oldest church building, built in 1756 for the Rev. George Whitefield, including the basement crypt. more

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  • Patriot Party Boats

    Falmouth

    Sunset cruises; lighthouse cruises; cruises to the Elizabeth Islands and Cuttyhunk Harbor. more

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  • Pinky Maine Charters

    Gloucester

    Full-day, half-day, and overnight charters available on this historic replica schooner more

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  • The Plymouth Night Tour

    Plymouth

    Take Plymouth's best Tour guides and train them as real Paranormal Investigators, you get the Plymouth Night Tour! Old Plymouth's... more

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  • Plymouth Water Sport and Charter Fishing

    Plymouth

    Clambakes, beach ferry, rentals of all types of water vehicles and x-treme inflatables. more

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  • Polish Center of Discovery and Learning

    Chicopee

    We are a"living monument" safegaurding historical objects representative of the material culture of the Polish people. We celebrate the... more

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