York Pennsylvania Tourism

Pretzels are the highlight of the Snyder’s of Hanover tour.

York, Pennsylvania, and its surrounding area, offers factory tours of potato chip, pretzel and candy factories. Adults and teens visiting York can experience the Harley-Davidson Motor Company factory tour. York, in central Pennsylvania, is close to Hershey, with its chocolate factory tour and amusement park. Factory tours are usually free and great for budget travelers.

Snyder’s of Hanover

See where Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels are produced. The guided walking tour is for ages 5 and up. The tour shows the robotics machines used, the raw materials and the ovens where pretzels are baked. One-hour tours of the plant, in York County, conclude with a bag of pretzels.

Snyder’s of Hanover

1350 York St.

Hanover, PA 17331



Utz Snacks

Utz Snacks offers a Potato Chip Trip with a glass observation gallery overlooking the factory floor. The tour shows the entire half-hour process, from potato to chip. Go at your own pace, with interactive buttons and screens that further explain the process. The tour has no age restrictions, and at the end, you get a bag of chips.

Utz Snacks

900 High Street

Hanover, PA 17331



Wolfgang Candy Company

At Wolfgang Candy Company, the 45-minute tour shows different chocolate and other candy made weekly. Learn about the history of the Wolfgang family. See the production of a range of products, from raisin clusters to coconut cups to chocolate cookies. Visit the old-fashioned ice cream parlor on premises. There are no age restrictions, but kids under age 6 are required to be closely supervised by an adult.

Wolfgang Candy Company

50 E. 4th Avenue

York, PA 17404



Hershey’s Chocolate World

The Hershey’s Chocolate World tour is infused with the aroma of chocolate. In addition to the free guided tour through a simulated factory, you can learn package Hershey’s Kisses (and buy a package), take a 3-D adventure and ride the narrated Trolley works (fees apply). The free tour shows Kisses being made and vats of chocolate, while the 3-D show brings Hershey’s characters to life. The trolley tour gives a history of Hershey. There are no age restrictions.

Hershey’s Chocolate World Visitor’s Center

251 Park Boulevard

Hershey, PA 17033



Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Harley-Davidson Motor Company has a free factory tour for ages 12 and up. See the manufacturing and assembly areas, painting and chrome plating. The tour also shows a motorcycle roll test before crating. A short movie explores the history of the plant. You also can sit on different bikes.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Vehicle Operations

1425 Eden Road

York, PA 17404