The Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory gives 30-minute guided tours year-round that demonstrate the ice cream manufacturing process and end with a free sample. Outside, visitors can stroll through the Flavor Graveyard of retired flavors.
The factory is the first of the Ben & Jerry’s franchise factories, being built in 1985. According to benjerry.com, “Guided tours began in 1986 and have allowed us to share the evolution of our company with millions of guests from the early days in the gas station to the worldwide reach we’ve expanded to since the first Scoop Shop opened on May 5, 1978!”
You can experience factory tours that take you through all of the ins and outs of the Ben & Jerry’s franchise. Tickets are required for admission to the facility. According to benjerry.com, “Factory Experience schedules are published weekly with bookings available no more than 7 days in advance.” Because of limited capacity, purchasing your tickets in advance is optimal.
Tours at the factory include a “30 min guided tour with views of manufacturing floor, chunk and ice cream sample, photo ops and retail items,” according to benjerry.com. Tickets aren’t required for the Scoop Shop, Ticket Sales & Gift Kiosk, restrooms, the playground and the Flavor Graveyard.
Take Amtrak to Ben & Jerry’s
Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to Burlington Station in Burlington, Vermont with the Ethan Allen Express service that travels to Burlington, Middlebury, Vergennes, Rutland and Castleton.