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New Hampshire factories to visit and tour

New Hampshire has factories to visit and tour. Below, first are the active, working factories. The next section has historical operations which often have demonstrations or renactments. These incluse both large and small operations, from several person chocolate factories and cheesemakers to large manufacturers making paper towels, wood products, beverage cans and bottles, are open to the public with real tours, exhibitions and fun education.

In some cases, such as a manufacturing process that is no longer in use, the only way to see it and learn about it is a museum or living history center. So, we also provide information about engineering facilities and museums, dinosaur digs, even government facilities, like NASA, astronomy oberservatories and more that are open to the public on certain days and times. And if there is some place that is just plain fun to visit, we add that, too!

These are perfect for homeschooling, for STEM and for fun! Kids love visiting these places! They're learning and getting an education without even realizing it. And most of these are either free or under $10! What's better then fun, entertaining, good for children and families, educational and free?

Here are some of the top factory tours in New Hampshire and contact information and tips about visiting them.

Factories, Engineering, Museums and other fun demonstrations and exhibits to visit in New Hampshire

  • Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Brewery Tour - brewery, beermaster tours
    221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH. You will learn about the founders, see the horses and more on a tour of the Anheuser-Busch factory. Stimulate your senses and satisfy your curiosity as you explore the Anheuser-Busch art of brewing. This tour gives guests a unique behind-the-scenes look at how we brew the world famous Budweiser Lager Beer. The tour lasts about 1.5 hours and the cost is 2023 is $40.
  • Ben's Sugar Shack Newbury Location - maple syrup sugarworks
    693 New Hampshire 103, Newbury, NH 03255. Phone: 603-763-4111. Email: Open: EVERY WEEKEND IN MARCH Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. during the peak season and offer free 30 minute tours. The last weekend for Tours are April 1st and 2nd. This tour consists of learning about the traditional way of collecting using sap buckets, the modern way with plastic lines, seeing our pump house and collecting tanks, learning about the Reverse Osmosis system we use, meeting Ben and seeing him run the evaporator and then the best part; sampling. Some of those samples include, (Fresh/Hot maple donuts, maple soft serve -last 2 weekends in March),-EVERY WEEKEND WE WILL HAVE maple roasted nuts (pecan, almonds, cashews), maple cotton candy, maple fudge, maple BBQ sauce, all 3 grades of syrup, maple soda and more.
  • Moonlight Meadery Tour - Mead brewery
    23 Londonderry Road, Londonderry, NH. Phone: (603) 216-2162. Email: Open: See their website. They have a socially distanced out door patio, where you can enjoy our meads, ciders and beers. Our mead tasting menu changes every Wednesday. They offer flights of 5 or 9 choices on mead, as well as canned ciders and some of our rotating session meads. They have our India Pale Ale with Honey, which was double dry hopped with Amarillo and Lemon Drop hops, the honey adds to the complexity of the flavor, but doesn’t add any sweetness. They offer a variety of cheese and crackers. You are welcome to have table side delivery if you choose, from any of the local restaurants.

New Hampshire Historical Forts and Sites, Famous buildings, Active Federal facilities to tour, Geology: like fossils and volcanic areas

New Hampshire State historic sites and parks

These are state-run parks, museums and historic sites that present the history of some manufacturing process, industry, or living settlement

New Hampshire Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

New Hampshire has a humid climate in most of the state, and colder in northern highland areas in the winter and warm, humid summers. Winters are very snowy. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed all year.

Camping in New Hampshire

If you're looking to save money on your trip, camping may be a fun alternative to hotels and motels, especially, if you already have the gear, or are looking to get some. BTW, this websites ( ) explains everything you need to know about camping gear and where to the best gear at the lowest prices.

New Hampshire has 23 State Park Campgrounds with facilities in beautiful surroundings, available for use by individuals, families, and youth groups. They offer various camping experiences, such as primitive camping, cabin and yurt rentals, full-service RV hookups, and lean-to's. Reserve your campsite online through ReserveAmerica or by calling 1-877-nhparks (1-877-647-2757). Please note: Campground check in time is 1 pm and checkout is 11 am.

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in New Hampshire.