Learn how pretzels are made at the Snyder’s of Hanover factory (1350 York Street, Hanover, PA.). Tours are available by reservation only. (Tuesday-Thursday: 10am; 11am; or 1pm. Length of tour: one hour.) After the tour, stop by the factory store to snack on free samples of freshly made pretzels and other goodies.
To make a tour reservation, call (800) 233-7125, ext. 8592.
While you’re in Hanover, you might as well swing by the Utz Potato Chip factory (900 High Street, Hanover, PA) and learn how they make potato chips. These are self-paced tours, and no reservations are required. Daily tours: Monday-Thursday, 8 to 4pm. They’re open some Fridays. If you’re thinking of a Friday trip, call (800) 367-7629 or (717) 637-6644 ahead of time to confirm they’ll be open.