5 Fantastic Factory Tours You Can Only Take In Boston

Boston doesn’t only produce cutting-edge research and graduates clasping freshly minted degrees; our city also has a long history of tangible industry, from cotton mills on the Charles River to the shoe factories of Lynn, and – yummiest of all – the Baker Chocolate Factory that used to be in Dorchester. These businesses may be long gone, but production in Boston continues. Today a range of tours are available to satisfy your curiosity about how your favorite things are made. Your favorite things are booze and chocolate, right?

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Have you taken any of these tours? Do you know of any others we should check out? We’re always looking for suggestions on where to go next! Share your experiences in the comments and on the Only In Boston Facebook page.