Abbott’s Candies Tours
Visitors to Abbott’s Candies are welcome to watch our candy making, during production hours, through the viewing windows. We offer tours for small to large groups which are scheduled by appointment only.
See our history in the making. Our factory is over 100 years old.
Watch and learn how our caramels and chocolates are made.
When the tour is over, check out all our delicious sweets and unique gifts.
We start all our tours with a brief history of where Abbott’s began in 1890. We continue our tour with the production side of the business, starting with the caramel room. In the caramel room, you will see our classic recipe being crafted, poured, cut and wrapped by hand. The next stop is our chocolate room where creams and novelty items are sent down the enrober and covered in milk or dark chocolate. The chocolate room also makes all our nut and cream centers by hand. The final stop of the tour is the packing station where each box is carefully crafted and, depending on the season, wrapped and ribboned for the holidays.
Anyone is welcome to come see the chocolates and caramels being made Wednesday through Friday from 9AM to 11AM and 12PM to 2PM. We do ask groups of 10 or more to please contact us in advance to arrange a private tour of the facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you give the tour or is it self-guided?
Most days we give tours of the facility. There are rare occasions where the tour would be self-guided, but we make sure to have our staff available for any questions. Certain times of the year our production is not fully in operation, so it is best to book a tour.
How much does it cost?
At this time there is no charge for a basic tour of our facility. Premium and specialized tours will be available in the future.
What time are tours?
We have two time slots available 10am – 10:30am or 1pm – 1:30pm. Tours are scheduled in advanced sp please contact us ahead of time to reserve your spot. The best day to visit is Wednesday because Willy & Red’s is also open for lunch.
Are the facilities handicap accessible?
Yes, we strive to accommodate the needs of anyone. We believe every person should have the opportunity to see the excitement of candy being made by hand.
How long does a tour last?
Tours typically take between 30 to 40 minutes to complete, depending on what departments are open for production.