Our 30-minute guided ice cream factory tour is fun and educational for all ages. We offer guests the opportunity to learn about our ice cream manufacturing process and explain how we incorporate values-led decisions that drive our business. We know that getting your favorite flavor or trying a new one is priority at the factory, so our full service scoop shop menu includes special items (hello, Vermonster!) as well as traditional favorites (like waffle cones and hot fudge sundaes!). Can’t decide? Our scoopers are equipped to offer suggestions and sample tastes. From hats to t-shirts, beach towels to flavored lip balms, all things Ben & Jerry’s are found in our Gift Shop. Cap off your visit with a stop in our Flavor Graveyard to pay your respects to our dearly de-pinted, retired flavors. We hope to see you soon at one of the favorite tourist destinations in Vermont.
Tickets are sold daily on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The cost is $4 adult, $3 senior. Kids 12 and younger are free. Our tour package deal is $20, and includes a choice of select t-shirt and a factory tour.
The Factory is open year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day, with extended hours from June through October.
Manufacturing days are Monday through Friday. The schedule can change without advanced warning.
November thru June 28th
10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Last tour leaves at 5:00.
June 29th thru late August
9:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.
Last tour leaves at 8:00.
Late August thru late October
9:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
Last tour leaves at 6:00.
Please call 866-258-6877 for the most updated info.
Directions & Parking
Physical address: 1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd Waterbury, VT 05676
Driving directions: Take exit 10 off of Interstate I-89 in Vermont. Go 1 mile north on Route 100 toward Stowe. Factory is located on the left.
Parking: Onsite parking is available in the lower parking area as well as upper parking area near the playground and Flavor Graveyard. Handicapped, RV & coach parking is available at the top of the hill; drop-off area is at the end of the covered boardwalk. Handicapped parking spaces as well as RV & coach parking signage are marked to the immediate left near the little info hut building. During the summer and fall, staff parking attendants will greet RVs and coaches. There is no overnight parking available.
Guest Services: Handicapped parking. ADA accessible. Wheelchairs available for on-site use; please come inside to the ticket desk to borrow a wheelchair. Tour movie is open captioned. International language assistance: Multiple language versions of the tour script are available upon request at the tour ticket desk. Onsite Area information booth stocked full of brochures, maps and local happenings.
Lost & Found: All found items are taken to the gift shop register and logged. Please call 802-882-2035 to inquire about a lost item.
Pet Policy: Service dogs only. During the warmer seasons please take into consideration that the duration of a typical visit is 1.15 hours. We ask you do not leave your pet in the car unattended.
Smoking: We are a tobacco-free site.
ATM: Located in tour lobby.
Seasonal picnic area and playground.
Hearing assistance available.
Group Tour Info
Reservations are accepted for groups of 10 or more people. Escort and driver receive a free tour and cone coupon.
To make a reservation, please call 802-882-2040 or email email@example.com. Please note that we do not accept same day reservations or reservations for fewer than 10 people. Reservations are not required. If you are unable to make a reservation you are welcome to come by and purchase tickets for the next available tour time that can accommodate the number of people in your group.
We accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, company checks and cash. Payment is due on or before the date of arrival. There is an ATM located in the tour lobby.
For 501c3 or U.S. school groups, cost is $2 for students over the age of 12. Teacher and bus driver receive a free tour and cone coupon.
January 1, 2014 CLOSED-Happy New Year!
March 1, 2014 Winter Fest
April 8, 2014 Free Cone Day
May 11, 2014 Free Cones for Moms
June 15, 2014 Free Cones for Dads
Free Outdoor Movie Fest:
6/28/14 Monsters University
7/12/14 The Lego Movie
7/19/14 Iron Man 3
7/26/14 the Hobbit 2
8/2/14 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
8/9/14 Despicable Me 2
8/16/14 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
October 25, 2014 Halloween Fest
November 27, 2014 CLOSED-Happy Thanksgiving!
December 24, 2014 last tour at 2:00 closed at 3:00 Happy Holidays!
December 25, 2014-CLOSED
Yes, everywhere except the glassed-in mezzanine. You tour guide will remind you when photos and video are not allowed.
Yes, a sample of the day is included in the factory tour. Additional taste test-sized samples are offered in the scoop shop upon request to help you decide which flavor you would like to enjoy.
No. Purchasing a ticket for a specific time saves you a spot on that tour. We ask that you please arrive in the tour lobby a few minutes before the start of the tour.
No. We only accept reservations for groups of 10 or more.
No, tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis daily. You can, however, purchase tickets earlier in the day for a tour time that is later in the same day, which will allow you to leave for an extended period of time and return for your specified tour time.
Yes, from our glassed-in mezzanine.
No, you may visit it any time at your leisure. It is located up the hill, behind the plant, to the far left of the playground. It’s a bit of a walk, but worth it!
No. It is room temperature.
Yes. You can use the elevator.
Not much. The tour route takes you upstairs to the Cow Over the Moon Theater, the glassed-in mezzanine then downstairs to the Flavo-Room.
The tour remains the same, except you will not see any product or employees on the manufacturing floor. Your tour guide will narrate a video that explains the ice cream making process.
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Visit Vermont Links
Waterbury is home to Green Mountain Coffee Café & Visitor Center, Cabot Cheese Annex store, Cold Hollow Cider Mill and a host of restaurants to please all appetites. For more info: www.waterbury.org
Current links:Vermont Attractions Association Vermont Chamber of Commerce Visit Vermont Stowe Area Attractions Waterbury Tourism Council Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce Vermont Convention Bureau
Before or after your tour we invite you to shop all things Ben & Jerry's in our Gift shop. Choose from beach towels, flavor lip balms, travel mugs, t-shirts, stickers, hats, pint coozies and pint locks as well as pint certificates that travel much better than actual pints! :)
Our full service scoop shop offers your favorite flavor(s) served in cups, cones, milkshakes, sundaes with all the toppings, our mini-Vermonster and Vermonster even ice cream cakes for special occassions.