Visit the Ben & Jerry's Factory

Hours of Operation 10am-6pm
Tuesday-Saturday  (**Closed Sundays & Mondays)
**Beginning June 11th we will be open daily.
Advanced online ticket purchase highly encouraged.
*No manufacturing June 18, 19, 20 and July 4, 5, 6.


We are delighted to welcome you! Our Waterbury site is the only Ben & Jerry’s factory open to the public. Our very first factory, built in 1985, continues to manufacture upwards of 350,000 pints per day while offering our fans a sneak peek at our humble beginnings. Our small Scoop shop, retail area and tour route have remained fairly unchanged over the years.

Guided tours, which began in 1986, have allowed us to share with millions of guests the evolution of what started as a small local company from the early days in the gas station to the worldwide reach we’ve expanded to since we opened our first Scoop Shop on May 5, 1978!  

We can’t think of a better way to enjoy time with family and friends than learning how we make our ice cream then indulging in your favorite flavor or trying one of our euphoric new additions all the while taking in the beautiful mountain views!  

*** Production schedules vary and are managed by our manufacturing teams. As a result, we cannot guarantee you will see active production during your tour***

Outside of a Ben & Jerry's factory

Contact Us & Area Info

Entrance to the Flavor Graveyard


Want to visit inside our facility? Purchase your Factory Experience ticket for access to immerse yourself in all things Ben & Jerry’s!  A guided tour of our humble beginnings, displays, retail area and photos ops await!
The guided portion of your Factory Experience will lead you to a short MOO-vie viewing of our company’s history followed by an explanation of how we make our pints, all the while overlooking the production room floor and enjoying a sample of our chunks. The tour ends in our Flavor Room with a tasting of one of our euphoric flavors and a cow joke, or two!  

***Production schedules vary and are managed by our manufacturing teams. As a result, we cannot guarantee you will see active production during your tour***

Ice cream pints on a factory line

Visitor Information

  • Factory Experience tickets are published two weeks in advance of any chosen date. For example, tickets for 1/18/23 will be released on 1/4/23; tickets for 1/19/23 will be released on 1/5/23 and so on.
  • Pre-purchasing your tickets online is highly encouraged due to limited capacity.    
  • Day of and walk-in ticket availability will vary each day based on staffing with the potential of NO availability.
  • Additional ice cream can be purchased before or after outside from the Scoop Shop window.
  • For groups of 21+ please send us an email including the requested date, time and number of people.
  • As we are a food manufacturing facility there is no glass or pets (with the exception of service animals) allowed inside.
  • Large bags are not permitted inside the factory. 
  • RV, Coach and Accessible parking located at the top of the entrance driveway hill, with designated drop off at the end of the boardwalk.
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