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D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
+1 570-628-4290
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"Experience Touring America's Oldest Brewery".

A truly fascinating walking tour of this family run brewery. Located in the Appalachian foothills... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JRwins7
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Orange County, California
What a treat!

This tour is well worth the drive. The guide was very knowledgeable on the history of the brewery... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
gr8day4sun
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It was the year 1829 when Americans were getting used to their newly elected president, Andrew Jackson, that 23-year old David G. Yuengling, an immigrant from Wurttemberg, Germany, settled in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and started a brewery. Originally named the Eagle Brewery, today the Yuengling pride, symbolic of the American Eagle. Each Yuengling label bears the eagle trademark chosen by young David Yuengling so long ago. Previously located on Centre Street, current site of Pottsville's after only two years of operation. A new brewery was then constructed on Mahantongo Street, where operations continue today. The brewery remains family operated by Richard "Dick" Yuengling, Jr. and his daughters are being groomed as the sixth generation.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“brewery tour” (46 reviews)
“birch beer” (30 reviews)
“gift shop” (118 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
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+1 570-628-4290
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A truly fascinating walking tour of this family run brewery. Located in the Appalachian foothills in the town of Pottsville, PA this brewery takes you through the stages of making great beer. You get to see the caves carved out of the mountain to maintain...More

Thank JRwins7
Reviewed 6 days ago

This tour is well worth the drive. The guide was very knowledgeable on the history of the brewery and filled us in on all the history, including Prohibition times. Going through the beer caves and seeing the old school way of making beer was really...More

Thank gr8day4sun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beer Historified. I know, that is not a word but I think it sums up well. There is a history to this brewery and it is on the National Historic Registry. The tour runs several times a day, is free and my guide was obviously...More

Thank RobCoquitlam_BC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The website didn’t day last tour was at 1. We arrived at 1:15 on a Saturday and missed it. The shop was as expected. The old artifacts were nice but I imagine the tour is the real draw. I did enjoy the ice cream! It...More

Thank LauraLazewski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I wanted to go to the haunted Yuengling Mansion tour but wanted to spend the day there as it’s an hour drive from home, so we did the Yuengling brewery during the day and it was a great tour. The tour is...More

Thank raachmyers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to visit. The tour guides were very knowledgeable; the tour was fascinating and the free samples at the end were tasty. I would so the only drawback is the parking situation. You can find it - just not near the brewery....More

Thank Peri A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was excellent, informative, and very casual. It is free and you also get 2 glasses of beer to sample. The gift shop is amazing. Lots of cool Yuengling swag - average prices!!

Thank KimL1992
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decent tour. I was visiting family in Pennsylvania and they wanted to tour the brewery. The tour was free. The history of the brewery was very cool. I have been on other free brewery tours that were better.... With this tour you are able to...More

Thank rnnocs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely my favorite beer, I discovered it while working on the east coast 2 years ago and finally was able to make my way to Pottsville. Awesome brewery tour and gift shop with a museum. The gift shop/museum has a tasting room/ bar that allows...More

Thank ktyler4972
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I have been wanting to visit - tour the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville for a number of years and it did not disappoint. The free tour started out in the merchandise store then proceeded across the street to the brewery from there we were educated...More

Thank wanderer586
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jvbeach
7 October 2017|
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Response from sivadg | Reviewed this property |
it is a free tour!
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Response from Tim H | Reviewed this property |
Yes this is kid friendly and when you taste the beer at the end they have birch beer
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fastpitch65
29 July 2016|
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Response from Matt H | Reviewed this property |
Parking is limited around the brewery, however, with a couple trips around the block you can find parking spots close to the tour center. If you use the parking garage down the street, plan on an 'invigoratiing' climb up the... More
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