Guided factory tours are back!

Are you ready to check out the Blenko production floor?

Why tour the Blenko Glass factory?

Take a look at the magic behind artisan, handcrafted glass.
Fun for all ages!
Step into our hot shop to see how Blenko glass is made. Our expert tour guides are versed in the history of Blenko and do a fantastic job of sharing our journey with everyone who stops by. See everything from our gift shop and museum, to the inner workings of our glass blowing floor. You can even catch a glimpse of our artists in action! Tours are available for those aged 14 and up, but our Observation Deck has no age restrictions.  
Group trips are welcome.
Groups, families, and individuals are all welcome to tour the Blenko grounds. Here are some folks we think will especially love the trip: 

• School Field Trips • Family Outings 
• Glass Enthusiasts • Tourists and Bus Groups 
• History Buffs • Students of the Decorative Arts
• Museum Lovers • the generally curious!

Tour Rules, Guidelines & Information

Guided Tours are a paid experience with a trained Tour Guide walking you through not only the history of Blenko Glass, but also our factory and production methods– from sand to hand. Every guest will receive a special keepsake. These in-depth tours must be scheduled ahead of time.

 As always, our Museum and Observation Deck are free and self-guided.

 When our factory was imagined over 100 years ago, they did not leave room to make our entire campus wheelchair or walker accessible. Unfortunately, our museum, tour, and observation areas are not wheelchair or walker accessible. Those participating in guided tours can expect to experience lots of walking and exposure to the heat produced by our 2,000+ degree furnaces– please be sure that this is something you and everyone in your party are comfortable with and able to safely participate in. We are a functioning production facility and are happy and excited to provide guided “behind the scenes” tours of this art form, but it is vital to keep in mind that these offerings are exclusive and special in nature. 

Our Visitor Center Gift Shop provides ample parking with handicap designations, a ramp at the entrance, and room for mobility aids to be used while shopping. However, our Museum and Observation Deck are accessed via a flight of stairs. 

 Tour participants must follow all rules and directions of the tour guide. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from campus.

 Tour participants must be at least 14 years old to be on the factory floor.

 Sturdy, closed-toed, closed-back shoes (no mules, crocs, sandals, hiking sandals or other similar shoes) and eye protection are required to be on the factory floor. Blenko will provide eye protection for use on campus. Flowing fabric like dresses or maxi skirts may exclude you from participating in a guided tour.

Pursuant with WV Code 61-7-14, firearms are prohibited on campus.

All members of your group need to arrive together, anyone arriving after their group's tour departure from the Visitor Center will only be allowed on the next tour if space allows, therefore, it is best to reschedule for a later date. If you can no longer attend on your selected date, please use the link in your confirmation email to reschedule as soon as possible. 

 Tours must be canceled at least 48 hours in advance to be eligible for a full refund.

 Due to current demand, tickets cannot be rescheduled less than 1 hour prior to the start of the tour. We appreciate your understanding!

 **In rare instances, such as cases of extreme weather (including heat), we may cancel tours for the safety of all those involved. If this occurs, you will be issued a full refund and notified as early as possible.** 

Thank you for continuing to be an amazing community and supporting handcrafted West Virginia goods! 

 If you are interested in booking an educational tour, or for your organization, please reach out to us directly at to explore your options.  

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