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D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Interesting and very worthwhile!

The Yuengling Brewery tour is a must do for anyone living near or visiting Pottsville, PA. This was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Historic Brewery in the Coal Region of PA!

This is the oldest brewery in the US. The founder was a German immigrant that came over in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“birch beer”(37 reviews)
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
+1 570-628-4290
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 March 2007

I'm from Maryland originally and have been familiar with Yuengling for a long time, but do to limited distribution, many from other areas are not as familiar. Yuengling is a very old company (America's Oldest Brewery) and is extremely popular in Pennsylvania. In fact, if...More

9  Thank mafisc
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

If you think you would enjoy climbing stairs after stairs after stairs after stairs ....to be rewarded with a small plastic cup filled with beer for your efforts....and the opportunity to buy all kinds of touristy Yuengling stuff............then this is the place for you. I...More

6  Thank Runamuck
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Yuengling Brewery tour is a must do for anyone living near or visiting Pottsville, PA. This was our third time through with family and friends! The tour guides have always made it an enjoyable, informative, and fun experience. Still hard to believe there is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest brewery in the US. The founder was a German immigrant that came over in the 1800's. It is now in the hands of a 5th generation family member. The brewery is unbelievable with the history of how beer was made back...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Yuengling Family for Preserving an Icon of American history. The caves are incredible and our Hostess an Enthusiastic Gem. Be prepared for a lot of steps and elevation. I would suggest a drone tour at the gift shop for family left behind with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming, personalized tour of the oldest brewery in the US. Took almost an hour - only about 15 of us on the tour - not as slick and mass-produced as most brewery tours. Go if you're in the area!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived on a beautiful October morning and were guided by a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. A good place to visit for history buffs, for lovers of beer, and for those interested in the manufacturing practices of days gone by. At the end of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited the Yuengling Brewery and took their tour. The tour is very interesting with lots of history and a good look at the process of making beer. We really enjoyed the tour as well as the samples. Here are a few tips that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hubs and I stopped by because he loves Yuengling and wanted to take the tour. It was so much better than I thought. They take you down into the original caves and explain the history in great detail. Then they show you everything from the...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Our guide made this delightful and informative. This is not like any brewery you have toured before. It is the ‘cave’ and the history that makes it a great tour. Don’t miss the tasting room!

Thank Celia S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Kind of a whimsical additional to our travels. We were planning on heading this way, and I am fond of their beer, so a trip to the "Oldest Brewery in the US" seemed like a natural element of our anticipated stops at National Parks. Unfortunately,...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

History lives in Pottsville. This tour is fun, interesting, free and a testament to the hardworking Yuengling family. Because the original brewery is on the National Register, nothing can be changed. That means you are seeing a business that started in 1829 in the exact...More

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17 July 2018|
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Response from jld102682 | Reviewed this property |
No, but they do several tours a day, we got there for 1 and went out almost 15 mins later when our group filled up
8 October 2017|
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Response from Christina M | Reviewed this property |
It is free
4 August 2017|
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Response from Christina M | Reviewed this property |
NO , it’s a real Brewery. 21 & over only