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Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum

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Address: 39 Erie St, Port Jervis, NY 12771-2809
Phone Number: +1 845-856-5375
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Visitors can take a guided tour of our historic, yet state-of-the-art...

Visitors can take a guided tour of our historic, yet state-of-the-art working glass factory and watch actual production of pressed glass during the week. During Special Events throughout the year, our guest glass artists demonstrate the timeless art of glass blowing.

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Worth a Visit, highly recommend

I recommend calling to confirm they are open, and available for tours. very informative, great stop and good food in town. I recommend 1-2 hours for the visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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CALI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend calling to confirm they are open, and available for tours. very informative, great stop and good food in town. I recommend 1-2 hours for the visit

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ally54, Director of Sales at Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum, responded to this review

Dear fade32242, Thank you for your nice review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit, not only with us, but with the restaurant(s) that you dined at, too! While the gift store is open 7 days a week, it is definitely a good idea to call ahead for availability of factory tours, especially in the summer when... More 

State College
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately my 3 friends and I were not able to schedule our mini vacation at the Delaware Water Gap area around a factory tour with glass working demonstrations, but we were still glad we came. Part of our annual girls only weekends involves shopping, and the Gillinder Glass store offered a rich variety of glass ware in different price ranges.There... More 

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Thank Reiselust1947
ally54, Director of Sales at Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Reiselust 1947, We are so pleased that you and your friends included a stop at Gillinder Glass Store on your annual girls only weekend, and that you enjoyed your visit! We are proud to offer unique, hand made giftware made by American & Canadian artists as well as by us at our factory and by our visiting guest artists!... More 

Alberta, Canada
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum is a very interesting place for the children and artist,there has a lot of Glass product for sale and you can come in to see how its made.

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ally54, Director of Sales at Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum, responded to this review

Dear SwanMotoneer_AB, Gillinder Glass is a 6th generation family owned working glass factory (that in itself is worth more than 3 stars!). We have opened our doors to guided factory tours, scheduled around the glass workers' schedules (breaks, lunch, etc) and store staffing. Our skilled glass workers gather, pour and press glass into molds, a very interesting process done the... More 

Angola, Indiana
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I will never look at runway lights on an airport runway the same again. Gillinder Glass is a piece of history and the tour is worth the time and money. The ladies who manage the shop are informative and engaging. Most of what is available for sale is from artist around the country not produced in house. Prices are a... More 

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Thank Debi T
ally54, Director of Sales at Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Debi T, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Gillinder Glass! It was nice to meet you when you visited! We always enjoy hearing that our customers appreciate how we "make it in America"--specifically Port Jervis, NY! We love to show off what we do and share our rich history with our customers! About... More 

West Babylon, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The store was very nice but we were too early for the tour. We were told that they dont blow glass and only make light for airport runways.

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Thank kelly c
ally54, Director of Sales at Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Gillinder Glass yesterday. We are a working glass factory who has opened our doors to guided factory tours; our tour times are scheduled around the glass workers' schedules (breaks, lunch, etc) and store staffing; for this reason we have specific tour times which are posted on our website and our Facebook page. We are not a... More 

Sandusky, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I enjoy seeing how things are made. I think more businesses should offer tours like this. My family and I visited Hollander Glass while vacationing in the area. They explained the history, showed us past and current production pieces and then let us see the shop in action. There were four different teams molding shapes during our visit. I was... More 

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Thank Chris G
ally54, Director of Sales at Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Chris G, Thank you for your great review of Gillinder Glass. We appreciate the time you took to share your positive experience at Gillinder Glass. As you noted, we are a working glass factory. We export our lenses and domes to 26 countries, and we have glass on every continent in the world. We manufacture over half the airport... More 

Port Jervis, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Tucked away in beautiful Port Jervis is this factory which has been making glass for over one hundred years - a fascinating tour and a gem of a " gift shop " which has something for everyone.

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Thank donninport
ally54, Director of Sales at Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Donninport for taking the time to write such a great review of your experience at Gillinder Glass Store! We love hearing from happy customers and it's gratifying to know that our customers appreciate what we do! Sincerely, Allyson Gillinder, Director-Retail Operations More 

Milford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Take the Tour of this historic Glass Manufacturing facility where they blow glass and create the most beautiful vases, plates as well as most of the Airport Runway lights around the world.. Very interesting demonstration on Saturdays.

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Thank Denise F
ally54, Director of Sales at Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review, Denise F., Gillinder Glass is a manufacturer of industrial and commercial glass using a gathering, pouring & pressing method of glass making; we are not a glassblowing operation. We make approximately 50% of the airport runway lenses in the United States, as well as lenses and domes for theater, military, pool, spa, architectural, commercial,... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I stopped in here while exploring Port Jervis. I was lucky enough to meet one of the owners and two of the ladies who worked there. They very kindly took the time to tell me all about the factory and the store. They also gave me pointers on great things to do around Port Jervis and made me feel very... More 

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Thank Sarah B
ally54, Director of Sales at Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Sarah B, Thank you for the great review! It was nice talking with you the day that you stopped in the store when you were exploring Port Jervis! We hope you will return to take a factory tour and see what we make right here in "small town America"! If you do take the train into Port Jervis, there... More 

Litchfield
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Passing through from a weekend away and added Gillinder to our list of stops as we took our time going home. We love art and glass work, so I was definitely impressed with a lot of the pieces from various artists all made on site. Would have loved to do a tour and may still consider it in the future,... More 

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Thank Sara C
ally54, Director of Sales at Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum, responded to this review

Sara, Please accept my apologies for your discomfort; I assure you that our intention is to be helpful and available to answer customers' questions--we pride ourselves in good customer service. I hope you will return and take a tour of our factory and browse our gift store, which, as you pointed out, is packed with amazing things--all hand made either... More 

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