The University of Massachusetts Cold Spring Orchard is a research facility as well as a "working farm." During the fall, the farm crew is harvesting the fruit they cared for all year. During this time we offer informational tours to school groups. All tours are age appropriate and include various aspects of the fruit cycle, harvesting, cider making and marketing. Children will pick a bag of apples to take home.
Tours are given from the first week of September through the third week in October. Tours are at 9:30 and 11:30. 9:30 tours will require a minimum of 40 students and 11:30 tours require a minimum of 15 students. We will have designated small group days that combine smaller groups. These dates are September 15th, 16th, and 23rd. An additional date in October may also be available later. Tour reservations should be made early; our schedule fills up quickly when the school year begins!
Schedule a school tour
Schedule a school tour at UMass Cold Spring Orchard using our online sign-up form
or call the UMass Cold Spring Orchard at (413) 323-6647 to leave your name, phone number, number of people in group, and the desired date or contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions regarding tours during the off season, November thru July, please contact the orchard directly @ 413-323-6647