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 throughout September and October.  Tours will be offered on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday only. 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. 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

Schedule a school tour now!

If you have questions regarding tours during the off season, November thru July, please contact the orchard directly @ 413-323-6647

Resources for Teachers