As a visitor on the factory floor, your guided tour will show you how our guitars come to life through the hands of the craftsperson. Explore the art of guitarmaking, from old world tools to our state-of-the-art facility. Follow a guitar from rough lumber to a finished product which requires more than 300 steps to complete.
Tours last approximately one hour. Photographs are allowed without a flash. Video cameras or recorders are not permitted. Cell phones are permitted for capturing images. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
Enhance your factory tour experience with the Buy From Factory program. Experience first-hand the rich history and culture of the oldest American guitar manufacturing company by purchasing an instrument during your visit. Learn more
Closed Friday, December 22, 2017 at Noon – Monday, January 1, 2018
No Public Tours Thursday, December 21, 2017 (museum open) – Monday, January 1, 2018
Museum, 1833 Shop, Visitor Center and GMC open December 27 – 29, 2017
Conducted at regular intervals between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm, Monday
through Friday. First-come, first-served basis. No charge.
Hours of Operation
The Martin Guitar Museum and Visitors Center:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Private Group Tours
Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Scheduled between 8:00 am and 10:30 am, Monday through Friday. Nominal fee. Please use our Group Tour Request Form.
Behind the Scenes Tour
Available Monday through Friday at 9:30 am for groups of 6 or fewer adults, 18 years of age and older. $25.00 per person. Tour lasts approximately two hours and must be scheduled in advance by calling 610-759-2837. Long pants and fully enclosed, rubber soled shoes required.
The Visitors Center is where you will check in for your guided factory tour. It also houses the entrance to the Martin Guitar Museum, 1833 Shop and a gallery wall of famous Martin owners. Guests are also invited to visit the Pickin' Parlor to play some of Martin's high-end and Limited Edition models.
The Martin Guitar Museum is a center for reflection, bringing together music history, culture and craftsmanship. Attractive displays showcase over 170 exquisitely crafted guitars that parallel our history. Through six generations, our Company's legendary heritage has helped create music history and define musical culture.
Martin Museum Audio Tours at a cost of $2.00 per person are also available. Our audio tour is currently offered in English, French, and Spanish, and consists of twenty audio points in the Museum. We hope that you enjoy the stories associated with this remarkable collection of instruments and other artifacts as told by Martin Guitar employees.
The 1833 Shop offers a dazzling selection of Martin apparel, souvenirs and collectibles.
The Factory, Museum and Visitors Center are located at:
510 Sycamore St.
Nazareth, PA 18064
I-80 AND POINTS NORTH:
PA Route 33 South to PA Route 191 (Stockertown Exit)*.
I-78, US ROUTE 22 AND POINTS SOUTH:
Route 33 North to PA Route 191 (Stockertown Exit)*.
*Coming from either direction (at the Route 191/Stockertown Exit) follow PA Route 191 South into Nazareth. Turn right onto Willowdale Ave., then left on to West St. Elmo St. Turn right on to Sycamore St. and proceed about a half a mile to the Martin Guitar Factory on your right. Visitor parking will be on your left.
NOTE: Sycamore St. will not be accessible from Beil Ave. from August 7 - 28, 2017 due to construction. Please use directions above until further notice.
Guitarmaker's Connection (GMC)
To completely immerse yourself in Martin's history, we invite you to visit the original Martin factory and old Martin Homestead located a short distance from our Visitors Center. Today it is home to the Guitarmaker's Connection, a retail store that offers a unique collection of luthier tools.
10 W. North St.
Nazareth, PA 18064
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Factory Delivery Program
The Martin Guitar Factory Delivery Program allows you to experience first-hand the rich history and culture of the oldest American guitar manufacturing company while receiving personalized delivery of your new Martin guitar. This unique experience begins when you order your instrument from an authorized Martin dealer in the United States or Canada. When you arrive at our facility in Nazareth, PA you will be our VIP guest.