House of Waterford Crystal
Because Waterford is synonymous with crystal, which has been produced here since 1783, it makes sense to see what all the fuss is about. The sparkling, modern visitors center/manufacturing facility opened in 2010 in the city center and produces 45,000 pieces annually using traditional techniques. Take a tour to learn about the process—from glassblowing and mold making to cutting, sculpting and engraving—as you watch craftsman at work. And, of course, you can contemplate a souvenir purchase or two in the Waterford retail shop.