Welcome to the Dorflinger Factory Museum

The Dorflinger Factory Museum is a regional industrial heritage museum celebrating the history and craftsmanship of the Dorflinger glass companies in Brooklyn, New York and White Mills, Pennsylvania. The Dorflinger companies produced fine lead crystal table ware for U.S. Presidents, governments, and wealthy individuals during the Gilded Age. Housed in the factory’s restored 1883 Cutting Shop and ca. 1888 Factory Office, the museum is home to a premier collection of Dorflinger glass. Exhibits explore the history of the company and its visionary leader, Christian Dorflinger, how this remarkable glass was made and decorated, and how it was used in society.

The Dorflinger Factory Museum will reopen to the public on July 8, 2020.  Before visiting, please read our COVID-19 Guidance for visitors.  The Museum is presenting two new special exhibits this year: “Bowls of Holiday Cheer:  Eighteen Dorflinger Punch Bowls”, and “John S. O’Connor:  Dorflinger’s Design Genius”.  The Museum is also offering a lecture series featuring a wide range of talks on the history of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Dorflinger glass companies.  More details on our special exhibits and lecture series can be found on the News and Events page.