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The Hershey Story

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Address: 63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
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+1 717-534-8939
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Hershey starts here! How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to...

Hershey starts here! How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to brilliance, transforming chocolate from a luxury to an everyday treat? How did he invent a community? Why did he give away his fortune? That's the Hershey story. Enjoy a 45-minute, hands on class in the Chocolate Lab and sample warm drinking chocolate from around the world at Tastings. Grab a delicious treat from the Pantry Café and find a unique assortment of keepsakes and chocolate at Museum Shop.

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Self-guided Hershey History

This is a museum about Hershey history. Requires a lot of reading and provides pictures and artifacts from the past. When we were there, a special exhibit for grade school kids... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kristy W
Allen Park, Michigan
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Allen Park, Michigan
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a museum about Hershey history. Requires a lot of reading and provides pictures and artifacts from the past. When we were there, a special exhibit for grade school kids was available which made the museum experience more enjoyable for the kids. Overall, the museum gives a nice timeline about the evolution of Hershey candy and its subsidiaries. The... More 

Thank Kristy W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful display of Hershey history. Everything from clothing and furniture to being able to play at working in the factory.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just went to the shop side, of course you have to purchase something! Reese's cups and and milk jar full of kisses!

Thank Mark H
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know anything about Milton Hershey and was quite impressed with how much of a visionary he was. Lots of interactive exhibits for all ages.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful, educational, inspirational and fun! Be inspired. Learn to even be a better person, focused less on self and more on others by offering the best you have. Do the chocolate tasting. Enjoy free parking behind the museum. Use this as a great learning experience for you and the children in your life.

Thank Orphanscry
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a really cool museum with great history and great exhibits of all of the Hershey legacy. Loved the items that attach the company to the community. Chocolate Lab is a must. Great education as well as the bar you make.

Thank James C
New Jersey
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit for the History of Hershey. A little boring for the little ones, but great for adults or older children, not 8 and 12 boring for them until we got to the computers at the end where you can post your picture with a caption they loved that. Next was the chocolate taste testing, 6 shots of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When people come to town- I take them to this special place. It is a little educational, alot of chocolate ... and interactive. Great for people of all ages. There is a restaurant there and two just across the parking alot. A go to spot

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really well done overview of Milton Hershey's rise from birth poor on a farm to a multi millionaire as well as highlights of the Hershey chocolate empire. Interactive displays, but not too interesting I would guess for young children.

Thank DonnE57
Philadelphia, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Milton Hershey was a very successful and a person of rare character... not because of his wealth but what he did with it. He built a town for families to thrive. He encouraged education and community values. The story of the building of a empire was very interesting and the story behind it all was inspiring.

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