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The Hershey Story

63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1502
+1 717-534-8939
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An Oft Overlooked Gem

Often overlooked because of the other attractions in Hershey, you really owe it to yourself to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Don C
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Trenton, New Jersey
The Story of How Milton Hershey created a lasting legacy for us all

The Museum is well worth taking an hour or two to get a real appreciation for how Milton Hershey... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MontanaMike2013
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Whitefish, Montana
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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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63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1502
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Reviewed yesterday

Often overlooked because of the other attractions in Hershey, you really owe it to yourself to visit this smallish museum in the center of town when you visit the area. It is not a large museum - you can see everything you care too in...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Museum is well worth taking an hour or two to get a real appreciation for how Milton Hershey created his wonderful legacy for not only the people of Hershey PA, but for the world. Quite a remarkable man-much to be learned from how he...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting for a rainy day. So many exhibits to see (so much to see, so little time). Got to learn that Hershey donated so much money to charity and was so good to his staff.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Hershey Story presents the life and legacy of Milton Hershey - and the story is presented in engaging and interactive exhibits designed for all ages. There is more to Hershey than the caramels and chocolates, so it’s worth learning about the background and generosity...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well done museum that provides a wealth of historical information on the life and work of Milton Hershey, including his expansions into cane sugar fields in central Cuba. After taking the Hershey Trolley Tour, however, this museum provides little new information. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned a lot about how chocolate ate made and the history of Hershey's. There were a lot of activities for kids to do.

Thank KatRoseTRAVEL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through the museum, which is interesting. Never knew he went bankrupt so many times before becoming successful. We made chocolate which was delicious and then did the world chocolate tasting. It was a great way to spend a rainy morning in Hershey.

Thank Alex C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum tells the story of Mr Hershey and what he went through to build the chocolate empire that we know today. The story is much bigger and more complicated than I would have imagined. The things he has done are amazing and heart warming....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience in this museum. Learned something new and have come here numerous times in the past but never to The Hershey Story downtown. Spent more hours here than expected to. Highly recommend to anyone who truly wants to learn something about...More

Thank Remlap0324
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We are only an hour away and had no idea of the true story of MS Hershey. I am so glad we took the time to spend in the museum. They have interactive areas as well as visual and trading displays. What an amazing...More

Thank valerie c
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Tsoocki
25 July 2017|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, public parking right in the back.
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DmD183
17 July 2017|
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Response from Kristy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a difference. The Create Your Own Chocolate Bar is hands on and you walk along watching an actual conveyor belt as the candy bar is being made. As part of the process, you also design your own wrapper and... More
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JaimeSommers
12 September 2016|
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Response from Joseph S | Reviewed this property |
Excellent for adults. As a history buff I found it very informative
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