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The Hershey Story

63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
+1 717-534-8939
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Historic

The beginning part of the museum was good. Told you about the history of Hershey and different... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
litlk
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Some sense of history

This place basically gave us an overview of how the hershey company started and you get to act like... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Claudine S
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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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  • Terrible1%
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63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The beginning part of the museum was good. Told you about the history of Hershey and different machines that were used in the factory. Towards the end it seemed that stuff was just put there to take up space and not much meaning behind "Hershey"....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place basically gave us an overview of how the hershey company started and you get to act like a "worker" at one of their interactive exhibits... the old stuff used to make chocolates were cool... i really didnt think they had tubs and placed...More

Thank Claudine S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I toured The Hershey Story. Wow, was I ever surprised. The building was beautiful with great exhibits and displays. The history of Hershey was really interesting. I was amazed and really impressed with Milton Hershey. Mr Hershey was a wonderful philanthropist. This...More

Thank 5265wanda
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's an interesting museum about Hershey the man and the town. Wonderful to read that he was humble even worth millions. Chocolate lab was pretty neat. We made truffles, the "teacher" was excellent and well informed. $20 per person to do both or $12.50 for...More

Thank EFW2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

One could easily spend a couple of hours or more here, learning about this amazing man and his accomplishments. On the first floor, there is a hands-on experience of what it would be like to work in the factory, earning 9 cents an hour. The...More

Thank AJfromPA
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk in the door the smell of chocolate is amazing! We did the chocolate tour first then the chocolate tasting. So much to see and so much to learn. We then continued on to making our own Chocolate Bar. There are many mixed...More

Thank redredrhine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We partook of online deal. There are two floors the lobby with a shop & if paid $10 or might be included w/coupon chocolate drink tasting..kind of interesting of choc liquid 3 or more drink from world locations. Also a little café with pastries drinks...More

Thank DeeMD215
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good Museum on the life and times of Hershey. Who knew that he failed and declared bankruptcy early in his career or gave $60M in the 1940's for a school for orphan boys. Well done exhibits, just wish Hershey didn't charge for museum portion....More

Thank Jolangfo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so not worth the money! We could not do the chocolate lab so it may have been better with that, but the museum itself is nothing but propaganda. It takes all of the fun out of chocolate. It was a total waste of...More

Thank shanaharbour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An awful lot about Milton Hershey. Kind of interesting...from young candy magnate to philanthropist. Kids might like the chocolate lab (make your own chocolate bar) and the box the kisses hands on exhibit. With the Groupon you get the chocolate tasting for free ($10 value)....More

Thank Bibliotekr
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Tsoocki
25 July 2017|
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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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