The Hershey Story Museum

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The Hershey Story Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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mancini624
Meshoppen, PA2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Fun, interactive, and educational! Came on vacation and was able to count as school day for homeschooling thanks to how educational it was and they made it fun for learning, too! We had fun learning about the history and person of Milton Hershey! I would suggest if you have kids, do the apprenticeship program! We plan to return again!
Written 14 January 2022
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John K
Lebanon, PA383 contributions
Dec 2021
Listen, you might like Hershey Park with all its activities and the wonderful chocolates that accompany your time there, but it is really incredible to learn about Milton Hershey. His life story is quite interesting, and I never realized how much of a philanthropist he was till I visited the museum. You could easily spend two hours there. There's also a wonderful cafe attached to the museum. It was closed while we were visiting, possibly because of Covid issues, but if it's open when you go, be sure to enjoy some food there.
Written 30 December 2021
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sue5290
White Plains, NY168 contributions
Dec 2021
This was a very well done museum that was not on our list of places to stop. But we passed it and were intrigued, so went in. This museum is a great mix of things about Milton Hershey and how the company evolved as well as history lessons interwoven into the displays. There were many interactive things to do from playing videos to designing candy bars. And I learned a ton about Milton Hershey that I didn't know.
There was a holiday event for kids that involved finding a bunch of elves around the museum. They were very well placed inside displays and it was fun to watch them being discovered. There was also a chocolate lab-type class that was very well attended.
The building is beautiful, the layout very easy to follow, and the entire place was clean. Staff was helpful. Discounts for Seniors, Military, Teachers and others made this a value!
Written 13 December 2021
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MarylandCatmom
Odenton, MD14 contributions
Nov 2021
The story of Milton Hershey, his company and his philanthropy are thoroughly presented through a series of displays. The main display covers Hershey PA and the display on the lower level (I am not sure if this is a permanent display or a special display.) covers the Hershey Company's Cuba operations.

The docents are well-informed and answered all of our questions thoroughly. The facility has an elevator and some seating scattered throughout. There is a shop on the first floor.
Written 10 December 2021
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Vicki A
Brunswick, Md.1,336 contributions
Dec 2021
We very much enjoyed visiting this museum. To learn more about Milton Hershey and his wife and their life was very inheriting. You can spend as much or as little time as you want here. Nice little gift shio.
Written 8 December 2021
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Del D
Portsmouth, OH226 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Such a fun and wonderful place to learn the history of the best candy bar ever. The story of Mr. Hershey and his journey is an inspiration
Written 27 November 2021
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Timezone Travelers
Venice, FL1,576 contributions
Nov 2021
Good overview and history lesson Hershey, the town and the man. We enjoyed this and also the chocolate tasting as well.
Written 15 November 2021
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mpofirefighter
Coram, NY207 contributions
Nov 2021
Milton Hershey's story is inspirational and it is captured here in the museum. Take your time in viewing the exhibits. This is more than just about a manufacturing company and you will see that here.
Written 15 November 2021
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Hanna C
4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We have been here 3 times in the last month and they never fail. I specifically like their candy lab. One only complaint is that they close the cafe pretty early compared to their closing time. The food is good though! It’s a wonderful experience full of fun facts and details!
Written 12 November 2021
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Itinerant_Foodies
Greensboro, NC567 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We only stopped in for the chocolate tasting but it was well worth it. Two of us shared the larger tasting and it generated a lot of commentary about the flavors and nuances of the various chocolates from different origins. Great experience.
Written 2 November 2021
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The Hershey Story Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM