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The Hershey Story

63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-8939
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Hershey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Corry, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I was somewhat disappointed in this attraction. There is the museum upstairs [that we chose to NOT go into as it was {in my opinion} expensive] and an interactive museum-type walk-through [which we DID go through], the chocolate-making kitchen and a VERY expensive gift-shop [wanted a charm for my charm bracelet but balked at the $80 price tag]. We did... More

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New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Sad to say, there was a better overview of Milton Hershey's life illustrated on the murals and signage that formerly lined the wait area for the Chocolate Tour than the one provided at the very pricey museum. It was a hodge-podge of memorabilia that lacked coherence. The temporary exhibit on the lower level on the early factory workers was the... More

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long island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The historical information of Hershey along with the entertaining "Make Your Own Chocolate" opportunity were a pleasant addition to our trip!

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had a wonderful afternoon here. We enjoyed lunch at Cafe Zooka, but the chocolate tasting was a highlight. I would recommend doing the tasting here instead of World of Chocolate because you get to taste 6 very different chocolates, and these tastings aren't the mini candy bars that you can buy in the store. There's a interactive museum where... More

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orlando
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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Its fun to make your own chocolate bar. There is so much candy, you have to pace yourself or you will be surprised once at the register to pay.

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Vista, California, USA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If in Hershey PA, this is a must stop if you want the details about the man and the city. There is much more than the Chocolate World and amusement park. The story of Hershey and the philosophy of the man that effected thousands is quite a story.

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Lima, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Having read more than one book about Milton Hershey and the town of Hershey, the museum was an interesting review. The artifacts were very interesting and the graphics added to the museum experience. I especially found the timeline of the Hershey candy brands fun and good for reflecting how the products had changed during my lifetime. The old advertisements and... More

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Finger Lakes, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Visited with my mother and it was interesting reading the facts of Hershey's life and story. It only took us about half hour to go through the museum. We did do the chocolate tastings as we had a deal off of groupon that included it.I would definitely not be happy if we had paid for the tasting separately. 4 out... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I saw this when traveling back to Pittsburgh from the Poconos via Harrisburg and Scranton. This place was quite informative on the founding of Hershey, Pennsylvania. All of the Chocolate made by Hershey comes from the plants in this town and they break down that process, the choice for location, the background on Milton Hershey himself and the rest of... More

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Fremont, California
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104 attraction reviews
605 helpful votes 605 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We enjoyed going to the Hershey Museum and learning about the history of Hershey both the man and the town. It was so heart warming to hear how much good he did. We enjoyed a hot chocolate in the museum cafe after the visit. Spent about 90 minutes total - time well spent. Parked in the parking garage close to... More

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