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The Hershey Story

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Address: 63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone Number: 717-534-8939
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Description: How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to brilliance, transforming...
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.
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A Wonderful Overview of the Hershey Story

If you have limited time to see Hershey, PA and learn about the life and journey of Milton Hershey I would highly recommend visiting this location! It has many wonderful displays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Sunriver, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you have limited time to see Hershey, PA and learn about the life and journey of Milton Hershey I would highly recommend visiting this location! It has many wonderful displays and exhibits. You can take your time and wander around at your own pace. I brought my husband here for his first visit and he loved it. I have... More 

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Lansdale, PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very nice little museum in the heart of town. We learned a lot of interesting facts about the Hershey family. The museum curators were very nice and took time took the time to talk to us and answer questions.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

this is awesome the store and food court is the best, the only negative is why you guys dont have this inside the park so all visitor will pass by it, you have to know its there to be able to see it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Hershey story is told in a museum type scenario. Has activities for children in the back. There is also a Lab where we made our own Chocolate Bar. You can also do a Chocolate tasting, yum

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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

the hershey story is a great overview of milton hersheys llife and the story of the hershey company--it is well organized and presented but i had already been to the chocolate world and had taken the tram tour so much of the history was repeated and not new but this had lots of wonderful exhibits and pictures and it was... More 

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was a great place to visit and learn about Milton Hershey his story and how chocolate is made. they also have some fun activites to do and you can e-mail the results to yourself back home.

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The building is new since our last visit about ten years ago. The museum does a great job of telling the story of Milton Hershey and the Hershey Company. He was truly a great philanthropist. You can also sign up for a "create your own candy bar" experience. Well worth the time and money to visit.

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South Bound Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Hershey Story! It's a great look at the history behind the man, the company, and the town. The exhibits are incredibly well done and there's nostalgia for everyone to enjoy! The temporary exhibit was geared more for children. Spent around 90 minutes here and felt that the admission was well worth it.

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Roanoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I visited The Hershey Story in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 25, 2015. I enjoyed learning more about the wonderful work that Milton S. Hershey did for the community and for his employees. The museum is very attractive and well done. It is very clean inside and the grounds are in top shape.

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Palmdale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I knew nothing more about Hershey than he being the guy responsible for aluminum wrapped Kisses. Then I came here. As a chocolate lover, this place will inspire you and appreciate a little more the hard work that was put behind of each wrapped candy bar. The museum tells of the successes and failures of Milton Hershey who was known... More 

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