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The Hershey Story

63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-8939
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Hershey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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hyde park new york
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

nice to relive my childhood days of old and learn about the man behind the making of the town. its an experience id never had known if not for having a daughter im doing all kinds of explore trips I never did or thought of when I was ingle or young

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised! Its a very interactive, modern museum that tells the story of Milton Hershey, his fall and rise to become the indisputable king of American chocolate. There is a spacious lobby with a nice cafe - at this level theres a day in the life of a Hershey factory employee exhibit - great for the kids. Upstairs... More

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Learned lots of interesting facts about Hershey. They even have interactive areas for kids and big kids at heart.

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Virginia Beach
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What is called by T/A The Hershey Story was called the Hershey Museum when we visited, but I'm sure it's the same place. It's an excellent museum devoted to the stories of chocolate making and Milton Hershey. Great place to go on a rainy day (or even a sunny day). $10 admission is reasonable, but multiple discounts are available (after... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Interactive and informational. Not a day long activity, but a great way to understand the Hershey experience in a few hours. Be sure to check the Apostolic Clock on the first floor.

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Mt Olive
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What a Gem! Located in downtown Hershey adjacent to Hershey Park and Chocolate World. This is the place to start to see where it all started. Milton Hershey is a real example of why you don't give up - a great story for folks of any age. The upstairs museum is a must - parents, get the kids engaged in... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The interactive museum is for all ages. Do this first to enhance your trip to the park or chocolate world.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited recently for something to do on a hot, humid and what was supposed to be a stormy day. My husband and I had previously visited the museum when it was near the entrance to Hersheypark. We got there around 10:00 with our two boys, ages 10 and 5. We weren't sure what they would think of it but... More

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Middle River Maryland, United States
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16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I am better at having a guided tour with someone telling me the history. This was lots and lots of reading. That does not appeal to me. BUT if it does to you, then this story was very good. The staff was very knowledgeable and was just waiting to share what they know.

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Learned a lot about Hershey's beginnings and really broadened my admiration. Cool interactive sections in the museum which made it more fun.

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