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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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Be inspired & wowed by Milton Hershey's life accomplishments

I was thinking originally ok...Chocolate... But not only did I enjoy the tour & the lab making my own chocolate but I learned a lot about chocolate itself, the process to make it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I was thinking originally ok...Chocolate... But not only did I enjoy the tour & the lab making my own chocolate but I learned a lot about chocolate itself, the process to make it soooo good & was amazed at what all Milton Hershey did with his life! He built the entire town for his chocolate creations!!! I honestly can't look... More 

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Orchard Park, NY
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Very nice time. Loved all the interactive things to do. Like making a candy warper and e-mailing it to yourself.

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West Windsor, NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We've been here a few times over the past few years and it's always interesting. There is a lot to learn about Milton Hershey and the Hershey company but it's also interactive and fun. While you are there, you can make chocolates, visit the gift shop and do a chocolate drink tasting.

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New Market, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Eh, I wasn't impressed. There are better things to do in Hershey. I went with the family and no one yelled, my wife bought a cookbook that she never looks at but at least the admission was free. Once is enough.

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Forest Hills, New York
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278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I visited this museum on a very cold February afternoon. We obtained a wealth of information about Milton Hershey and his struggles to build the Hershey empire. It is a story of success but this fortune did not come without failures. The story is told using different methods of delivery. Children seemed to enjoy the interactive, playful... More 

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Clarksboro, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This museum highlights Milton Hershey's history and his legacy. Milton Hershey's story really is the American dream. He was generous to those who helped to make his fortune and always offered a hand-up to those who strove to better themselves. He is an inspiration. The museum is set up to be interesting for all ages. Many interactive displays (lots of... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved the coffee shop. Loved the "factory" jobs. Loved the experimental lab. Definitely a must see for everyone. It really depicts what Hershey was really like in the good ol' days.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When people hear the word "Hershey", they usually think chocolate or the amusement park. But it all started with Milton Hershey, and this museum does a great job with teaching us about his life and the impact of his generosity. A beautiful, clean museum with knowledgable staff. Great for guests of all ages.

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lot of fun to see the whole Hersey thing came together. To see all that milk chocolate flowing is awesome. This was our 2nd visit to Hersey was here 2 years ago in the summer, this is by far the cleanest city we have ever been in.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Milton Hershey would probably hate it. He was a modest man and they tell such a lovely story of all that he did. I like the timeline of candies. The ones that were discontinued were forgotten. Testimonials by students at Milton Hershey school is lovely. Sampling of coca from different parts of the world was interesting.

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