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The Hershey Story

Address: 63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone Number: 717-534-8939
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Ranked #5 of 12 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...
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access

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York, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice museum to visit. It gives you a history of Milton Hershey and how the town, school and park came to be. It's a great place for home-schoolers to go as well.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum, though it sometimes seems a little bit pricey for the size of the exhibit. It is interesting to walk through Hershey's story and learn about the history of the company and the town.

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Auburn Twp., OH
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Much thought, time & money have gone into this attraction. The whole family, from seniors to kindergarteners, learned something about Mr. Hershey, his company and his philanthropy.

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Lansdale
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There again was nothing I did not like. The lines were long, but that was to be expected since it was a kid's holiday from school. The item I LOVED MOST was the Hawaiin Hershey Kiss (with the macadamia nut inside).

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La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

As you would think the kids weren't much interested in looking or reading the stories so it was nice that each area had something for the kids to do. Like sit in the big bath tub they made chocolate in or press the big touch screen map. Then downstairs you had to preform particular tasks to earn a stamp on... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was a nice activity with interesting and informative facts about Milton Hershey's life and his achievements.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This museum is wonderful! Alot of reading and alot of fun! Even shed a tear or two when I read about all the wonderful things Mr and Mrs hershey did for the less fortunate children in the area - very inspiring!, Plan about an hour and a half! We also did the chocolate tasting - 6 shots of chocolate and... More 

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Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was a lot of fun and very informative! Did not realize just how much good Mr Hershey did! Anyone going to Hershey should visit before they leave the area!

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Toronto, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lots to do and learn there. Educates you about the history of Hershey while making it fun! Allow some time to get it all in!

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Woodstock, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great family fun, many interactive exhibits for children and parents to share. The chocolate lab activities are a plus

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