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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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
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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 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 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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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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Independence, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We loved everything we found out about Hershey. It was a good trip. We could not get enough of the experience. The town was just so pleasant and happy.

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Redmond, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had no idea how much Milton Hershey did. I also had no idea how much he failed. It's an amazing story and really gives you an idea of how much impact ONE PERSON can make. A good story for kids and adults alike.

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited ZooAmerica and had extra time to spend in Hershey. I knew there was a museum across the street but wasn't sure what it was about. The security guard at the zoo said it was a great museum, especially if you like history. Access from the zoo parking lot was extremely easy and well done to allow visitors to... More

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Dennis, Massachusetts, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The story of Hershey is inspiring. A man who worked hard, had a dream, and never let it go, even when he failed. He was kind, and did so much for so many. His workers, his town, and the surrounding community.

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