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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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Informative and great staff

Staff was so friendly and informative. This place is a wealth of chocolate history. It was fun and the kids done a seek and find of items. They liked the chocolate lab experiment... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Louisville, KY
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Voorhees, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We've been coming to Hershey for years and finally visited this past weekend. If you have an hour to kill while you are visiting and have an interest in learning about all that Milton Hershey accomplished during his lifetime, then its worth a visit. The museum is modern and has a number of interactive exhibits, but most kids won't appreciate... More 

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Staff was so friendly and informative. This place is a wealth of chocolate history. It was fun and the kids done a seek and find of items. They liked the chocolate lab experiment too. The chocolate bar that serves chocolate shots from various countries was fabulous. That was my fave part. The kids loved making their own chocolate passports at... More 

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Kirkville, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The Hershey Story is a much welcomed upgrade from the old Hershey Museum featuring new and interesting exhibits and even some interactive ones. The Building is incredible and stands out in the town. There is also plenty of Parking in the Garage behind the museum and a great walkway that takes you across the way to ZooAmerica making it a... More 

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Boonton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

The Hershey Story explores the rags to riches accomplishments of American entrepreneur Milton S. Hershey,who used his personal wealth to enrich the lives of others. During the story, you will find out how Mr. Hershey revolutionized the process of making milk chocolate. My wife and I found the story interesting, but the kids were a bit bored. At the facility,... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW via mobile

There is enough to do to keep the kids busy without being overwhelmed. If you go during peak times and want to build a chocolate bar book in advance. It is a fun experience and you don't want to miss doing this.

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Windber, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We really enjoyed this tour. As history buffs, we found the information very interesting. You can add your photo into headlines in an old time newspaper and even make your own candy bar wrapper.

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Winsted, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Excellent historical information of his life and his company. A small store is attached with Hershey items for sale. This museum is better suited for adults.

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Mechanicsburg , PA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

After being at Founders Hall and loving their presentation we were disappointed in this museum. The technology was too difficult for the average person there to use with ease. I t was boring to just stand and read all the info. Get with the program and use headphones and make the techno interactive boards easier to use.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A remarkable story about a remarkable man, Milton Hershey. Before I went I had no idea about the history of Hershey. Probably not of interest to the very young, but a not to be missed exhibit when visiting Hershey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Just the right amount of information - not too much, not too little. Great for families, too. The class where you make your own chocolate bar is a nice add-on.

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