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The Hershey Story

63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-8939
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Ranked #7 of 19 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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Buffalo, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This museum was very nicely put together and easy to follow. It is basically the store of Mr. Hershey and what he did for the area. You can tell he is very loved in this town. They do flatter him a lot here but also show some of the bad (with the strikes) so it's not totally biased. I did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Basic history of the man town and company, not much to see really. Should be free or like five bucks at most

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Hicksville, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This store had everything you would want! You will have a tough time picking something to bring home as there is so much to choose from! We decided to get the chocolate on the way out so it wouldn't melt.

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Burlington, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a nice museum full of interesting things about chocolate and Milton Hershey. The museum is just the right size, not too small and not too big. The first floor has a souvenir shop and an area designed to let you get an idea of what working in the chocolate factory was like. Great artifacts from the original factory... More

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I liked this museum, as it gave you the background of Mr. Hershey and how he came to bringing yummy chocolate to the masses. There are interactive computers where the kids can design their own wrappers and e-mail them home to themselves. We paid extra and made our own chocolate bars (in reality it was just spooning melted chocolate into... More

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Hilliard, OH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Sadly would have cost $50 for my family of five to take the tour. Opted for chocolate from the Gift Shop and a visit to the Chocolate Ave Grill, instead.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Yes, there is a lot to learn and fun to be had at the Hershey Story but don't miss out on many of the other activities available here too. During this trip, we took our daughter into a room where she could create her own Christmas ornament with clay. Don't miss some of the fun adventure in the Chocolate Lab,... More

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a little pricey for what you get. The museum was ok and did have some interesting information and artifacts. The chocolate lab was an extra fee but it was what my kids liked the best. It was a very hot day with a good chance of storms on the day of our visit so it was a better... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed the museum, I think that my 8 and 11 year old would have been bored. Being active duty military got my husband in free and my ticket was only $7.

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited with my 8 and 13 year old boys. The museum was very interesting and the staff were extremely helpful. I am not sure we would do the chocolate lab again. The lab was nothing more than a little melted chocolate and a coffee stir stick. Maybe the other place would be better to make your candy. All in all... More

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