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The Hershey Story

63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-8939
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Ranked #6 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It was a fun little stop. The design your own wrapper was definitely the highlight. There is a lot of great information about Milton Hershey and how the company came to be. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something fun yet educational to do on a rainy day.

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed The Hershey Story was not only fun for the family but an educational experience as well. We enjoyed learning about the history of Hershey and WOW Mr. Hershey was an amazing man who did so much good and left a great legacy! We also visited the Chocolate Lab and made our own chocolate bars and learned a... More

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

While visiting chocolatetown, make sure to stop by to learn about the man responsible for providing people with a great-tasting and affordable chocolate. Hershey started with caramels and then created that wonderful Hershey's chocolate. The museum does a nice job telling us about Milton Hershey's private life and his business life. Also, about the legacy that he left behind. One... More

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very nice attraction for kids and adults as well. We enjoyed walking through the exhibit. There are fun interactive things to do.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

and it was quite interesting. Very well done. Interactive for children, educational for both adults and children. Wonderful artifacts. Mr. Hershey was quite the humanitarian and influenced many lives. Definitely worth checking out!

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Trenton, New Jersey
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for adults to spend some time and see the history of Milton Hershey with a lot of historical material. Really a fun place to visit to soak in the history to Milton and the town.

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Plympton, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

A wonderful building that gave you the history of Milton Hershey. It did have some interactive exhibits for younger kids, but it is definitely geared towards older children or adults. We did the chocolate lab as well. This was fun, however, they lectured us on the history of Hershey, which we had already read or heard about, so it was... More

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Western Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We really enjoyed the Hershey Story museum. We also did the chocolate lab which was extra but fun. For an additional $3 my daughter got to do a treasure hunt, by completing the questions in a little booklet, it made her read more than she normally would to find the answers. At the end you get a little gold coin... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The story of Miton Hershey was great,his legacy was carried on,he gave money to his employees to purchase homes to live in!!.His son followed in his foot steps.We made snores while there,were featured in a magazine,got hired to work at the factory with a wage of 9 cents.In the gift shop were scented chocolate ink pens.They need to touch base... More

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Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went in here with my husband not knowing what to expect of history. And what we saw was a beautiful journey of one man and his perseverance to make chocolate affordable. It was an amazing presentation of a lot of things associated with Milton Hershey & his company. Loved the museum for that. It has a chocolate lab where one... More

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