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The Hershey Story

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Address: 63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone Number: +1 717-534-8939
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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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Nice place to see the story of Hershey and the local area. Gift shop inside and make sure to get your "story/picture" taken and emailed to you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Yuma Az
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice place to see the story of Hershey and the local area. Gift shop inside and make sure to get your "story/picture" taken and emailed to you.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We truly enjoyed visiting Hershey Story and also attending a session in the chocolate lab there. We have a teen and preteen and we all learned so much about generous Milton Hershey and also everything and more about how chocolate is grown and used. In the chocolate lab we thought the "make a chocolate bar" session was quite informative and... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Sure, I've eaten Hershey bars my whole life, but never know of the history of their existence or the generosity of Milton Hershey. The building is all about Hershey, with many interesting displays and a number of short movies. I found the timeline most interesting, not knowing when some of the candy in the Hershey line started. The store at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Such a great visit! Took time to answer questions about allergies for the chocolate lab as well! Thumbs up!

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Elkton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Fascinating history of entrprenuer America and the hope for one to succeed. Great exhibits and good ice cream

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice history of the chocolate story. Learned a lot! My young children loved the hands on exhibit they were having downstairs. Something for everyone!

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Saint Albans, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice learning Hershey history. The personalized passports and newspaper are great keepsakes. Making chocolate bars and learning the history of cultivating cocoa was interesting. We were there just a couple of hours giving us time for sightseeing, and the parking was free.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wow! I never knew what a wonderful, generous man Milton Hershey was. He did so much for his community and workers. He encouraged his workers to be inventive and therefore they helped to invent methods that made the making of chocolate easier and more productive. The museum was fun and friendly and the chocolate "lab class" was a lot of... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

First thing we saw are some kind of machine where you can take a picture and make a passport look alike the kids love this part . After we went upstairs and found a lot of interesting fact about how chocolate was made old wrapper ect. It is a must lovely place, at the end we decided to do the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A very interesting way to spend an hour or more learning about Milton Hershey and the Hershey Chocolate Company. Some fun things for kids. They don't give you chocolate here.

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Additional Information about The Hershey Story

Address: Address: 63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone Number: +1 717-534-8939
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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