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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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Interesting exhibits with guides available to answer questions. Many interactive spots to create chocolate labels, a newspaper, and a passport. E-mail them to yourself for fun at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Monroe, New Jersey
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Monroe, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting exhibits with guides available to answer questions. Many interactive spots to create chocolate labels, a newspaper, and a passport. E-mail them to yourself for fun at home. Nice gift shop. Food in restaurant was delicious (I had a salad) and was delivered to the table quickly. Free parking. Chocolate lab was educational and fun. We made chocolate bars, tasted... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Good story didn't Know many of the facts learned a lot. Might be a little boring for small children.

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Darlington, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent about an hour and a half going through the museum -- we enjoyed learning about Milton Hershey's journey to chocolate success. There was a lot of reading and a couple of videos, along with memorabilia. The museum workers did not reach out to help or guide in anyway unless you asked questions which they would... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is worth the visit and will give you background on Hershey. Make sure to check times for chocolate lab, this is a lot of fun, but only runs at certain times and will fill quickly. Note this is not located at main chocolate world, but rather in old town area. Check website for location and times for chocolate lab.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We enjoyed learning about Mr. Hershey and all he did and has done for the area. Well worth the visit, plan on several hours to get it all. Lots to do and see, very helpful staff, great for kids!

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I am a bit biased, I taught at Milton Hershey School for 35 years. Founders hall will give you a small insight into this school for poor kids not receiving adequate care at home. The kids who come to our school have no housing, schooling, dental or medical expenses. Thats right its free. Kids can earn a scholarship to college... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visited with the kids. Loved the interactive parts walking through. We also enjoyed making our own Chocolate and learning about Mr. Hershey and his life. Worth the stop!

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I wasn't expecting this museum to be interesting but I have to say that it's a great way to spend an hour or so during a Hershey, PA visit. The museum area is on the second floor; we walked through without a guided tour but were able to get a good sense of Milton Hershey's life and company, school and... More 

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Hellertown
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really enjoyed learning the history of Milton Hershey and all the great things he has done for the community. Very informative museum.

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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The changes and growth of MHS, the town, various attractions was amazing. Many old farms and landmarks are gone. The old factory half torn down, the change in old Senior Hall, the new living quarters for the students, etc, etc. The memories of sixty years ago show a great change and makes it hard to relate to the present time,... More 

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