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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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How Hershey became what ie is

If you want to know how Hershey got it's name from this is the place to go. The story shows and tells you how Milton Hershey came to this small area and subsequently built the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you want to know how Hershey got it's name from this is the place to go. The story shows and tells you how Milton Hershey came to this small area and subsequently built the town of Hershey and hired thousands and workers to work in his Chocalate Factory. He also started what is now Milton Hershey school.A schoo; for... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very good way to spend a Saturday afternoon on a hot July weekend. There is an awesome story behind all the sweetness. Great displays, and people to answer questions. Gift shop was lacking a little though. All in all a good experience.

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Syracuse, New York
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Delightful self guided tour of the history of Hershey chocolate and Milton Hershey...$10 for adults....spent about an hour....

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Bluff City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Did not realize how much Hershey did for the town and the people that worked for him. Was a great history of the man and the town as well as the products.

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Guilford, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Our family had a nice time. We learned a lot of history on Hershey and chocolate. We even went to the Chocolate Lab and made our own treats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This place has tons of history about Milton Hershey. Enough that my knees ached from standing & reading a lot of it. Eventually gave up and bought a book. :) We bought a Groupon that included the cost of the chocolate tasting and I was glad we hadn't paid for it separately. In my opinion the cost outweighs the value.

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Columbiana, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the exhibits and reading about all of the history. The museum is laid out in very unique way making it easy for even youngsters to appreciate. The timeline of when all the different candies were added or acquired was interesting.

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

spend 20 minutes or 3 hours to see chocolate machines in action or make your own! upstairs is more involved than the downstairs but both are fun

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here in stead of Hershey Park on our way to NYC , since we didn't have much time. We are both active duty military, so we got in free and got a discount on the chocolate lab (paid $7.50 instead of $10). The chocolate lab was really cool, and it seemed like the kids in our class... More 

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Fox River Grove, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Hershey Story Museum is in downtown, a short distance from the park. The exhibit talks about his early life and how he was bankrupt before he was successful. He also started in caramel and later saw future in chocolate (aren't we glad he did?). There are historic ads, explanations of the process, and a hands-on activity to "audition" for... More 

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Additional Information about The Hershey Story

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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