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The Hershey Story

63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-8939
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Ranked #7 of 18 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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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Dublin, OH
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great combination of chocolate tasting, interactive displays, hands-on laboratory and museum. We did the chocolate tasting and was advised to start with the lowest percentage chocolate ... I would advise the opposite. Start with the highest percentage and end with the lowest. The museum was truly inspiring about a great man. Try to find John, an older man who is... More

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Central, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My grandchildren enjoyed the Chocolate Lab very much and the Cafe and store were nice. We did the Chocolate tasting, you only need one for a family of four and just take a sip of each chocolate. We had to save the museum for another trip. They would have gotten four stars...but...as I was sitting right outside the Chocolate Lab... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We bought a Groupon and found this place a great deal. We did the museum tour, and had a chocolate tasting which was quite unique. Cost us 38.00 total for a family of four. We REALLY enjoyed the museum, do this place first as you get ALL the history about Milton Hershey. The kids had an eye spy game, which... More

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We enjoyed this so very much, you could make a passport with your photo, send yourself an email with your picture on the front page of a newspaper, it was cute. There was also a place where you could go into an area that was supposed to be like the factory, men entered on one side and women on another... More

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KINGSTON
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The self guided tour was well done but not really worth paying for. There used to be a similar tour available at the Hersey factory in Smithsfalls, Ontario, Canada (before they shut the factory down and moved the jobs to Mexico) but the tour was free if I remember correctly.

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'm not really into museums - I get pretty bored - but this was a neat place. There was a lot to look at, and a lot to learn about. I'm not sure what the regular price is, but we were able to get a Groupon for 4, which included a chocolate tasting (so fun! highly recommended!) for $38.00. I... More

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Rochester,NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Lots of information on Milton Hershey and how he started his company. it was fun to see the time-line as to when different candies were introduced and which ones are still around. You also learned how much Milton gave back to the community....great legacy!! The Chocolate Lab was a fun experience, a little pricy. We made S'more Bar but we... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a cute stop but totally not worth the price. Luckily, we got our tickets from a deal web site so we didn't pay full price. It has a lot of interesting info but the kids were not interested in it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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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