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The Hershey Story

63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-8939
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Ranked #7 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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We did this on Sunday to end our July 4th weekend. We had 6 adults and 3 kids (3 9 year olds and 1 6 year old). Everyone but the 6 year old loved the museum. It was well laid out and facinating. We also did the chololate lab. It was alot of fun but the 6 year old got... More

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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

our son had completed a 4th grade project on Milton Hersey in May, so our family decided to take a trip to Hersey Penn. We were pleasantly surprised on all the information and History of Milton Hersey that was displayed at the museum and surrounding areas. The kids also loved the zoo! WHAT AN ENJOYABLE DAY IT WAS! THANK YOU... More

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Michigan, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We spent an afternoon at the Hershey Story museum and it was interesting and fun! We enjoyed learning more about Milton Hershey, and enjoyed even more doing this away from the crowds and blatant consumerism of Hershey World. I highly recommend going to the museum before going to Hershey World. (The Chocolate Lab is fun, but very much like the... More

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Athens, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We spent a rainy morning at the Hershey Story and it was well worth the visit. The exhibits are interesting to all ages. Who would think that bathtubs would be put on rollers to move the heavy chocolate around? You will learn about them and many more Hershey innovations here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

In my visit to Hershey, I hadn't planned on visiting the Hershey story museum, but from the concierge at my hotel, it certainly wasn't something to pass up. There was so much I didn't know about Milton Hershey, and you'd be surprised to know, he didn't start off making chocolate. There's a lot to learn at the Hershey Story, but... More

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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is the place for you if you want to learn all about the history of Milton Hershey for $10 a person. There is no ride in the museum and no free sample of candy- lets be clear this is a museum, so only go if that's what you want. After desperately trying to figure out where I had gone... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I learned a lot about Milton Hershey here. The displays were interesting and colorful and kid friendly. We got the combo passes with the gardens and I personally liked the gardens better, but I'm not very into museums to start with and I love being outside. If you are in Hershey and want to learn about Milton I think this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My family really enjoyed the museum, there really liked doing the apprentices book and tasting the chocolate. My family had purchased the groupon passes so we got to do the chocolate tour and taste chocolate liquor. Staff was very friendly, my kids really enjoyed being a factory worker and the staff in there were so sweet to my kids, I... More

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abischof, Owner at The Hershey Story, responded to this review

Please accept my sincere apologies for your negative experience. I completely understand that a situation like that can put a damper on your entire visit, no matter how much you enjoyed the rest of the building. This issue has been addressed - I appreciate you letting us know so that we can better serve all of our guests. It was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The staff was friendly. The museum was okay. Nothing crazy exciting. I thought the gift store would have more cool stuff. The cafe was okay. It's worth the $10, but no more.

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Etowah, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

First of all, a word of caution . . . children will NOT enjoy this museum! However, adults should plan to come and take their time going through it. It is one of the best events Hershey has to offer! Since we purchased the combo ticket, the price was super affordable! I will definitely go through this museum again if... More

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