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The Hershey Story

63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-8939
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Hershey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities

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Freehold, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was our second time visiting The Hershey Story. It is such an amazing tribute to Milton Hershey! Everyone who loves Hershey chocolate needs to find out the history behind the delicious chocolate!

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North Tonawanda, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Museum that tells the story of Milton Hershey and his school. There's a lot to learn in this museum- we spent 2 hours going through it. Recommended for teens and older (little kids may get bored)

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice museum to wander in to learn the history of chocolate making and Catherine and Milton Hershey, but also the history of the town of Hershey. Wonderful pictures transporting you to a bygone era.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very interesting. I am glad we came here in addition to attending Hershey Park. The café on the first level was also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Enjoyed the Hershey Story greatly. Bought the museum experience and the chocolate lab on a weekday in fall. Place not crowded so definitely took time to really go through all exhibit, and lab only had one other couple. The history super interesting - not only the company but also the man. Great info about both. Enough interactive exhibits that made... More

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

if you're looking for anything Hershey, you'll find it here. Like a kid in a candy store!! Great variety.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was a great museum with lots of detail and exhibits to learn about the life of Milton Hershey and everything Hershey related. We found this very informative and you are able to go at your own pace and wander the museum. The cafe there was good for lunch too.

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Myerstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Loved seeing the history of Hershey Chocolate and the town of Hershey, PA. Excellent displays and interactive displays

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We enjoyed our visit and learnt a lot! The Museum was fully accessible for me as a wheelchair user, and the staff were helpful and knowledgeable. It was unfortunately difficult to get near to the exhibits (especially the interactive ones) due to the large number of children visiting. I suppose I was a kid once - though hopefully more well... More

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Blackwood, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a great place that shows you early life in Hershey, PA and how Hershey's chocolate came to be. Interesting artifacts and provides some great history along with fun interactive exhibits for kids.

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