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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
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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is an incredible museum to wander through & I suggest spending the additional $3 for the Apprentice program, no matter what your age. Well worth every dollar & there is a huge wealth of knowledge to be gained from your visit! There is a hands-on area to see what it was like to be an employee. In the cafe,... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Hershey story gave a great history of Milton Hershey and the chocolate factory that built the town. It was very in depth with lots of artifacts to illustrate the story. It was a self-guided walking tour and a great leisurely distraction on a hot day.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was so interesting learning all about Milton Hershey and the founding of the town of Hershey. This is a well maintained/clean museum with vintage Hershey products out for view. We especially were interested in seeing the chocolate ration bar. I think this museum is especially good for teenagers and adults but there are some child friendly things to do... More

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A well-done museum telling the story of Milton Hershey, a man really ahead of his time who established and supported his community. Never mind Rockefeller, Carnegie or JP Morgan. Milton Hershey made milliions...of 'Kisses'! How great is that!

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We bought the combo ticket, the hershey story and the chocolate lab. We went to the lab fist, made our chocolate, it as fun for my 13, 14 and I. The museum was nice enough but honestly, we heard the same story 4 times over the weekend...over and over and over agin. It gets old. I wanted to take the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

what a great presentation of the life and times of Milton Hershey and his company. Informative, well thought out. A tribute to a candy genius!

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Houston, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very attentive staff, they answers all our questions, and you have to visit the Museum and Chocolate Lab.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Hershey Story is the best place in town to learn about what a truly wonderful man Milton Hershey was!

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Angola, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

so glad I stopped and well worth the time. I would add the Milton Hershey School to this stop to complete the story.

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Grant, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Glad we went. I might never be back in this town, and this was as good a place as you can find for your time and money. Lots of important artifacts in the Displays. Lots to see and do. A rather new place with free parking in the ramp right behind it. Enjoy. Took us a little less than two... More

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