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Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School

1201 Homestead Lane, Hershey, PA 17033-0830
717 520-2000
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Hershey
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went on a trip to Hershey Park and my wife and I did not want to go to the park, so we decided to do some local sight-seeing. We picked a day in which the founders hall was being used for a Girl Scout ceremony. While this made us feel a little weird as if we were intruding, there... More

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Tillsonburg, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a wonderful place. The grounds and building were excellent! I like what the place is doing and what it stands for.

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Windsor, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was part of the Milton Hershey School and this tour is free. When you go inside and see the beautiful marble from Vermont and also the chandeliers, they are breath-taking. You will also see pictures by years of all the children that came through the school all because of the generosity of Milton Hershey.

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Sparta, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My husband found the school on a map with a visitor's center, so we stopped to visit. What a neat school and building. I would definitely recommend stopping to see this place. Very interesting with an interesting history, started by Milton Hershey.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Best part of our trip. We almost didn't go, thought it might not be much to see. What an impressive building. The rotunda and all the marble is truly beautiful. We were able to get a look inside the assembly hall, again very impressive. And the story behind Milton and Catherine Hershey and their charitable efforts make you want to... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

What an impressive building, and an even more impressive story behind it all. Milton Hershey's charitable efforts here are worthy of the highest admiration. This phenomenal piece of architecture highlights a gorgeous campus that seems to provide an incredible environment for learning and excellence. Well worth a stop and visit if in the area. Quite a legacy!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I am a graduate of the Milton Hershey School. I know every inch of Founders Hall. It is a beautiful structure that is a landmark in the area. It is a beautiful marble building. Directly across is the Memorial Grove with a nice little pond. You can walk all through the paths in there and it is very relaxing. So,... More

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Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Founder’s Hall is the 2nd largest free-standing rotunda in the world, second only to St. Peter’s Basilica. It had a majestic stature both outside and inside. It’s constructed of marble and has an aristocratic feel upon entering. There’s a mosaic medallion that depicts different aspects of Milton Hershey’s life. There’s also a bronze statue of Mr. Hershey, and state flags... More

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Philadelphia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We wandered in, just wanting to look at the domed room and were greeted so graciously by a volunteer who gave us a very personalized tour. It was chock full of history and went to the current times. So interesting to learn about this amazing legacy of Milton Hershey and all the lives it has transformed. A really wonderful way... More

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Hudson, Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
49 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This school is an amazing and a well thought out and time proven endeavor. Milton Hershey has changed generations through his vision, strategy and giving.

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