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Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School

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Address: 1201 Homestead Lane, Hershey, PA 17033-0830
Phone Number: 717 520-2000
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A Beautiful Place Honoring an Inspiring Man!

We would highly recommend you taking the time to visit this FREE attraction nestled in the middle of the Milton Hershey School. The hours are from 10 am to 3 pm everyday except... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Sunriver, Oregon
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Sunriver, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We would highly recommend you taking the time to visit this FREE attraction nestled in the middle of the Milton Hershey School. The hours are from 10 am to 3 pm everyday except school holidays. You can visit and review the rotunda, auditorium, and side displays describing the life and legacy of Milton Hershey and his wife plus more on... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Liked the tour of Founder's Hall and learning about all the children Milton Hershey helped. It's a whole village for children who are orphaned and need to complete an education. What a great philanthropic mission

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a story, Milton Hershey has done so much for the children. Please look up the good that is done by his legacy, he had no children of his own, and his wife passed at the age of 42, but he has helped change so many lives. I never knew...Take time to learn about his history.

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Roanoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I have visited the Founders Hall several times with groups but was in the area again yesterday, April 25, 2015, and took the time to stop in. This is a great place to stop. It is a beautiful building. There is a great story about the Milton S. Hershey school. The tour guides do a great job of telling the... More 

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Millbrae, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

By far the biggest attractions in Hershey are the Park and Chocolate World. However, if you have the time, Founder's Hall at the school is very worthwhile to learn about the history of Mr. Hershey and the wonderful school he created. The docents will tell it much better than me but the Cliff's Notes version is that Mr. and Mrs.... More 

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Mechanicsburg , PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Personalized small tours done by staff that attended the school or worked there. Their reflections make the tour so much more interesting. You will feel great after attending this and seeing the good that the school does. Mr. Hershey was a great visionary and philanthropist.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I am a bit biased, I taught at Milton Hershey School for 35 years. Founders hall will give you a small insight into this school for poor kids not receiving adequate care at home. The kids who come to our school have no housing, schooling, dental or medical expenses. Thats right its free. Kids can earn a scholarship to college... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

While the building and exhibits are interesting, the mission and facilities of the Milton Hershey School are really amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This building was a stop on our trolley tour. From the outside, it looks like an older building, but once you step inside, it is just gorgeous! We only stayed for about 20 minutes and visited Founders Hall and the theater. Founder's Hall is unlike anything I have experienced before. It is made out of all marble from floor to... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

What an amazing place. We stopped by for a tour but unfortunately it was family day that day. We were still allowed to view all the videos and information about the schools. Milton and Catherine Hershey were amazingly generous people. The operation there is truly unreal. Phenomenal opportunity for disadvantage children and families. Milton and Catherine are examples of what... More 

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