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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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Mr. Hershey's gift to the world.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Forest Hills, New York
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68 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited this special place during a trolley tour from Hershey World. Milton and Catherine Hershey's love for children and this community lives on in the Milton Hershey School. Their philanthropic philosophy lives on for over 100 years. We were fortunate enough to meet a gentleman who attended the school and lived here in the 1940's. He now volunteers his... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It could be our fault for stopping by when the visitor center was closed but it was just a bit underwhelming. Alot of marble and some beautiful inlay work on the floor but not alot to see, had seen other things in the area that were way more impressive.

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Chicopee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Milton Hershey School and Founders Hall is just incredible. The story behind the school, how it was established by Milton Hershey and his wife Catherine is remarkable and how their money and trust funds the school today.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is an amazing building. It is so beautiful inside and out. The rotunda is absolutely incredible, though many sources say many different things, it must be one of the largest domes in length in the world. I also really enjoyed the exhibits on Milton and Catherine Hershey. I especially liked seeing some of the furniture from the High Point... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
61 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It was the second largest rotunda in the world when it was built. Milton gave his entire fortune to fund his program to help children. It is free and worth visiting. The staff their was friendly and welcoming.

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Howell, MI
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The building is absolutely beautiful. Our guide was well informed and friendly. We came away with such respect for Milton Hershey and he and his wife's vision to start this school. The ongoing outcome is amazing.

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