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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 #1 of 15 Attractions in Hershey
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Museums
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Howell, MI
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Founders Hall of Milton Hershey School is worth a visit during the Christmas Season. It is beautifully decorated throughout while still being its usual self: a unique museum and PR gallery of the Milton Hershey School and its original founders, Milton and Catherine Hershey. If you are able to visit during the first full week of December, stop in at... More 

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Salt Lake City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A nice short visit, 30- plus minutes should do it. You will learn about Milton Hershey and the many things he did for the surrounding community and population.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Milton hershey school Founder's Hall has entertaining programs in the hall. The students/ residents are talented singers,musicians and academically tops. We go for their concerts, Christmas carols and they serve homemade cookies,coffee,tea and punch. It is so nice to see polite young people having fun and sharing their talents with the public.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The guide we had was a former student and was so enthusiastic and a wealth of knowledge. He really brought the school and it's impact on so many children to life!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very interesting how the school was started and that it is still going strong. We took a tour and found it really interesting. I wish there were more schools like this for children.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had a wonderful tour guide tell us all about the history of Hershey and gave us a very interesting tour of the building (dome and auditorium) It's free! Beautiful grounds and building!

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Roselle, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

A rag to riches American story of a man who not only thought about those less fortunate than his own very humble beginnings, Milton Hershey provided for countless others with his Trust Fund that continues on. Mr. Hershey understood "paying it forward". Take the trolley tour of Hershey, PA to hear his story from Chocolate World. Founder's Hall is the... More 

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Fort Worth,Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Visitors to Founder's Hall hear the inspirational story of Milton and Catherine Hershey's philanthropic dedication to caring for and educating at risk children through the Milton Hershey School.

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Angola, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I consider this to be one of my favorite stops on our recent vacation in PA. We of course took in all of the normal Hershey sites but a family member suggested that we see the school. You have to ask about it when at the Hersey store but they gladly give you directions. There are free tours from 11:00... More 

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