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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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Long ago, Milton Hershey set aside shares of Hershey stock as an endowment for this school for underprivileged students. The growth in the endowment has enabled to school to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Jackson, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Long ago, Milton Hershey set aside shares of Hershey stock as an endowment for this school for underprivileged students. The growth in the endowment has enabled to school to prosper. I would definitely recommend a stop if you're in the area.

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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was our second visit to the town. Last time we saw the free Chocolate World and took the trolley ride. If you have time, visit Founder's Hall and take the free tour. Milton Hershey donated his fortune to start a school for orphan boys. Today the school serves over 1,000 disadvantaged boys and girls from ages 4 through 12th... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A drive by in the Trolley...I remember years ago they would actually stop and give you a 30 min walk thru of the place and explain it's history. Now all you get is a drive by...Cost of Trolley Tours increases but the time they spend showing and explaining things decreases...Business

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Mansfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I especially like the huge Christmas tree that they put up at Christmas. My husband and I were house parents here, and it was always a neat place to take pics.

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Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A very informative tour explaining the Milton Hershey school and legacy. If you like to learn the history of a place, I recommend this free tour!

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Stony Brook
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What a great place to visit and take a short tour. Although there's a bit of walking involved (I have bad knees). If you take your time, it's a fantastic tour. The building architecture was absolutely beautiful!

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Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I attended Milton Hershey school during the 50-60's it was an experience that set me up for life in so many ways going from very low in life to some one who learned how to handle life in a lot of aspects taught me how to handle losing and winning it prepared me for the US Army and the years... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are in Hershey, stop by the Milton Hershey school and tour Founders Hall. It provides a wonderful history of the school and philanthropy of Milton Hershey to provide a world-class school and home for needy children. It's an important and interesting aspect of Hershey that most people miss.

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Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Hershey is still a small town, Founder's Hall gives the history of the school for boys, now coed, that Milton Hershey founded. Worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I cant believe I never heard about the ideals of Milton Hershey- you must visit founders hall and learn about what Milton's legacy is about. I am amazed at the opportunity provided to the young children in America who need the help. Founders hall is free, beautiful, and you will learn so much!

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