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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 18 Attractions in Hershey
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Charleston, West Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went here during the Hershey North America Track Meet for the Celebration. This hall is absolutely gorgeous and the idea behind the school itself is a great thing that more companies should model after. If you have not heard about the history and the school take the time to read about it and Milton Hershey. After hearing it we... More

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Maryland
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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213 helpful votes 213 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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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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