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Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School

Address: 1201 Homestead Lane, Hershey, PA 17033-0830
Phone Number: 717 520-2000
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Hershey
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
30 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
77 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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124 reviews 124 reviews
51 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 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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