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“The Major Richard Winters Exhibit is Always Heartwarming” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hershey Derry Township Historical Society

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Hershey Derry Township Historical Society
40 Northeast Dr, Hershey, PA 17033
(717) 520-0748
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Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Hershey
Type: Museums
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Hershey, PA
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“The Major Richard Winters Exhibit is Always Heartwarming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Small museum but always worth revisits. I hope someday the Maj Richard Winters films will be open captioned for the deaf.

Visited October 2013
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“A great local find.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

A great find for local history including Hershey Park, Hershey Chocolate, Milton Hershey School and the development of Derry Township.

A very exciting addition is the late Maj. Dick Winters exhibit, the central figure in HBO's Band of Brothers.

Admission is free although donations are appreciated. Not over commercialized.

Visited September 2013
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“Great little museum, something for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

They have lots of interesting displays here, from hockey, to law enforcement to Hershey Park, to the most famous portion, the Band of Brothers section. Dick Winters lived in the area and donated a lot of his personal stuff, including a whole corner of his basement, walls and all, to the historical society. His comments on the scenes of Band of Brothers are worth the visit alone. I bet most people don't know the connection, or that Winters stuff is even there. It is worth a trip if you are in the area.

Visited May 2013
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Manchester, New Jersey, United States
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“A Step Back In Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We have been here a few times now and it never disappoints. The displays are great including some of Mr. Hershey's personal items. The staff is friendly and helpful. I have found a few things in the gift shop I would've never found anywhere else.

Visited February 2013
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Please spend a few minutes visiting this museum. If you are interested in Major Winters, from Band of Brother's and WWII fame, here you'll find his personal effects. They've re-created his office from his home.

Visited May 2013
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