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The Hershey Story

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Address: 63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone Number: +1 717-534-8939
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How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to brilliance, transforming...

How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to brilliance, transforming chocolate from a luxury to an everyday treat? How did he invent a community? Why did he give away his fortune? That’s the Hershey story.

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Very educational. Did not realize how much Milton and Katherine Hershey accomplished

Great for children and Adults. So much to learn. Interactive things for kids to do also along with Things you may have never known about the Hershey family and company. I'd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Debora P
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Bennington, New Hampshire
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Bennington, New Hampshire
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great for children and Adults. So much to learn. Interactive things for kids to do also along with Things you may have never known about the Hershey family and company. I'd tell you but then you wouldn't visit and learn as we did. It is a great time ..:)

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Did the tour of the Museum and also did the Chocolate Tasting - WOW, shots of warm drinking chocolate from around the world!!! We did the 6 shot tasting, 3 milk and 3 dark - perfect! Also made chocolate bars in the Chocolate Lab - make a candy bar and eat the extra chocolate in your cup - woohoo!

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morgantown, wv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very informative history of Milton S. Hershey and how he developed his chocolate dynasty. Interactive exhibits, short movies. Definitely, Try and do the Chocolate Lab experience as part of your visit.

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Chester, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a wonderful exhibit! Very informative about Milton Hershey and the impact he has had on this area of Pennsylvania and the world. It was very impressive to see someone from such a humble background, his progressive thinking, and his compassion for his work and community. We also took the Chocolate Lab class which was a blast! Lots of info,... More 

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see when coming to Hershey. Very well done creating the Milton Hershey Store of Chocolate. You will walk through the history of chocolate making, and marketing packaging through the years. It's fun to look at all of the old packaging and the stories behind some of them. This is a great museum, well worth the time.... More 

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I went to visit the Hershey Story Museum on a recent mother daughter overnight trip to the area. I found a great deal on Living Social for this place and decided to check it out. I know the town the Hershey and the legacy of the Milton Hershey School, but truly did not know the full story... More 

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Groton, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, Milton Hershey is the Town Hero but this exhibit proves he earned it. The scope is nationwide and the timeline is fascinating. It was a great start to our visit to the area.

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Thank Peter P
Freeport, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're headed to Hershey I'd definitely recommend a stop here. The museum provides an interesting history of Milton Hershey and the development of the factory and town. There are areas that I think would appeal to adults and children and it's a good place to spend an hour or two. I enjoyed the chocolate tasting from around the world... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new Hershey Story is a beautiful place. It takes you through the life of Milton S. Hershey and his legacy. The museum has everything from old machine equipment (that still works!!!) to an interactive table about iconic sites in Hershey. The chocolate tasting was wonderful, and they even have a chocolate lab where you can make your own chocolate.... More 

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Queens, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love love this place make me feel like a kid again.was so curisous about learning fun facts and also the kids loved it take them there and let them run aroun and you relax and learn stuff as well will keep everyone occupied.

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