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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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Hershey starts here! How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to...

Hershey starts here! 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. Enjoy a 45-minute, hands on class in the Chocolate Lab and sample warm drinking chocolate from around the world at Tastings. Grab a delicious treat from the Pantry Café and find a unique assortment of keepsakes and chocolate at Museum Shop.

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Nice Museum

The museum was very nice and was an interesting history lesson about Hershey. Based on reviews and looking into it on the website it seemed like it would be a couple hours of fun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum was very nice and was an interesting history lesson about Hershey. Based on reviews and looking into it on the website it seemed like it would be a couple hours of fun for our family. When we arrived, we quickly realized it really isn't set up for small children. We have two boys 2 & 4, they were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on Black Friday and it was not too busy. We bought the Museum Experience and the Chocolate Lab class together and we were glad we did both. The museum portion is self guided however throughout the exhibits, there was knowledgeable staff who knew the history and could answer questions. Although we did not bring the kids with us,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time learning yeh history of Hershey and how it all began. We all had fun in the interactive part learning the jobs men and woman had at the chocolate factory, plus how much they earned doing those jobs. We also made chocolate in the Chocolate Lab and afterward did the Chocolate Tasting. You learn a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was wonderful learning about the history of Hershey and his philanthropy. I had no idea. Amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I worried this place would be childish for us but we found it very informative. It gave a great overview of how chocolate is made and the jobs with in the old chocolate factory as well as a great understanding of who Hershey was as a person. We skipped the tasting and chocolate making but will sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent history of Milton Hershey including his early failures and his generosity both toward his workers and orphan boys. Worth an hour or 2. Also chronicles the Hershey chocolate factory.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hershey Story is a museum about Milton Hershey. If you have kids, I suggest getting the apprentice guide. This booklet has questions or items to find in the exhibits. After each section is complete, the kids can take the guide to a staff member for a stamp, sticker, etc. Lots of fun and my kids enjoyed it. We bought tickets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Again take the trolley tour, the 4d movie, chocolate class, you must make your own candy bar so much fun.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good time going thru the history of Hershey and the company but we really had expected more. There were some interactive displays but my 8 year old did get a little bored with it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the information the museum offered, learned a lot I didn't know about Milton Hershey and the Hershey Company. Cute inactive exhibits, the chocolate tasting was great Java was my fav. There is a little shop and bakery also.

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