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The Hershey Story

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Address: 63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1502
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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Most guests probably visit this giant candy store/food court on their way out of the park. You can go here first and have your purchases held if you like, as the store is much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ashland, Virginia
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Dawsonville, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was OK, would have liked SAMPLES! It was a nice, fascinating experience for our Granddaghter, OK for adults.

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Ashland, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Most guests probably visit this giant candy store/food court on their way out of the park. You can go here first and have your purchases held if you like, as the store is much less crowded and hectic in the morning. The Hershey brands are in abundance here, and probably include products and flavors you've never seen at the store.... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son and I visited this museum. Milton Hershey is so much more then candy bars. He was such a visionary and I suggest everyone learn the story behind the man. This is a must visit

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Lakehills, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very interesting, I love history and stories about people who are a great example of what we can do if we try.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool for adults and kids alike! Long line but definitely worth it. We are from NY and have never been. We've already discussed it & we will definitely be back.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour was good. You get to ride a cocoa bean, which is pretty cool. The tour doesn't last too long. The store was awesome. They have all the different products they make. They had cool t-shirts. You can make your own chocolate bar.

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really interesting museum with a lot of hands-on displays that are fund for both older children and adults. The tasting of chocolates from around the world was also interesting.

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Mount Union, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Milton Hershey story is amazing to both young and old. It is so wonderful to see how the company interacted with surrounding communities and farms to provide a high quality product that has endured!

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Thank Bruce S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I brought my family to the museum and we enjoyed ourselves. We made a chocolate treat, got to taste chocolate from many different countries and tour the museum. Check groupon for special prices and offers.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I found a Group On for this museum and if it wasn't for that, we probably wouldn't have gone. The museum is full of great info on Mr. Hershey. This guy was amazing in what he did, and still fire, today in the community and beyond. We had a chocolate tasting which was nice. The only thing negative that stuck... More 

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