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The Hershey Story

63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
+1 717-534-8939
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Nice museum. It is a self guided tour. I think you would get more out of it, if it was a guided... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2016
Levittown, Pennsylvania
Nice museum....

It was a nice museum to learn about Milton Hershey and all the candy from the beginning of Hershey... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2016
Portersville, Pennsylvania
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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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63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
+1 717-534-8939
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

Nice museum. It is a self guided tour. I think you would get more out of it, if it was a guided tour. I also felt $10.00 per person is a little high for a walk through museum.

Thank SherryH1
Reviewed June 18, 2016

It was a nice museum to learn about Milton Hershey and all the candy from the beginning of Hershey candy.Did you know Milton Hershey had a ticket to go on the Titanic,but an emergency came up and he had to cancel last minute. The cancelled...More

Thank abbeyroad64
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

During a rainy day, we decided to venture to the The Hershey Story with our grandchildren ages 9 & 12. This was just a wonderful place to have discovered during our visit! It is educational and entertaining! Although busy, the visitors were able to be...More

Thank Diwdeedee
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We spent a day at Hershey Park and Hershey Chocolate World before coming to the museum and I wish we had started here first. The museum is extremely well done and it covers the life story of Milton Hershey and the Hershey Chocolate through fun,...More

Thank Trav1991
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to start your day if you visiting all the Hershey entertainment. Here you can get the whole story of Milton Hershey and the amazing person he was. You will see all the business adventures he started and succeeded at. Also some...More

Thank Loveatvz
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited this museum. Labeled (now at least) as the newest museum in Hershey, the central location and free parking garage right behind the museum per definite pluses! As for the museum, we did the basic ticket, without customizing a chocolate bar,...More

Thank charlesmW5894DY
Reviewed June 11, 2016

The Hershey Story Museum is rare in that it is so well balanced that it would be hard not to find something to enjoy here. The first fun & informative stop in the museum is the Xplor-O-Scope. This is a Steampunk style kiosk (gears, levers...More

2  Thank Scott D
Reviewed June 11, 2016

We visited the Milton Hershey museum on this, our first trip to Hershey. We are two adults and it's a great activity for both adults and families. It's an interactive museum that is very well done. For example, they have a section showing how chocolate...More

1  Thank Bryce S
Reviewed June 8, 2016

I found a Groupon for half off admission and chocolate tasting. This was a perfect way to spend a rainy morning. Wandered the exhibits with 2 teens for 2-3 hours and tasted the chocolate as part of the package. Not the Hershey tour of the...More

1  Thank SarahCahillSena
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We had brunch here and it was delicious and priced fair. Staff was friendly and helpful. Great menu selection and atmosphere!

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Is the Hershey Story good for adults?
September 11, 2016|
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Response from Joseph S | Reviewed this property |
Excellent for adults. As a history buff I found it very informative
Has anyone done the chocolate tastings with kids. We will be travelling to Hershey with four kids (ages 10, 9, 7 and 4). We saw that they have a tasting for kids, but it basically just looks like a fun drink for them. That might work for the 4 year old, but I imagine the older kids will want in on the chocolate tasting. Is this an appropriate activity for kids of that age? The website seems to imply that it is for adults? Also, we will be going to Chocolate World as well. Does it make sense to do both chocolate tastings? Lastly, how is the chocolate lab at The Hershey Story?
June 19, 2016|
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Response from SpanishteacherMD | Reviewed this property |
The drinks can be fun for kids, but my wife and I found them to be bitter, so if your kids are picky, it's not going to be a great experience. My wife and I enjoyed it. Regarding the Chocolate Lab, somewhat pricey, but our... More
Could we realistically DO BOTH Hershey Story Museum starting at 1:30--THEN hit Chocolate World Factory later in the evening round 6:30? Are the both redundant? Should a person DO BOTH---if no--which would you suggest? W heave teenagers boy-14 and girl-17. THANKS!
June 1, 2016|
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Response from PattyLongIsland | Reviewed this property |
For the Hershey Museum, if you took the time to look at (and read about) everything in the museum and tried the tastings and chocolate lab, you should be done in about 2 - 2 1/2 hours. They are not redundant because the... More