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Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School

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Address: 1201 Homestead Ln, Hershey, PA 17033-8818
Phone Number: 717 520-2000
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A must see!

A great building and tribute to Catherine Hershey. Take time to tour it and see the amazing things inside...can as much time as you want!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Earl G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great building and tribute to Catherine Hershey. Take time to tour it and see the amazing things inside...can as much time as you want!

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Thank Earl G
Bridgeport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Milton Hershey School is the best. They give such Great history about a couple that has done and still does the best for not only children but to help parents and grandparents that have difficulties in life! God bless! Founders Hall is AMAZING, a must visit to learn great history!

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Thank amymc457
Oxford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Our group took a tour of the Milton Hershey School - Founders Hall. Our tour guide Ken was wonderful! He really brought the Milton Hershey story to life in a way that all ages could relate. The entire visit and story of Milton Hershey is amazing.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

One of the best kept secrets of Pennsylvania. Milton Hershey, namesake for the famous chocolate bar and community, started a school for disadvantage children in 1909. More than 100 years later, the school provides life-changing opportunities for boys and girls as young as four and through high school graduation. All funded by the Hershey businesses. Bet you didn't know.

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Baltimore, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Milton Hershey must have been one great guy. The things he did for the town named after him are amazing. There's an amusement park, a school, hotels, a hospital and Founder's Hall. This is a free school for Hershey residents. I believe it goes through high school. How wonderful for the students who go there not having to worry about... More 

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Poughkeepsie NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Milton Hershey. I found the displays there very informative. On the day I was there the children were performing a Christmas concert.

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Annville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We live a few town over from Hershey and if you are town either going to Hersheypark or Giant Center it's a must that you go to Founders Hall... They have a wonderful tour and it's very educational pertaining to Milton Hershey. It's amazing !!

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Thank Ron G
MiltonHersheySc... M, Manager at Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School, responded to this review

Dear rjgannvillepa: Thank you for your review. Founders Hall is one of the most unique and magnificent pieces of architecture in central Pennsylvania. Our Visitors Center hosts love to tell the story of Milton Hershey School and of the mission established by Milton and Catherine Hershey. Sincerely, - The MHS Communications Team More 

Bennington, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

They help you to get around campus and through the whole interview process. Good School for the Kids

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Thank Debora P
MiltonHersheySc... M, Manager at Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School, responded to this review

Dear Debora P: Thank you for your post. I will be sure to pass your comments on to our Admissions office. We truly believe that every child deserves a top-notch education. At MHS, we offer small class sizes, one-on-one classroom instruction and access to the latest technology, all at no cost to the children's families. We appreciate your kinds words.... More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

If you come from a lower income family and have children that you ever want to know you have done the absolute best thing possible to ensure their success, apply to have them attend the Milton Hershey School. This place is like Harvard for High School... the buildings, the grounds, the systems, all of it are mind blowing to the... More 

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MiltonHersheySc... M, Manager at Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School, responded to this review

Dear AFMilitaryMomma: Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Milton Hershey School. For more than 100 years, MHS has helped children to realize their full potential by offering a top-notch education to students in pre-K through 12th grade from income-eligible families. If you'd like to learn more, head to mhskids.org. - MHS... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

When you think of Hershey, you think of chocolate. That is too bad, because Milton and Kitty Hershey have blessed the world with this school and turned countless lives around by giving their fortune to give disadvantaged young people this wonderful opportunity!

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MiltonHersheySc... M, Manager at Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School, responded to this review

Dear Jenn T: Thank you for your lovely words. We couldn’t agree more! We love chocolate, but it’s the mission of Milton Hershey School that impacts our hearts. It’s because of visitors like you that the powerful message of Milton Hershey School will be passed on to others. If you are interested in learning more about our school, our founders... More 

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