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Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School

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Address: 1201 Homestead Lane, Hershey, PA 17033-0830
Phone Number: 717 520-2000
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Baltimore, United States
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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, PA
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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 rjgannvillepa
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

it will amaze you to find out how much they have done for the education of MANY MANY children..... Hershey contributes a portion of their profit to the education of children in need - a great cause

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

Dear Froad-1: Thank you for visiting Founders Hall! We are glad you had a great experience. For more than 100 years, Milton Hershey School has helped children to realize their full potential by offering a top-notch education to students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. If you are interested in learning more about our school, we invite you to check out... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to learn about the history and legacy of Mr Hershey. They even have his board room table on display as well as his chair and radio. You are also able to hear and interview he agreed to in a radio show; it was exciting to hear his voice. The down part is that we went... More 

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

Response: Dear margusVM: Thank you for visiting Founders Hall and for your review. We apologize if we could not fully assist you during your visit. Please email mhs-communications@mhs-pa.org and we'd be happy to assist with any further comments or questions. If you are interested in learning more about our school, we invite you to check out our website, mhskids.org. There,... More 

Appleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

When I thought about visting Hershey, the only thing that came to mind was the streetlights shaped like Hershey Kisses. I had no idea of the greatness of the man and his wife (Milton Hershey and Catherine Hershey). A fortune was built up through the candy business and then the couple founded a free school for children who had difficult... More 

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

Dear Judy B: We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Hershey. Milton Hershey School and Hershey, Pa. would not be here if it wasn't for the vision of our founders. For more than 100 years, Milton Hershey School has helped children to realize their full potential by offering a top-notch education to students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade... More 

Richmond Heights, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

You must stop here, tour, and talk with the staff. It is a very dedicated staff. These people do great work

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

Dear Sundelinm: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It always humbles us when we hear guests say they had a rewarding visit. Milton Hershey School is unique place with an incredibly unique mission, and we love sharing it with people like you! Take care! - MHS Communications Office More 

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