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Address: 187 Police Academy Drive, Hershey, PA
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+1 717-534-0565
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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My wife is ex California Highway Patrol so this was a must for her to show visiting family. It is small but tells a very important story and has some cool stuff to see. It will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 5, 2017
Richard D
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

My wife is ex California Highway Patrol so this was a must for her to show visiting family. It is small but tells a very important story and has some cool stuff to see. It will take less than an hour but is time well spent. The grandkids loved it. And it is out of the cold and rain of... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

The intentions are good but the room was so dark it difficult to read anything. Not worth visiting unless you are desperate to kill time in which case cruise the lovely cemetery behind it instead.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

very small..admission $10 and you should think of it as a donation. uniforms through the decades. a motorcycle and clown car, a few weapons

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Tracy, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum today which costs $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. The museum itself is located next to the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and is a small one room holding exhibits of actual uniforms worn by the officers past and present. There is history here in the way of photographs and actual artifacts which is educational and fun... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

Location is easily accessible (by car). Museum open to the public. Very interesting and informative history, since before the actual formation of the State Police. Lots of displays, reveal more than historical moments. The tour staff are all retired State Police Troopers (everyone is a Trooper, regardless of rank or position). So they are very knowledgeable as to what goes... More 

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Middletown, Pannsylvania, USA
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

Today, April 15, 2016, the Pennsylvania State Police Museum in Hershey had a re-dedication of two new wings that have been added. The display area has been redesigned with more exhibits and now has a chapel and inside storage area for prior models of police vehicles. Although 20 plus years in the making, I was there for its reopening and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

The museum is small, but nice to see. Cannot wait to see the renovations and the new improvements. Nice to pay a visit to respect the men and women who protect us. Make the visit and I suggest donating as well!

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NE USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015

The current building is a bit small but they are in the process of building a much larger facility. I am looking forward to seeing the completed project. Museum contains some interesting artifacts the cover the history of the PA State Police, evidence from some famous cases and some famous prisoners. It also contained artifact from the WTC site and... More 

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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a great place to visit to see the history and the work of the Pennsylvania State Police. It is small at this time but they are in the process of expanding.

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Virginia
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I visited the museum on a rainy day. He's law enforcement so we thought it would be interesting...and it was. It's not Smithsonian quality, but certainly worth a stop if you have interest. It has a Wall of Honor for those lost, stories of big cases from PA and alot of visuals. Well done. Note - they're... More 

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