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Review of The Hershey Story

The Hershey Story
Ranked #4 of 35 things to do in Hershey
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We could only think about the chocolate on the way but left amazed at what a great man Mr. Hershey was. Went broke 17 times but never gave up and built a chocolate empire. He was not about himself but his employees and others. He started an orphanage that took in children from pre K through HS. He also set up a huge trust(over $60 million) to the home that was not revealed until five years after his death. If one of the student wants to go college they pay for that also. All of this story is at the museum. You also need to go to the Chocolate World complex. They have a great simulated factory tour and you get some samples. There is also a large amusement park but it is seasonal so check on that. If you are in central Penn this is must.

Thank Ken T
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We had a very interesting time at the Hershey Story Museum. We were there on a day that they showed a documentary film about the closing of their old factory and the moving into the new factory. The upstairs of the museum is about Milton Hershey, and his life, including how his life impacted all of life in Hershey.

Thank mail4rv2
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

I feel like this place could be even better if they made things more interactive for visitors. There is so much potential to make it a better visitor spot for tourists if they put a little more thought into it. It really needs some type of good activity.

2  Thank Josie W
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

This was our first stop. Loved all of the memorabilia/equipment and the movie of the closing of the original Hershey plant. Sad to see that some items we bought in the gift shop were $1-$2 cheaper at other Hershey locations, especially the Hotel Hershey where I would have expected them to be more expensive. Next time, I would like to spend more time in the museum, but my group was moving on.

Thank TerriG215
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Before now I didn't really know much about the man behind the chocolate. The exhibits were well designed and informative. Interesting fact learned: he and his wife had bought tickets aboard the Titanic but had to cancel due to her health issues. Huh!

The chocolate tasting is a cool idea, but unless you really like the hard core, dark bitter chocolate you will only truly enjoy the first two. They advise you to start with the milk chocolate and work your way up to the most dark. I would suggest going the other way, so the gentler milk chocolate is the late thing on your palate. or mix and match.

Thank Donna N
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