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The Hershey Story

63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
+1 717-534-8939
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Local History Made Interesting

Went here with my cousin on a free community day. We are two senior citizens, so our interests and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Just an average museum

The staff were friendly and the location was convenient but I didn't think there was much there to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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  • Average12%
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63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
+1 717-534-8939
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here with my cousin on a free community day. We are two senior citizens, so our interests and reactions may be different from those of a family with kids. The building is quite accessible, with elevators and restrooms on both floors. As a person...More

Thank subianchi
Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff were friendly and the location was convenient but I didn't think there was much there to hold my attention. Small children would certainly be bored.

Thank Donna F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The beginning part of the museum was good. Told you about the history of Hershey and different machines that were used in the factory. Towards the end it seemed that stuff was just put there to take up space and not much meaning behind "Hershey"....More

Thank litlk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place basically gave us an overview of how the hershey company started and you get to act like a "worker" at one of their interactive exhibits... the old stuff used to make chocolates were cool... i really didnt think they had tubs and placed...More

Thank Claudine S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I toured The Hershey Story. Wow, was I ever surprised. The building was beautiful with great exhibits and displays. The history of Hershey was really interesting. I was amazed and really impressed with Milton Hershey. Mr Hershey was a wonderful philanthropist. This...More

Thank 5265wanda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an interesting museum about Hershey the man and the town. Wonderful to read that he was humble even worth millions. Chocolate lab was pretty neat. We made truffles, the "teacher" was excellent and well informed. $20 per person to do both or $12.50 for...More

Thank EFW2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

One could easily spend a couple of hours or more here, learning about this amazing man and his accomplishments. On the first floor, there is a hands-on experience of what it would be like to work in the factory, earning 9 cents an hour. The...More

Thank AJfromPA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We partook of online deal. There are two floors the lobby with a shop & if paid $10 or might be included w/coupon chocolate drink tasting..kind of interesting of choc liquid 3 or more drink from world locations. Also a little café with pastries drinks...More

Thank DeeMD215
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good Museum on the life and times of Hershey. Who knew that he failed and declared bankruptcy early in his career or gave $60M in the 1940's for a school for orphan boys. Well done exhibits, just wish Hershey didn't charge for museum portion....More

Thank Jolangfo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so not worth the money! We could not do the chocolate lab so it may have been better with that, but the museum itself is nothing but propaganda. It takes all of the fun out of chocolate. It was a total waste of...More

Thank shanaharbour
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24 July 2017|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, public parking right in the back.
17 July 2017|
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Response from Kristy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a difference. The Create Your Own Chocolate Bar is hands on and you walk along watching an actual conveyor belt as the candy bar is being made. As part of the process, you also design your own wrapper and... More
11 September 2016|
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Response from Joseph S | Reviewed this property |
Excellent for adults. As a history buff I found it very informative