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The Hershey Story

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Address: 63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
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+1 717-534-8939
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Hershey starts here! How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to...

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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What a great museum!

This is a beautiful display--well-done with loads of interesting factoids and some interactive parts. We spent a couple of hours and came away with a whole new appreciation of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Beltsville, Maryland
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Beltsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful display--well-done with loads of interesting factoids and some interactive parts. We spent a couple of hours and came away with a whole new appreciation of Milton Hersey and the community he built.

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is all about the man, Milton Hershey, his life, his vision, his business. Find out about his many ventures and failures, and his fantastic success with making chocolate for the public in mass quantities. Start out learning some of the jobs done in the plant around the turn of the 20th century. Then go upstairs and follow the... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Hershey for the first time with another couple who are seasoned visitors that highly recommended we tour Hershey Story. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum to Milton Hershey and learning his incredible story. Great hands-on exhibits for kids - plan to bring our grandchildren on our next visit!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is really nice in terms of telling all the Hershey's story from days Milton Hershey founded the company and built the city... Not to miss they provide chocolate tasting of 6diff country sourced Cocoa's , awesome...Kids like this for sure, must visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Hershey Story on a nice Sunday afternoon. Wonderful experience! The staff were so nice. They were very interested in hearing our thoughts about what we saw. The hot chocolate tasting from countries around the world was yummy. Would definitely do this again.

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Ansonia, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Made me love Hershey chocolate even more to hear the history story behind the man and his wife. So many young people helped year after year.

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is an excellent family oriented museum with everything from hands-on displays to movie clips at multiple areas to panoramic displays of chronology and the chocolate making process. It is easy and fun to not only learn about chocolate, but also the fascinating history of Milton Hershey and his life.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were on a vacation to Washington Dc. We stopped by just to see the Hershey Story and my kids felt like the don't want to leave. We took the tour ride which shows you everything that they make from beginning to finish. Such an amazing place to see. Try it and am sure that you will like it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend going in December. They have extra activities for the Christmas season. Our daughters got to make chocolate ornaments and have a cotton ball snowball fight in the lobby. It is really more of a museum than anything else, so any other time of the year probably would not have been nearly as much fun for our three... More 

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Middletown
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

As you walk through the exhibits in the museum, you will learn about the life of Hershey. The story covers his childhood, early Lancaster Caramels, the building of the chocolate factory and the Milton Hershey School. Various household items and factory equipment are on display. The museum is an interactive way to experience the history of this great man.

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