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Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School

1201 Homestead Ln, Hershey, PA 17033-8818
+1 717-520-2000
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Great place for Hershey History

This is a great place to learn about the history and legacy of Mr Hershey. They even have his board... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2015
margusVM
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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a true gem not to be missed

When I thought about visting Hershey, the only thing that came to mind was the streetlights shaped... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2015
Judy B
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Appleton
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1201 Homestead Ln, Hershey, PA 17033-8818
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Reviewed 23 September 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...More

Thank margusVM
MiltonHersheySc... M, Manager at Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2015

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...More

Reviewed 19 September 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...More

Thank Judy B
MiltonHersheySc... M, Manager at Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2015

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...More

Reviewed 12 September 2015

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

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MiltonHersheySc... M, Manager at Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2015

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...More

Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We went up to Founder's Hall with our trolley tour. We stayed for a while got the general idea of what Mr Hershey accomplished with the school great site to visit

Thank dan200362
MiltonHersheySc... M, Manager at Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2015

Hi dan200362: We're glad you enjoyed your visit. If you are interested in learning more about Milton Hershey School, its founders, or its mission, head to mhskids.org. We hope you enjoyed your time in Hershey, the sweetest place on earth! - MHS Communications Office

Reviewed 30 August 2015

We went to tour this school with my cousin who is an alum. He wanted his grand children to see it. We had the best tour, lots of history of how the school was founded and toured the grounds afterwards. The kids had fun looking...More

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MiltonHersheySc... M, Manager at Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2015

Dear jonimce: We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to Milton Hershey School. We consider our alums part of our family and love to visit with them when they return. I'm sure having him along made it a richer experience for...More

Reviewed 8 August 2015

Long ago, Milton Hershey set aside shares of Hershey stock as an endowment for this school for underprivileged students. The growth in the endowment has enabled to school to prosper. I would definitely recommend a stop if you're in the area.

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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to the town. Last time we saw the free Chocolate World and took the trolley ride. If you have time, visit Founder's Hall and take the free tour. Milton Hershey donated his fortune to start a school for orphan boys....More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 31 July 2015

A drive by in the Trolley...I remember years ago they would actually stop and give you a 30 min walk thru of the place and explain it's history. Now all you get is a drive by...Cost of Trolley Tours increases but the time they spend...More

Thank Trelos74
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I especially like the huge Christmas tree that they put up at Christmas. My husband and I were house parents here, and it was always a neat place to take pics.

Thank FromSea2ShiningC
Reviewed 13 July 2015

A very informative tour explaining the Milton Hershey school and legacy. If you like to learn the history of a place, I recommend this free tour!

Thank ncga2r
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Justin W
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Response from Lewis S | Reviewed this property |
Normally it opens at 10 AM. It takes about 2 hours to visit. It is less then 1/2 hour from the Hershey arena. Because of Christmas, please confirm with them: 717-520-2000
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bettymock2010
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Response from Susan E | Reviewed this property |
It is wheelchair accessible normally but is under construction at the moment. There are no set "tours". You are free to walk around however there are volunteers ther to answer questions and a short informational film that is... More
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