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The Hershey Story

63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
+1 717-534-8939
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This was such a fun and interactive museum. Upon entering, staff gave my children a brochure with... read more

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San Rafael, California
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An Interesting Town to Visit

For the family interested in learning about this unique community and the many activities... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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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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63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
+1 717-534-8939
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was such a fun and interactive museum. Upon entering, staff gave my children a brochure with items to look for and find, they received a sticker once complete. Chocolate tasting was fun too. We didn't stay for the chocolate lab however. Very informative.

Thank tropigl
Reviewed 3 days ago

For the family interested in learning about this unique community and the many activities available. Spend some leasure time discovering how Hershey was founded and the unique relationship with a school and Hershey related businesses. Also an opportunity to pick up some light fare eats....More

Thank Jasonseas
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting history of the Hershey family, the town and the company. We found a Groupon deal for the museum and chocolate tasting from around the world. It was well worth the money.

Thank momemtrip
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had free tickets for this or we probably wouldn't have went. It was an enjoyable day with the family learning about Milton Hershey. The pantry also had good ice cream!

Thank scrpbkstac
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has an assortment of options to visit. You can spend several hours or just a few depending on what you want to do. There is one that you can make your own candy. I found the gift store to not be very impressive...More

Thank Mom2AATs
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took a tour of the Hershey Museum. I think it was pretty interesting. I did the self walking tour. It cost $12.50. It is just one floor with different stations detailing the history of Milton S. Hershey, founder of the Hershey chocolate dynasty. I would...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 6 days ago

My boyfriend loved it and he bought a lot of chocolates being a sweet tooth even if he can buy them in NY. He said the chocolates came straight from the factory. I was just sorry, for some reason my Android was acting up and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't come here if you are looking for a fun assortment of chocolates to buy, or other interesting and unique items. The "store" is a very small and mostly unexciting gift shop. The building primarily houses their museum and a cafe. That's fine, but don't...More

Thank Not-too-picky-in-CT
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to see how everything was made and how it all started. Nice items to buy. It was very interesting the Hershey Story

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the trolley tour. I usually don't say this or in this case write it but this is a must thing to do. Yes it costs a few dollars but what an amazing story they tell on the tour of this man and what he...More

1  Thank Tracy J
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Is the Hershey Story good for adults?
12 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
Has anyone done the chocolate tastings with kids. We will be travelling to Hershey with four kids (ages 10, 9, 7 and 4). We saw that they have a tasting for kids, but it basically just looks like a fun drink for them. That might work for the 4 year old, but I imagine the older kids will want in on the chocolate tasting. Is this an appropriate activity for kids of that age? The website seems to imply that it is for adults? Also, we will be going to Chocolate World as well. Does it make sense to do both chocolate tastings? Lastly, how is the chocolate lab at The Hershey Story?
20 June 2016|
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Response from SpanishteacherMD | Reviewed this property |
The drinks can be fun for kids, but my wife and I found them to be bitter, so if your kids are picky, it's not going to be a great experience. My wife and I enjoyed it. Regarding the Chocolate Lab, somewhat pricey, but our... More
Could we realistically DO BOTH Hershey Story Museum starting at 1:30--THEN hit Chocolate World Factory later in the evening round 6:30? Are the both redundant? Should a person DO BOTH---if no--which would you suggest? W heave teenagers boy-14 and girl-17. THANKS!
2 June 2016|
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Response from PattyLongIsland | Reviewed this property |
For the Hershey Museum, if you took the time to look at (and read about) everything in the museum and tried the tastings and chocolate lab, you should be done in about 2 - 2 1/2 hours. They are not redundant because the... More