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The Hershey Story

63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1502
+1 717-534-8939
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Hershey Story -- ho hum

Not what I expected. Not much to it. I took my 5 yr old. It is not something that will keep a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York
Good on a rainy day

We recently moved to Hershey and I bought a membership to the museum. It was not worth it. Still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne C
North East, 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 17033-1502
+1 717-534-8939
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not what I expected. Not much to it. I took my 5 yr old. It is not something that will keep a small child's interest. I found the story interesting.

Thank Mkiladitis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently moved to Hershey and I bought a membership to the museum. It was not worth it. Still had to pay for guests at regular rate, etc. The chocolate making class was fun and the museum was interesting but I can see that kids...More

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's be clear - this isn't the amusement park or the gardens or the monorail tour - it's a somewhat interactive, self-guided tour of how it all began. If you like history - you will enjoy going back in time with Milton Hershey - reading...More

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is chocolate involved and what could be better than that......not much. Okay, the story of Milton Hershey is a rags to riches American Dream and that by itself is quite intriguing. The museum is new, clean and well laid out with pieces of memorabilia...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had always imagined chocolate samples, watching chocolate actually made, but it's slicked into a quick history. We walked through, had a coffee helped by rude waitresses, and left.

Thank aroundtheworldwca71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of information about Milton Hershey and how he started the factory. A very unselfish man who truly cared about his workers and under privleged kids

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great little place to learn about the Hershey story. We spent a couple hours in there and simply had a wonderful time. To think you can even buy a 5 pound Hershey bar at the store - good googly -moo!

Thank Peri A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a bad experience For about $13 bucks you can walk around the building and read the story on how Hershey was created and everything that was done for the town. Great experience

Thank Tulyman23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I hadn't been in Hershey PA in years. This is a wonderful museum, more educational than Chocolate World, but still fun and very informative. We learned so much about Hershey's and Milton Hershey himself. The museum has some wonderful pieces from the...More

Thank 9Buffalolady20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a good museum filled with lots of facts and artifacts about Hershey's life. I didn't know any of the history and I learned so much. I even liked the interactive part that was probably for kids but I did it anyway. My friend...More

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25 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
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