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The Hershey Story

63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
+1 717-534-8939
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Self-guided Hershey History

This is a museum about Hershey history. Requires a lot of reading and provides pictures and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kristy W
Allen Park, Michigan

Wonderful display of Hershey history. Everything from clothing and furniture to being able to play... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average11%
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63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
+1 717-534-8939
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a museum about Hershey history. Requires a lot of reading and provides pictures and artifacts from the past. When we were there, a special exhibit for grade school kids was available which made the museum experience more enjoyable for the kids. Overall, the...More

Thank Kristy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful display of Hershey history. Everything from clothing and furniture to being able to play at working in the factory.

Thank RosieBaltimore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just went to the shop side, of course you have to purchase something! Reese's cups and and milk jar full of kisses!

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know anything about Milton Hershey and was quite impressed with how much of a visionary he was. Lots of interactive exhibits for all ages.

Thank Teach220
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful, educational, inspirational and fun! Be inspired. Learn to even be a better person, focused less on self and more on others by offering the best you have. Do the chocolate tasting. Enjoy free parking behind the museum. Use this as a...More

Thank Orphanscry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a really cool museum with great history and great exhibits of all of the Hershey legacy. Loved the items that attach the company to the community. Chocolate Lab is a must. Great education as well as the bar you make.

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit for the History of Hershey. A little boring for the little ones, but great for adults or older children, not 8 and 12 boring for them until we got to the computers at the end where you can post your picture...More

Thank Nonnasreview
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When people come to town- I take them to this special place. It is a little educational, alot of chocolate ... and interactive. Great for people of all ages. There is a restaurant there and two just across the parking alot. A go to spot

Thank Layla117
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really well done overview of Milton Hershey's rise from birth poor on a farm to a multi millionaire as well as highlights of the Hershey chocolate empire. Interactive displays, but not too interesting I would guess for young children.

Thank DonnE57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Milton Hershey was a very successful and a person of rare character... not because of his wealth but what he did with it. He built a town for families to thrive. He encouraged education and community values. The story of the building of a empire...More

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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