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The Hershey Story

63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
+1 717-534-8939
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clean, small museum

We made a quick stop with my two young children bc we got free tickets and had a some time. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Quick stop at Hershey

We stopped here for two hours and had a good time checking out the Hershey story. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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 3 days ago

We made a quick stop with my two young children bc we got free tickets and had a some time. It really is a nice, interesting museum and although it has several hands on activities, my children were a bit young for it. It was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for two hours and had a good time checking out the Hershey story. Interesting facts and a cool activity for kids over 4 years old.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

this was a neat thing to see. I have been to Hershey a few times over a period of 28 years and had never gone downtown. The Hershey story is a really cool way to learn the history and how amazing Mr Hershey was to...More

1  Thank slc0531
Reviewed 6 days ago

We absolutely loved making our own chocolate bar, and sampling the specialty chocolates in the creation lab. It was worth the extra cost to do those things. We would go back.

Thank Susane L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is beautiful, interactive, and very engaging! We were surprised that we spent almost 2 hours here. Would definitely recommend visiting at least once.

Thank hnuttall2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just 2 seniors traveling through the area who wanted to at least say we saw Hershey. Chose this museum and were very glad we did. M. Hershey was a very generous man and forward thinking in many ways. Very well designed and informative museum. Paid...More

2  Thank Marlene P
Reviewed 1 week ago

You learn about all Hersey himself did to make this town what it has become. Just a great story from a kind man. A nice step back in time

Thank Jaxsster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just go to the park and avoid the 12 dollar fee to do nothing but look at a small Hershey museum. Most of the facts you can learn for free at Hershey world on their tour. Complete rip off.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here on the way home from a trip to the Smoky Mountains this past year. The admission was a bit pricey, but the museum is vast with a ton of different exhibits and history. We did not have the time to make...More

Thank Valentina T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum pays homage to the man who started it all. How he cared for his workers, the town, the community. He was very forward thinking. Just adults in this visit today so we skipped the chocolate lab geared toward the younger crowd. They offered...More

Thank Kathyogr
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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