The Hershey Story Museum

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The Hershey Story Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Del D
Portsmouth, OH226 contributions
Packed full of history
Nov 2021 • Couples
Such a fun and wonderful place to learn the history of the best candy bar ever. The story of Mr. Hershey and his journey is an inspiration
Written 27 November 2021
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Timezone Travelers
Venice, FL1,576 contributions
Average experience
Nov 2021
Good overview and history lesson Hershey, the town and the man. We enjoyed this and also the chocolate tasting as well.
Written 15 November 2021
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mpofirefighter
Coram, NY207 contributions
Don't leave Hersey without stopping here.
Nov 2021
Milton Hershey's story is inspirational and it is captured here in the museum. Take your time in viewing the exhibits. This is more than just about a manufacturing company and you will see that here.
Written 15 November 2021
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Hanna C
4 contributions
Fun times
Oct 2021 • Couples
We have been here 3 times in the last month and they never fail. I specifically like their candy lab. One only complaint is that they close the cafe pretty early compared to their closing time. The food is good though! It’s a wonderful experience full of fun facts and details!
Written 12 November 2021
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Itinerant_Foodies
Greensboro, NC554 contributions
Do the chocolate tasting
Oct 2021 • Couples
We only stopped in for the chocolate tasting but it was well worth it. Two of us shared the larger tasting and it generated a lot of commentary about the flavors and nuances of the various chocolates from different origins. Great experience.
Written 2 November 2021
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ret1sg82abn
Indianapolis, IN203 contributions
Ok visit
Oct 2021
It's well put together and they do a good job sharing about Mr Hershey. That said they tell you the same thing multiple times. I don't regret going as I was informed but to me it's just ok.
Written 19 October 2021
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Audry Penn
12 contributions
Great morning with surprise lunch!
Oct 2021 • Family
The museum was filled with interesting exhibits, well prepared and interactive at a number of places. We did the chocolate lab (super easy, fun and yummy) for a few extra dollars. The hidden gem of the museum is the Cafe. The food is incredible including wagyu beef burgers, truffle fries and the best chocolate bombs ever. I wish we had room for the chocolate pizza. Great prices and the staff was amazing. Go early for breakfast or stay late for lunch. Both are served all day. You will not be disappointed!! We were there from about 10am to 130pm with lunch and chocolate lab. Great way to spend the morning.
Written 18 October 2021
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pretblueye
Egg Harbor Township, NJ2,368 contributions
Learning fun facts about Milton Hershey
Oct 2021
This was a relaxing, but if you have trouble walking up stairs, make sure you take the elevator located on the ground floor just off the staircase. Learning all the fun facts about Milton Hershey and how he built the company.
Written 18 October 2021
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Kmlindy
153 contributions
Milton Hershey, a true philanthropist
Oct 2021 • Couples
The history of Milton Hershey and his wife was so interesting. He was determined man and was very good to his employees. The museum does a very nice job of showing the history of how the town of Hershey came about. There is also a nice cafe at the museum. The only negative thing was the price of the candy and items, overpriced.
Written 15 October 2021
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Tonya
Maryville, TN19 contributions
Good memories
Oct 2021 • Family
We had a great time at the museum. A lot of reading but also a lot to look at! Loved the lab where we got to make a treat and of course the chocolate tasting…worth the visit for sure!
Written 13 October 2021
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The Hershey Story Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM