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“Must do if a first time visitor to Hershey!!”

Hershey Trolley Works
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Hershey
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Hershey Trolley Works is based in Hershey's Chocolate World, and all of our tours start and end there. We offer sightseeing, chocolate tasting, historical explorations of the inspiring story of Hershey 364 days a year. During the summer and seasonal weekend of fall and Christmas, our format is a family friendly 45 minute show on the trolley where two actors bring the story to life in a uniquely entertaining way. We also offer a more in depth 75 minute excursion on the trolley, guided by one of our highly entertaining conductors throughout the spring and fall,with limited offerings in summer as well.
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We took the 75 minute tour which takes you to a few more places than the 45 minute one. If you don't like sitting on hard, wooden seats for 75 minutes with no chance to stand up, i'd recommend the 45 minute tour.
The tour guides were very informative and had a great sense of humor. They also timed the free chocolate to coincide with certain parts of the tour when it came to the chocolate factory.
Overall, it was a great reminder of how amazing Milton Hershey and his legacy was and still is to the day. If you're a first time visitor and have no idea what the Hershey company is really about, definitely take this tour!

Thank disneyguy333
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"our tour guide"
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"great tour"
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"minute tour"
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"milton hershey school"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"costume changes"
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"chocolate world"
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"free chocolate"
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"hershey's life"
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"history lesson"
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"hershey company"
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"sweet lights"
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"hershey story"
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"hershey kisses"
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

After reading all the Hershey guides that rate HTW a must do, we were excited to book our tour.
It ended up being mediocre at best. Tour guides are young actors that don't deviate from their script. Hard to interact with actors or ask questions.
Was hoping to learn about Hershey and didn't; between the poor accents of the actors, the weak script and the distracting costume changes it was hard to piece together anything.
The bus ride was nice.
Wish it was a traditional tour or at least less scripted.
Oh you do get a few pieces of chocolate.

2  Thank Carolanne B
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Booked this for two families with boys ages 9-15, lasts about 75 minutes. Chocolate samples handed out throughout, but even without that, our kids paid attention to the story being told by our operator. Really well-done narrative about the area (a great way to see all around the Hershey "town"), and a fascinating story about Milton S. Hershey himself and the wonderful approach he had to improving lives around him--a philanthropist along the lines of Andrew Carnegie. Enjoyed the story, the history, and sightseeing. Well organized. If you have younger children, they offer a shorter 45-minute more-animated storytelling/singing version, btw.

1  Thank cordryka
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Not only was it very informative it was a lot of fun. The tour guides really do a great job keeping your attention. The kids loved it and of coarse you get PLENTY of FREE CHOCOLATE !!!

Thank 725vinnym
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Not just a tour but a liitle bit of Broadway too. Very informative but, better yet, are the two enthusiastic presenters who show their creativity and excellent signing voices to entertain along the way (and the chocolate they shared was great too). Highly recommended.

2  Thank Bill L
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