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The Hershey Story

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Address: 63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
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Hershey starts here! How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to...

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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Very Informative & So Interesting!

We loved everything about Hershey! Must see all! The story of Hershey was so informative and very interesting! Children appeared very fascinated!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kodak, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved everything about Hershey! Must see all! The story of Hershey was so informative and very interesting! Children appeared very fascinated!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A walk away from the Hershey park rides is an air conditioned building that contains a nice little display and ride that tells The Hershey Story. It also holds the gift shop, a place to eat and chocolate lab.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

too bad you cannot enroll in the chocolate labs online, it would really save some hassle. that said the ladies holding the lab, we had the truffles one were great: funny, pratcical, informative. the lab itself was easy & much fun for our family of 6, even our 19y old who never eats chocolate enjoyed making the truffles & our... More 

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Port Jefferson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun and educational for the entire family. Kids enjoyed walking around and doing the little scavenger hunt .

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Beltsville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful display--well-done with loads of interesting factoids and some interactive parts. We spent a couple of hours and came away with a whole new appreciation of Milton Hersey and the community he built.

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum is all about the man, Milton Hershey, his life, his vision, his business. Find out about his many ventures and failures, and his fantastic success with making chocolate for the public in mass quantities. Start out learning some of the jobs done in the plant around the turn of the 20th century. Then go upstairs and follow the... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Visited Hershey for the first time with another couple who are seasoned visitors that highly recommended we tour Hershey Story. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum to Milton Hershey and learning his incredible story. Great hands-on exhibits for kids - plan to bring our grandchildren on our next visit!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The museum is really nice in terms of telling all the Hershey's story from days Milton Hershey founded the company and built the city... Not to miss they provide chocolate tasting of 6diff country sourced Cocoa's , awesome...Kids like this for sure, must visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went to the Hershey Story on a nice Sunday afternoon. Wonderful experience! The staff were so nice. They were very interested in hearing our thoughts about what we saw. The hot chocolate tasting from countries around the world was yummy. Would definitely do this again.

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Ansonia, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Made me love Hershey chocolate even more to hear the history story behind the man and his wife. So many young people helped year after year.

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