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The Hershey Story, Hershey

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Learn the legacy of Milton Hershey and his chocolate confections at The Hershey Story through interactive exhibits and activities. Watch the process of creating a chocolate bar, from planting cocoa beans to making your own delicious treat. Sample warm chocolate flavored drinks, such as fruity African and Indonesian caramel. Younger guests can become apprentices and engage in scavenger hunts. See the collection of chocolate-making tools and machines, molds, promotional materials, and numerous non-confectionary artifacts related to Hershey. Browse through rare and historical sweets and souvenirs at the museum shop. To find out how to plan a trip to Hershey, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We have been to Hershey Park several times but did not know about Milton Hershey. This is a must see museum!  more »
  • An interesting little museum about Milton Hershey (a very interesting man who deserves his own museum), if you have the time. Personally I didn't feel it's worth the cover price, but we got in with a ...  more »
  • Who knew Milton Hershey was such a compelling figure??? An innovative business man ahead of his time and a philanthropist, he cared about the people and town of Hershey and used his riches for the gre...  more »
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  • A cute little museum dedicated to the life and story of the iconic founder of Hershey's - Milton Hershey. With interactive displays and chocolate manufacturing tutorials, there's plenty to do that's both fun and educational. Also, be sure to check out the chocolate shots at the chocolate cafe on the ground floor and the kick-starting nitro coffee at the cafe downstairs. Definitely worth a visit when in Hershey!
  • You would think being in Hershey PA and at the museum you would be able to buy unique candy saying you had been to the museum ? Only a huge almond chocolate bar wrapped in Hershey paper. The souvenirs were on the pricey end. We didn't have kids with us so we weren't able to create our own candy either. The history of Milton Hershey was wonderful and the artifacts were very nice. This is a free exhibit with the kids activities costing about 6.00 each.
  • A little too in depth about Hershey's personal life...It got a little bit old. I don't think anybody is really interested in his lunchbox from 2nd grade or a button that fell off his shirt one time (not actual items in there but I am making an example). However, everything was displayed nicely and flowed well. The best things in there were the timeline of all the candies they have released and some of the examples of the machines/processes. Wanted to buy something for a friend but absolutely boring stuff in gift shop - nothing special.
  • Very cool, lots of fun and great place to take family! The chocolate tasting is awesome! You can make your own candy bar, too, if you want. Highly recommend as a place to check out of you're from out of town and visiting Hershey!
  • Such a great museum! A lot of information and delicious chocolate testing! Spent a great time there.

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