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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 toured both the museum and the Chocolate lab where we made our own chocolate bars. The museum was very informative and well organized, with nicely curated displays. We did not go to the amusement p...  more »
  • My two friends and I went here on a rainy day we didn't want to go to the park. The historic items and stories throughout the museum are really interesting. The staff was so knowledgeable and helpful,...  more »
  • 7/2/18 My family and I had a great time. My kids participated in the scavenger hunt and loved it, they also recieved a very nice gift at the end. Worth the extra 3 dollars. All in all, very educationa...  more »
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  • Our tickets were free as part of our package with the Hershey Lodge. This museum is very small but very informative for adults who can read everything and have the time to stroll around without small children. While it is very clean and well maintained, it is NOT a place for young children under age 6. It is very quiet, stuffy, and I did not find the staff to be particularly friendly or helpful. My 5 year-old was bored because he can't read everything on his own and my 3 year-old was bored because there was nothing hands on for children her age. Yes, we did the taste lab and it was cute and informative. To charge what they charge per head to do the equivalent of taking melted chocolate and using a spoon to put it in a mold while learning a few facts is not worth the time or money. We can do that at home. Making your own chocolate bar at Chocolate World is far more exciting.
  • The museum is small, costs around $12 a person before discounts. There is free admission for a active duty military which includes an additional $3 off each person's ticket in their group. They also give a $3 discount to teachers. there is a big parking garage in the back which is free to park in which is a plus. Several of the exhibits are interactive for the kids. All in all, it was nice to stop if you're in the area to learn the history. I would not however go out on my way to the museum.
  • I'm a born and raised Hershey girl and I used to work at the muesem at the old location by the skating rink. This one is nice and had a lot more Hershey information. I do miss hearing the clock chime and watch it move during the day and many other things. But it's still a great experience!! If you love chocolate and want to know about a great man who built a town around his product so people could have jobs, built a school so orphans could learn and get a job or go to college and a man who survived the Titanic... Go to the museum! Have a blast! And a drink in the Cafe!
  • The museum looks very informative and complete. However, the cafe in the lobby is wonderful. My family and I needed to grab some breakfast before Hershey Park. We were not disappointed . We were seated outside on the brick patio. Our server took excellent care of us , our fresh and bold coffee never made it to half full as she was right on it. The quality of the food was so much better than what is served from Starbucks or Dunkin. We frequent Hershey as we have family there and of course the park and will definitely go back .
  • A lot of interesting information on Milton Hershey and what he accomplished as well as how his businesses and schools are doing today. The museum part isn't all that big but there's a lot of info that included, pictures, historical pieces and belongings, videos, audio, simulations and interactive props. I enjoyed learning some of the history and also the Cuba exhibit was very nice. I stumbled upon a groupon before hand that included a full flight of chocolate tastings, very enjoyable. My daughter took a chocolate lab where she got to make a candy bar. Nice museum, a little pricey in my opinion, that's the only reason I didn't rate a 5.

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