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The Hershey Story
Ranked #4 of 35 things to do in Hershey
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The story of Miton Hershey was great,his legacy was carried on,he gave money to his employees to purchase homes to live in!!.His son followed in his foot steps.We made snores while there,were featured in a magazine,got hired to work at the factory with a wage of 9 cents.In the gift shop were scented chocolate ink pens.They need to touch base on Milton Hershey in history class.You would love the scavenger hunt:looking for clues,reading,answering questions and solving mysteries.Real educational moment.

Thank Tasoma W
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Went in here with my husband not knowing what to expect of history. And what we saw was a beautiful journey of one man and his perseverance to make chocolate affordable. It was an amazing presentation of a lot of things associated with Milton Hershey & his company. Loved the museum for that. It has a chocolate lab where one can experience chocolate and make our own candy bar. It is a fun thing to do. It is the same attraction as that offered in the Chocolate world only much less crowded than there. We also tasted the Origins of chocolate set. It had a set of 6 chocolate shots from various parts of the world. It was so Yummy and I was glad we did that here instead of at Chocolate world. It was fun and I would recommend this place highly.

1  Thank Shilpa N
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Going into the museum, I was skeptical that the kids (ages 9 and 10) would find it to be interesting at all. Especially after having just spent 3 hours in Hershey's Chocolate World. When purchasing our museum tickets we spent the extra $3 each for the scavenger hunt package for the kids.... this was the best money I spent the entire day. The next 90 minutes was a challenging, exciting, education-filled experience for the whole family. The scavenger hunt is structured so that you find some information and then go check in with the staff before moving on to the next area. Very well done. Highly recommended experience.

Thank Jason P
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

At the ticket counter we purchased our Museum tickets as well as little booklets for the kids to become the Apprentice of M.S. Hershey. The first thing you see when you walk into the building is this big machine, the XPLOROSCOPE. It takes your picture, you type your name on the screen and it asks you questions about your interests. Then it prints a Hershey Story Passport for you. We decided to do the Apprentice Program first, the kids learn and search for information as they enter each section of the Museum. After each page they completed, they have a staff member look at it and they get a little prize (mostly a stamp or seal). There were lots of interesting things to see in the Museum, from the beginnings of a failed business, to the early years, to the booming business it's become today. There were interactive activities for the kids to do throughout the museum, like make their own chocolate bar label, a newspaper with your picture, all of this is emailed to you. However, since we were doing the Apprentice program, the newspaper was printed for us, rolled up and sealed with a Hershey Kiss sticker. After completing the program, the kids received a little commemorative coin. It was only $3.00 each for the kids to complete the program, and well worth it. Besides the story of how the business came about, what resonates the most with me is what a great man Hershey was. He helped so many people during and after his lifetime. There is a wing of the Museum dedicated to the legacy Hershey left the community. After visiting the Museum, which is upstairs, we came back down for the kids to participate in another section which was basically a fun little area to see if you had what it takes to work at the Hershey factory back when it all started. There were candy bar stacking, sorting, etc. activities. After each activity they embossed their booklet with a stamp. At the end, they find out what kind of job they would qualify for at the factory. They enjoyed these activities as well. There is also a Chocolate Lab, Chocolate Tasting, which required additional tickets, and we did not buy these. There is also a place to buy some food treats and a gift shop. We had a fun time!

Thank 4320jdfarmer
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

First visited here a few years ago with my husband only and we loved it. You could really learn about Milton Hershey and his legacy of chocolate in just a couple of hours. We brought our teenage sons back to take it in. They were excited to go to Hershey Park and weren't interested in reading all of the interesting displays and so they didn't enjoy it as much as I thought but I would highly recommend this activity to all Hershey visitors. If you do go you must do the Chocolate Lab where you have a small group learning experience about the chocolate itself and get to make your own chocolate bar to take with you-Yummy!

Thank KPKarol6241
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