The Hershey Story Museum, Hershey

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Learn the legacy of Milton Hershey and his chocolate confections at The Hershey Story Museum 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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  • Let's be clear - this isn't the amusement park or the gardens or the monorail tour - it's a somewhat interactive, self-guided tour of how it all began. If you like history - you will enjoy going back ...  more »
  • There is chocolate involved and what could be better than that......not much. Okay, the story of Milton Hershey is a rags to riches American Dream and that by itself is quite intriguing. The museum is...  more »
  • Had always imagined chocolate samples, watching chocolate actually made, but it's slicked into a quick history. We walked through, had a coffee helped by rude waitresses, and left.  more »
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  • Nice place to visit. If you want to buy Hershey products, they have them all. You're not getting any discount. I liked the museum better and there is a free shuttle that runs from Chocolate World to the museum. We parked at the museum and took the shuttle. It was much easier to park.
  • The hot coco tasting from around the world is well worth the cost. It was amazing the taste differences between them. The worker exhibit is hands on and very interesting and entertaining. My wife and I both enjoyed it as well as my 3 and 4 year old girls. Upstairs there was a scavenger hunt my kids had a lot of fun doing. You had to find different items around the museum.
  • If you visiting Hershey, take the time to stop in here. It is not a huge time commitment, you learn a lot about a pretty good guy who lived the American dream! It is pretty much self guided at your own pace, though there a few folks around to answer questions if you want. Don't screw around...Just go for the museum and chocolate lab package. You get to listen to a couple fun little ladies tell you about cocao beans and you get to make your own little personal chocolate bar. Nothing fancy, but some great Americana here. Take it in. Make sure to stop in for the (drinkable) chocolate tasting before you leave. You will be impressed by the wide variation of the flavors. A great place to bring the kids or connect with your own 'inner kid' if you don't have any or yours are long gone!
  • Very beautiful, doesn't take too long to go through. You can walk it at your own pace. Read what you want. Watch what you're interested in. We did the whole thing in about 35 minutes.
  • We had a most wonderful time at the Chocolate Lab and Museum. What an amazing man Milton Hershey was. Truly an American success story.

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Where to stay in Hershey

Get into the spirit of things by staying at one of the Hershey Company’s official resorts, which include a hotel, lodge, and campground. All of these offer complimentary shuttle service to Hershey Company attractions, as well as reduced admission prices. There are plenty of options for those who need a break from chocolate, too. Hershey boasts a selection of conveniently located motels, hotels, and inns with no affiliation to the candy brand.
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