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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. Take a look at our Hershey family vacation planner to schedule your visit to The Hershey Story Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It was interesting to see how everything was made and how it all started. Nice items to buy. It was very interesting the Hershey Story  more »
  • Took the trolley tour. I usually don't say this or in this case write it but this is a must thing to do. Yes it costs a few dollars but what an amazing story they tell on the tour of this man and what...  more »
  • Learned a lot about how to make Hershey's chocolate from the ingredients to the actual cooking process. The ride was also very fun. Watch out for the store itself, you could walk out spending hundreds...  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.
  • This is a very interesting museum that lays out the history of Hersey. You can easily get through the museum within an hour, if you don't do the Chocolate Lab. There is an interactive museum that great for kids where you can pretend that you're a factory worker. If you want to do any chocolate tasting you have to pay extra.