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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. To find out how to plan a trip to Hershey, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We did a meal and truffle making class two weeks ago and returned this week for a warm chocolate tasting. Food, truffles and chocolate tasting were yummy. The museum upstairs was very informative on....  more »
  • I did a project on Milton Hershey in grade school and ever since, have been interested in his life. The museum is full of relics from his life (crib) and business (first chocolate molds, machines...  more »
  • Full disclosure - we did not have time to go in the museum. But we did have time to do a chocolate tasting! Great - you get samples of liquid chocolate from around the world - and you can really...  more »
  • Not bad at all! Depends if you're a "blow through the museum quickly" or a "stop at every exhibit and read the content" type of person. I'm the latter thus I enjoyed it. If you're a family with children? Perhaps not so much. That's what the amusement/water parks are for. I would recommend for adults passing through Hershey with several hours to fill.
  • We were pleasantly surprised. We planned a trip to Hershey because it had been many years. We did not know what to expect but loved the self guided tour. We did the chocolate lab and loved making our own chocolate bar and learning about where chocolate comes from. We also did the chocolate tasting and would highly recommend that.
  • We had free admission since we purchased a holiday package at Hershey Lodge. The museum was a great place to learn about the history of Hershey and had a lot of unique items to view. They even have an interactive setup throughout the museum that ties in all the themes together. My one word of advice is that if you are planning to take the trolley tour; do that first. I would have appreciated more of the museum if I have done it that way.
  • It's not like any other museum. A normal museum will just display their things. This museum was able to cram up Milton S. Hershey's whole life into one museum and still make it interesting. At the entrance, they will give you a coin to start the videos in the museum. In my opinion, I like the video game where you have to make a kisses machine work in time. It challenging! Fun for all kids to enjoy. It's easy to take care of them when they are hungry or tired. There is a cafe that you will see when you walk in and videos where you can sit down to relax for a little bit. Visit the gift shop on your way out! 😊
  • Huge 2 stores building about first mass production of chocolate. The museum offering chocolate making class experience, hot chocolate tasting and few halls multimedia exhibition about history of chocolate production and Hershey himself. Sorry for my broken English, but simply can not find the way to describe level of my delightfulness. The museum is absolutely fantastic and easily can turn adult to the kid from the movie and time is flying extremely fast. Well done, The Hershey museum, well done!

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