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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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  • The museum is beautiful, interactive, and very engaging! We were surprised that we spent almost 2 hours here. Would definitely recommend visiting at least once.  more »
  • Just 2 seniors traveling through the area who wanted to at least say we saw Hershey. Chose this museum and were very glad we did. M. Hershey was a very generous man and forward thinking in many ways. ...  more »
  • You learn about all Hersey himself did to make this town what it has become. Just a great story from a kind man. A nice step back in time  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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