The Hershey Story Museum, Hershey

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  • Address: 63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-7175348939
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
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About The Hershey Story Museum, Hershey

Located on the Chocolate Avenue, this specialty museum is dedicated to the history and legacy of Milton Hershey and the chocolate treats invented by him which delighted the entire world.

It is an interactive museum offering chronicles based on Milton Hershey’s life, businesses, community and philanthropies. There is also a separate section known as the chocolate lab which provides activities of chocolate making for visitors. The museum also provides an insight into the countries of origin of chocolates and tasting samples.

The Hershey Story Museum Information

  • Pets not allowed.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Group discounts are available.
  • Children under 4 are not allowed inside the lab.
  • Food and drink not allowed inside the exhibition.

The Hershey Story Museum Ticket Prices

  • Senior (62+): 9 USD
  • Children (3-12): 7.50 USD
  • Chocolate lab, apprentice have separate tickets.
  • Combined pass for Hershey Gardens & Hershey Story Combo Pass is available.

The Hershey Story Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • For detailed schedule, visit official website.

How To reach The Hershey Story Museum by Public Transport

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The Hershey Story Museum, Hershey Reviews

  • Let me start by saying that this was a fun museum. There is more packed in here than you might expect. Besides just the museum, they have a area where you can learn to make your own chocolates (this activity is not included with museum admission) which I did not have time to do, they have a cafe, and they have a hot chocolate tasting. I did the hot chocolate tasting which had 6 different blend from around the world, and i must say it was not only goo, but fun and interesting as well. It's a bit on the expensive side for what it is, but when on vacation.... If you have $10 to spare, I would recommend this. The museum itself tells the story of Milton Hershey, and eventually morphs into a history of the town itself. The middle section with all of the ads and marketing was really interesting as was the giant timeline on the wall. Several parts of this museum were interactive (Mostly with touch screens) and you could easily spend 3 hours here if you wanted to read every last thing. if you are going to Hershey, this should be at or near the top of your list of things to do.

  • The museum wasn't bad, but I would suggest it more for older children and adults only. For those ages, I think it would be great. I had my 3 and 7 year old with me. Before purchasing tickets, I asked if the activities were age appropriate for my children, and was told yes. My 7 year old tried to keep up with the scavenger hunt (museum), but got bored because it was a bit above his understanding; there was a lot of reading involved with zero hands-on activities. I paid $70 for the museum and the chocolate lab experience, and it was far beyond their ability levels. When going back to the front desk to see if I could get reimbursed just for the chocolate lab portion, since we already participated in the museum portion and wouldn't participate in the lab, I was told no refunds. I was a bit frustrated, because I was told it would be entertaining enough for my children but I could tell it was not an age appropriate activity for my kiddos (adults were sitting and listening to someone talk and only participating in chocolate making a little bit... was told it was 45 min long presentation). As an early childhood educator, I would only recommend these activities for children 10 and up. If it hadn't been for my experience/frustration with customer service, and the cost I paid to not get much out of an experience that was meant specifically for my children, I would have recommended the location to others with older children without hesitation. This place has potential to be very entertaining for families with children, 3rd/4th grade and up.

  • Really enjoyed the experience. Something for everyone. The kids loved making their own chocolate bars and I enjoyed reading about the company and those who made it and the town great. Rated the 5th best hockey town in America. Would love to live there.

  • Learned a lot about Hershey's history during this self guided tour through the museum. Some really neat things to see and read throughout the entire museum. It was more interesting and I learned a lot more than I expected. It was a very educational trip. the building is beautiful inside and out, seemed to have plenty of parking. The chocolate tasting is also located here, located below the museum, around the stairs. The tasting consists of 6 different chocolates that come out in little glasses liquid style along with a card on the table to read about each one you are tasting. Fun experience.

  • Young kids may get bored quickly, but the story the Hershey story is fascinating and I found my self surprised how much time I wanted to spend at each exhibit. We only stayed an hour, but I would have stayed longer. Great activity for a cold winter day.

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