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The Hershey Story

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63 West Chocolate Avenue,
Hershey, PA 17033
(717) 534-8939

Journey through the inspiring life of Milton S. Hershey and learn about the man, his chocolate company, the town that bears his name, and his generous legacy. The Museum Experience features five permanent, interactive exhibits that highlight pivotal parts of Mr. Hershey's amazing rags to riches journey.

  • Failures to Fortunes
  • Sweet Innovations
  • Power of Promotion
  • Hershey Builds Hershey
  • A Living Legacy

The Museum also features a special exhibit gallery that includes in-house productions as well as traveling shows. 

Want to learn even more about chocolate? Plan a visit to the Chocolate Lab where you will participate in a 45-minute hands-on class. Discover where cocoa beans are grown, how they are harvest and how they are processed. And, make and take-home your very own delicious treat! Visit our website for more information about the Lab as well as class themes and schedules.

Be sure to stop by the Museum Store for a wide variety of merchandise including keepsake ornaments, commemorative tins and jars, cookbooks, delectable confections and, of course, chocolate.

Finish your trip to the Hershey Story with a lunch, dinner or a snack at The Pantry Cafe, which offers a unique selection of sandwiches, salads and desserts. The cafe is open from 7 am to 7 pm. Looking for something a little lighter? Try Tastings, which offers sample flights of warm drinking chocolates from around the world. Younger kids can order a mug of warm milk and a chocolate stirring lollipop.

Visit our website for admission prices.


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  • Notes: Open daily. January 10am-5pm February-June 9am-5pm July, August and September through Labor Day 9am-6pm After Labor Day through December 9am-5pm (closes at 3 pm on Christmas Eve)
  • Parking: Parking Garage
  • Payment Accepted:
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  • Price: See website for admission
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  • Price Range: Up to $10