When the air is rich with the sweet smell of chocolate, you know you're nearing the "Sweetest Little Town on Earth".... Hershey, PA. And when you see street lights shaped like Hershey Kisses, you have arrived!
Hershey is home to world-renowned Hershey's Chocoate, founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 and is still the site of the company's major production facilities.
Besides being renowned for its famous chocolate, Hershey is a unique little town with a fascinating history to explore.
On your guided tour of Hershey, you will learn all about how the town was founded, funded, and prospered under Milton Hershey's control. The philanthropic organization that Mr. Hershey founded to help orphaned children has a fascinating history of its own and remains a living legacy to its founder.
You can plan a half-day tour or a full day or more of touring in Hershey with many things to see, do, and experience.
Chocolate World is a "Must Stop, Must Shop!" destination for anyone visiting Hershey. Take the free tour ride on a journey that begins with the harvesting of cocoa beans and ends with the production of Hershey's chocolate candy. Shop for candy and souvenirs, and enjoy lunch on your own at the Chocolate World Cafe. You can also have a chocolate tasting experience, and make your own candy bar, complete with a wrapper that you design!
The Hershey Story Museum
The Hershey Story Museum highlights the history of the town and its founder, Milton S. Hershey. You'll learn about Milton Hershey's impoverished childhood, his early business failures, and his ultimate sucdess. You'll discover how Mr. Hershey inspired creativity among his employees to create the first milk chocolate mass production techniques. Find out how the company grew to be the largest chocolate factory in the world and celebrate the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. Maybe you'll want to roll up your sleeves and have fun participated in the Chocolate Lab... a hands-on workshop! Or perhaps you'll enjoy a tasting of warm drinking chocolates from around the world. The Hershey STory Museum offers a great learning experience for chocolate lovers of all ages!
Founders Hall is a tribute to Milton S. Hershey and the school that he founded for orphaned children. The building is an imposing dome structure featuring the 2nd largest rotunda in the world! Visitors can roam the rotunda and a view a 15 minute video about the school and it's founder. It's a MUST SEE in Hershey and admission is free!
The Dearden House
The Dearden House is an alumni campus for the Milton Hershey School and has a fascinating history. It was first used as a home for orphaned children in 1821, housing boys in grades 6 through 12. Much of the home has been restored to its orginal condition to give you a first-hand look into what life was like for children living there in the 1800's.
Hershey Trolley Works
The Hershey Trolley is a fun way to travel through the unique town of Hershey, see all the famous sites, and learn about the town's unique history.
Antique Automobile Museum
Step back in time at this unique automobile exhibit featuring innovative and interactive exhibits illustrating the historical evolution of the automobile. An entertaining and education experience for all ages!
Hershey Gardens features 23 acres of horticultuiral excellence, including magnificent theme gardens, the amazing outdoor Butterfly House, and children's Garden.
There's even more for your group to see and do in Hershey, PA. Ask us for other ideas to include in your tour package!