Witness our unique heritage come to life at the Hershey History Center.  Explore exhibits chronicling the community built on chocolate, the military heroes that became world renowned, and the legendary hockey franchise that calls our town home.

Step back in time as you learn how our community's past has shaped our lives today.  

Children can discover interactive displays while guests experience a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, and archives defining our local narrative.  ​


We invite you to be our guest - visit, explore, and discover how the Hershey History Center is making History Happen Here.

Nicole Soliday 

Executive Director

Hershey History Center


 The Hershey History Center offers programs and events throughout the year; from our Annual Gala to tours and trips.  

Now that we have reopened, we look forward to seeing you for our in person and  virtual events.   


 Our exhibits offer insight and perspective into our community’s history, before chocolate and beyond.  Interpretive displays tell the stories and bring to life the voices of those who shaped, built, and maintain our legacies


Your contributions help sustain our mission to preserve and promote the rich history of Derry Township and Hershey, PA.  

Consider joining as a member, or giving a gift today to help support our collections and programs. 


Saturday, May 8, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

On the grounds of the Cocoa Beanery and Englewood Barn 

  Hershey, PA

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COVID - 19


Now that we have reopened, we will take the following steps to ensure our facility is safe for your visit:  

  • Staff and visitors over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask/face covering.

  • Safe distance indicators provide for social distancing of at least 6 feet for guests.

  • Visitors are limited to 25 persons.

  • Museum hours are limited and appointments are required for in-person research.

  • Sanitizing of high-touch surfaces occurs throughout the day.

  • Closure of our interactive Discovery Room remains in effect.



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the history of Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

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