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.


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

We look forward to seeing you for our in person and  virtual events throughout the holiday season and in the new year!   


 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 and future.


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 to help support our collections and programs, ensuring the future of our history!


COVID - 19


We want to make sure history keeps happening here, so we're asking our guests to adhere to the following guidelines when visiting our center.


In accordance with the latest CDC guidance on minimizing risk of transmitting COVID-19, and with consideration that Dauphin County is an area of substantial or high transmission, we are asking the following of our patrons:

  • We ask that both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated patrons wear a mask (indoors and outdoors during any public gatherings) to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others. 

  • If you do not have a mask we will provide a mask for you.

 We appreciate your participation in keeping our guests and staff safe as we navigate this historically unprecedented time together!




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