Milton Hershey, born of mennonite parents combined
his parents 17th Century work ethic with 20th Century
technology when he built a factory northwest of
Lancaster on Route 283 where he also built a town
and eventually a huge complex dedicated to
Although raised by Mennonite parents, Hershey
embraced the machine age and put the latest 1905
technology to work near a source of abundant fresh
milk to become our favorite chocolateer.
With his fortunes from chocolate, he built an antique
automobile collection, a huge amusement park, a zoo,
and a 23-acre rose garden for his wife.
Visitors can take trolley rides through the town on
streets named Chocolate Ave and Hershey Drive,
each lined by street lamps in the shape of the Hershey
Kiss. A highlight for kids might be the tour of a
simulated factory complete with animated cows that
sport boas and croon a hip-hop opus to milk.
While it is unlikely that Mr. Hershey would have chosen
the musical accompaniment for the factory tour, he
was an innovator; the factory now processes one
million pounds of milk chocolate daily and ships 80
million Hershey Kisses each day throughout the world.
In fact everything in town says chocolate and this
includes a spa treatment at the Hotel Hershey where
you can wash away your travel aches immersed in
warm slurry of rich therapeutic chocolate.
The Penn Dutch Amish Family uses covered coach
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How to Reach Amish Penn Dutch Country:
By Auto: From the south take Route 95 to Baltimore, Route 83 to York (Harley Factory).
Route 30 to Lancaster,
From the north,: Route 95 to Philadelphia and then Routes 76, 202 and 30 to Lancaster.
From the west, Harrisburg
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Hershey Sightseeing, Amish Penn Dutch Country, PA
While Hershey Sightseeing in Amish Penn Dutch Country
Visitors can take trolley rides through the town on streets
named Chocolate Ave and Hershey Drive, each lined by
street lamps in the shape of the Hershey Kiss.
A highlight for kids might be the tour of a simulated factory
complete with animated cows.