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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Visiting the Birthplace of Milton S. Hershey

Birthplace of Milton S. Hershey in Hershey Pennsylvania
We're pretty fortunate that we live about 15 minutes from the sweetest place on earth...Hershey in Pennsylvania. For those of you who are not familiar with this area, Hershey is the birthplace of Milton S. Hershey and the Hershey Chocolate Company. He built this lovely little town and then he made it famous with his delicious chocolate candies.

On a recent trip into town we decided to stop by the birthplace of Milton Snavely Hershey who was born in 1857 and died in 1945. When we stopped by, they had the gates up and closed across the driveway that leads down to a very nice house. I believe that house isn't open to the public, hence why the gates were closed.

There is a historical marker that is located at Homestead Lane near Near US Route 322.
Milton S. Hershey Historical Marker in Pennsylvania

Milton S. Hershey

Entrepreneur and philanthropist born here September 13, 1857. Founded Lancaster Caramel Company in 1886 and Hershey Chocolate Company in 1894; introduced milk chocolate in 1900. Developed Hershey as a model town and home of the world's largest chocolate factory. With his wife, Catherine Sweeney, he founded the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and endowed it with his personal fortune.

By: 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Fall Foliage in Hershey Pennsylvania

We couldn't obtain any other pictures of the property, but we did get this nice photograph of the fall foliage along Homestead Lane. As you can tell, we visited his birthplace during the Autumn season and if you're driving into the area during the peak of the fall foliage, you'll be treated to beautiful tree lined streets! Hershey is a great place to visit any time of the year, but it's an extra-special treat during the Autumn season!

If you're documenting historical markers around Pennsylvania (like we do), you'll find 8 total historical markers within a 1 mile radius from this one. You can visit, document and photograph all 8 of them within 30 minutes of time! If you're looking for their specific locations, you can visit our HERSHEY posts right here on our blog and/or check out our historical markers board over on Pinterest.

1 comment:

jopb said...

It would be nice to be able to see his home as well as the surrounding area. I want to visit Hershey.Pa, but have never taken the time to do it.