A Guide To Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Learn more about the community of Hershey through this informative article provided by the child abuse attorneys of Hershey. We hope you find learning about the area as interesting as we did.

All About Hershey

Hershey is a census-designated place (CDP) and an unincorporated community in Derry Township of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Part of the Harrisburg-Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area, the town was founded by the Hershey Company in 1903 for its workers. The community included the following:

  • Electricity
  • Indoor plumbing
  • Central heating
  • A public trolley system
  • A free school for children of employees
  • A free vocational school for orphaned and underprivileged boys
  • An amusement park
  • A community center
  • A hotel
  • A zoo
  • A sports area
  • Golf courses

The purpose of creating the town with such features was to provide "a perfect American town in a [rural] natural setting, where healthy, right-living and well-paid workers [can live] in safe, happy homes."

As of the 2010 census, the CDP has a population of 14,257 people. Because it was founded by Hershey and is home to The Hershey Company, the motto of the community is "The Sweetest Place on Eart." Its street lamps are shaped like Hershey Kisses.

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Hershey's Chocolate World

Hershey's Chocolate World includes eight visitor centers situated around the world. Offering marketplace shops and restaurants that specialize in Hershey's chocolate products, the visitor centers feature attractions like the Hershey Trolley Works, Hershey's Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D, Create Your Own Candy Bar, a free Hershey's Chocolate Tour ride, and the Hershey's Unwrapped: A Chocolate Tasting Journey. It is located in Hershey, Las Vegas, Niagara Falls, Times Square and Singapore.

The first Hershey's Chocolate World was open on June 30, 1973, in Hershey, PA, just off of Hersheypark Drive. It is part of the entertainment complex that includes Hersheypark, Hersheypark Arena, Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey Museum and Giant Center. Although situated in the same complex, Hershey's Chocolate World is owned by The Hershey Company, whereas Hersheypark is owned by the Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company. Nonetheless, these two entities are under the Hershey Trust Company.


Hersheypark is a family chocolate theme amusement park in Hershey. Opened in 1906 by Milton S. Hershey as a leisure park for his employees at the Hershey Chocolate Company, it currently houses 76 rides that feature 14 rollercoasters. Some of the rollercoasters that are no longer in operation are the Mini Comet, Roller Soaker, Twin Towers Toboggan, and Wild Cat. Its themed areas include Hershey's Chocholatetown, Founder's Way, The Hollow, Kissing Tower Hill, Pioneer Frontier, Midway America, and The Boardwalk at Hersheypark. The park is also home to the ZooAmerica.

Founders Park

Besides being home to all things Hershey, the community of Hershey also feature a number of parks and recreational spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy. Part of the Derry Township Park system, Founders Park is a public park on Homestead Road. The 41-acre park was developed as a joint project between the Township, Milton Hershey School and the School District. It provides recreational amenities like soccer, lacrosse, softball and baseball fields, as well as playground equipment, swings and a large open area. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk.

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