Entertaining Historical Tours
through America's Sweetest Town!
Experience the beautiful town and inspiring story
of Milton S. Hershey
See Mr. Hershey's birthplace, original Chocolate Factory,
Highpoint Mansion, KISS streetlights, and much more!
Trolleys run 364 days a year, rain or shine (but not in snow).
All departures originate from Hershey's Chocolate World.
Hershey Trolley Works is located at Hershey’s Chocolate World. Tickets are also available for purchase online. The ticket prices are $7.95 for children and Adults are $12.95. Children ages 0-2 years are free. The Trolley Ride lasts about 60 minutes and some of the sights include Milton Hershey’s Birthplace, the original Hershey factory, Highpoint Mansion and a stop at the Milton Hershey School.
The day after a fun-filled but exhausting day at Hershey Park my family decided to head to Hershey’s Chocolate World for some more low-key activities before we headed home. This trolley ride was a perfect fit. It was nice to see the landmarks and also it was extremely informative. I must admit I had very little knowledge about the history of Milton Hershey or Hershey Park. It was inspiring to hear about how Mr. Hershey persevered despite more than one bankruptcy but also all the good he did with his fortune. To this day, Hershey funds Milton Hershey School for those children in financial need.
This ride is very educational but young children can find it boring. However, they do hand out candy throughout the ride so children really enjoy that part. At 60 minutes, it is absolutely a do-able activity for all ages. This ride is a great start or finish to a Hershey vacation!
Take a tour of the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania on an old fashioned trolley. There is a tour guide who tells the story of Mr. Hershey’s journey from humble caramel maker to chocolate mogul. He/She will most likely sing a few tunes and even throw out trivia questions to the passnegers. It’s fun and informative, I ended up learning a lot of things about the Hershey family that I had never heard before. They give you a snack of chocolate (of course) as the trolley ride takes you through the streets of Historic Hershey (keep an eye out for the streetlights) and the Hershey property.
We adults enjoyed the tour, and the kids liked the singing and chocolate, though the little ones took naps on the ride. Seating is limited, so I recommend buying your tokens early in the day. Children under 2 are Free.