Hershey, PA,
08:07 AM

Honor Mr. Hershey's Birthday in The Sweetest Place On Earth


164 years ago today, Milton S. Hershey, was born in rural Pennsylvania to Henry and Fanny Hershey. His enduring legacy radiates throughout the town he built for his employees and community members, Hershey, PA. Born on September 13, 1857, Mr. Hershey is remembered as one of our country's greatest philanthropists and business innovators. As stewards of the town he built for his employees and community members, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts has the tremendous honor and responsibility of maintaining The Sweetest Place On Earth and continuing the legacy of Mr. Hershey.

Monday, Sept. 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
ChocolateTown Square*
This event is FREE! 

Join the Hershey community on what would have been Milton Hershey’s 164th birthday. Birthday party attendees can bring their lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy a performance of music reminiscent of Mr. Hershey’s era by The Tunesters of Central Pennsylvania. The celebration concludes with birthday cupcakes donated by Milton Hershey School and milk chocolate bars courtesy of The Hershey Company.

*ChocolateTown Square is located across from The Hershey Story Museum at the intersection of Chocolate and Cocoa Aves. In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be held in the Grand Lobby of The Hershey Story.

Visit The Hershey Story Museum to sign a birthday card for Mr. Hershey, and get a sweet treat! Plus, learn about Mr. Hershey’s business failures and triumphs, personal life, extensive travels, and more.


In 1909, Milton and Catherine "Kitty" Hershey, founded Milton Hershey School (MHS) with the hopes of helping at least 100 kids in need. Leaving their fortune to MHS, Mr. and Mrs. Hershey ensured that generations of in-need children will receive personal care and comprehensive education that would otherwise be absent from their lives. Today, MHS serves students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade from income-eligible families, has more than 2,300 students enrolled, and boasts more than 11,000 alumni, known as 'Milts.' 

Happy Birthday, Mr. Hershey! Thank you for leaving us with such a tremendous legacy! 

About Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is proud to help fulfill the dream of our founder, Milton S. Hershey, by providing value to Milton Hershey School® in its mission of helping students lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives - just as Mr. Hershey intended. Learn more at mhskids.org.