The Hershey Factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania, offers free 30-minute tours during operating hours, which visitors can join without tickets or advance notice. The tour highlights all of the key steps from chocolate bean to chocolate bar and includes a free sample at the end.
The Hershey Factory is open almost every day of the year, generally opening at 9 a.m. and closing between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. The factory tour is conducted on amusement-park-style cars. The tour begins with an explanation of the importance of milk in chocolate and concludes with photograph and a free miniature Hershey's chocolate bar.