Learn about MHS Historical Buildings
Milton Hershey School is a place alive with history. The school was founded when the Deed of Trust was signed on Nov. 15, 1909, and many of our campus buildings are even older. See the graphic below for our list of the Top 5 historic buildings on campus.
Caaba: In 1926, it opened as the first cottage-style student home.
Founders Hall: The building with the iconic dome opened on the anniversary of Milton Hershey’s birthday (Sept. 13) in 1970.
Catherine Hall: Known as “The School on the Hill,” today it serves as a middle school.
Kinderhaus: The oldest building on campus started as a home for the school’s youngest students. Today, it houses the Heritage Center and the Department of School History.
The Homestead: In 1857, Milton Hershey was born in The Homestead. Through the years, the building has housed members of the Hershey family and students. Today, it serves as the residence of the MHS president.