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Heritage Center at Kinderhaus


635 Meadow Lane
Hershey, PA 17033
United States

About Heritage Center at Kinderhaus

Originally constructed circa 1817, Kinderhaus is the oldest building on the campus of the school and now serves as home to the Department of School History. Kinderhaus is German for children’s home. The structure was originally a stone farmhouse built by Isaac Hershey, Milton Hershey’s great-grandfather. Milton Hershey purchased the home and surrounding farm in 1906 and used the property to house students beginning in 1912.

Photo (Clockwise from top): Kinderhaus, 1912; Kinderhaus, 2006; Kinderhaus, 2011

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