It’s a Hershey landmark, a curiosity to visitors and the symbol of Milton Hershey’s most important legacy. The building with the dome is Founders Hall at the Milton Hershey School, an imposing white marble structure that stands tall on the school’s main campus as a tribute to its founder.
Founders Hall was opened in 1970, constructed over a three-year period as a monument to the school’s founders, Catherine and Milton S. Hershey. As breathtaking as the building can be in daylight, Founders Hall is even more impressive after dark when its massive dome is lit.
In addition to its administrative offices and 2700-seat auditorium, Founders Hall is home to the MHS Visitors Center, a must-see for tourists to our town. The Visitors Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. year ‘round, seven days a week (except for school holidays). Visitors are welcome to roam the rotunda and view a 15-minute video about the school and its founder, and a host is on duty to answer questions. No reservations are required, and there is no admission fee.