True Treats Historic Candy, Harpers Ferry

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Sweet treats and history come together at True Treats Historic Candy, America's only research-based candy store dedicated to teaching the public about the surprising story behind some of the world's most popular confectionery. You'll find the shop organized in chorological order, with a little history on each label--and if you wish to know more, the shopkeepers will be more than happy to provide further insight. Combination shop and museum, this venue sells all kinds of retro favorites, from simple toffees and taffies, to licorice twists and bubblegum cigars. There's lots to explore here, much to learn, and plenty to take home to friends and family. Using our international travel planner, Harpers Ferry attractions like True Treats Historic Candy can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Interesting items and I did buy a couple of things, but the woman ringing me up was much more interested in talking with the person sitting at the table than she was interested in talking with me. Tha...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Nice stop for quick history of candy. One is an author and a neat individual to chat with. Of course, candy selection was nice.  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    A cute little shop with the candies sorted in areas by decade . Prices are very high in my opinion. It was nice to look at and browse around. We would have left with many things if prices were closer ...  more »
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  • May 20, 2017
    While staying in Harper's Ferry last year(2016), I stopped here twice and spent around $60 for three plastic grocery bags full off historic candy! You'll find almost anything candy from various eras. I thoroughly enjoyed reading historic facts about each candy on the candy labels. In addition to candy, they also sell items such as marshmellow root. There is also vintage memorabilia objects and books for sale that the owner has written about historic candy. It's a must stop if you enjoy anything about candy, history, or are just looking for a neat gift.
  • June 20, 2017
    Owner is very friendly. Great place with such a variety of candies I have never seen before. Great place.
  • December 13, 2016
    Prices are absolutely outrageous. That being said, they offer many options that simply aren't available conveniently anywhere else. The staff isn't really all that friendly (or punctual around lunch time). We like the Rose Turkish Delight.
  • November 5, 2016
    Great place for all ages! Don't miss checking this place out. Recognized as the only historic candy store in US!!
  • July 30, 2016
    This place is amazing.. step back in time and taste a piece of history. These are real authentic candies using recipes from the past. Wonka couldn't have done it better.

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Many genteel wooden or red-brick houses in the area have been converted into inns and bed and breakfasts, with a few offering hostel accommodations. Each is situated among trees and gardens in this tight-knit community. Most of the lodgings have only a few rooms, so make reservations early.
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