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Shane Confectionery, Philadelphia

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
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4.2/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
Shane Confectionery is the oldest continuously-run confectionery in the United States, established in 1863. The Shane family took over the business in 1911, installing elaborately carved woodwork, stained glass and curved windows to showcase the chocolates and confections made onsite. Ninety-nine years later, in 2010, the business transitioned to the Berley Brothers who own the nearby Franklin Fountain and whom embarked on a meticulous restoration of the building and business. Candies continue to be made on-site, with an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients, seasonal specialties and old-fashioned quality.
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  • We stumbled upon this candy shop coming back from Elfreth's Alley. The Duck Boat Tour guide was talking about it as we walked by touting it as the oldest candy shop in America, not sure of the accurac...  read more »
  • We stumbled upon Shane Confectionery after viewing some of the historical sites the city has to offer. What a beautiful gem of a candy store! It really was so fun to walk in on this wonder and check o...  read more »
  • After visiting the Franklin Fountain for shakes, sodas, sundaes and dairy free ice cream, we strolled next door to Shane Confectionary. What I stepped inside I was back in time. It was magical! So mag...  read more »
  • Legit old school candy shop with lots of homemade creations that often outdo the leading brands. A ways down market but worth it for a treat.
  • Come to see the very old old-fashioned candy store and marvel at the display. But don't leave with some of the hard candy they make themselves. Well worth a visit, maybe while you are waiting for friends at the popular ice cream place next door.
  • A classic and ageless candy shop! The candy and chocolates are sold at a premium, but this spot features tons of options and a great confectionary experience.
  • Very cool! They hand make the hot chocolate and other drinks with the same care that a super hipster coffee shop pays to their coffee. Worth the inflated price just for the tourist aspect and the ability to watch
  • Great place in a good environment Delicious candy as well
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