Join Atlas Obscura Society Philadelphia and Shane Confectionery for a delicious exploration of America's oldest continuously operating confectionery. The tour traverses Shane Confectionery's shop, candy kitchen, and Chocolate Works production spaces, where you'll taste your way through their history, while learning about antique equipment and techniques still in use today. For the first time, Shane's Collections Manager, Laurel Burmeister, will also be opening their archives to the public, offering a unique, curated look into turn-of-the-century collections which shed light on the history of ice cream, confections, and chocolate in America.
ABOUT SHANE CONFECTIONERY
Shane Confectionery is the oldest continuously operating confectionery in the United States, with candy made on site since 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 crafted in the kitchens above. In 2010, the business transitioned to the Berley Brothers, owners of the nearby Franklin Fountain, who embarked on a meticulous restoration of the building and business. Candies and bean-to-bar chocolate continue to be made on-site, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, seasonal specialties, and old-fashioned quality.
**Note: The original date of Friday, August 24th had to be changed. This event is happening on Wednesday, August 22nd**