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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  • Truly a notable experience with the candy arranged by century and decade. The staff is knowledgeable and passionate. We got a sampler of different tastes over time. Worth the visit! 
    Truly a notable experience with the candy arranged by century and decade. The staff is knowledgeable and passionate. We got a sampler of different tastes over time. Worth the visit!  more »
  • Now, really, if you're reading about a candy store, you probably are a candy aficionado already, right? And you definitely should not miss this store as it was even featured on Jeopardy! I couldn't....  more
    Now, really, if you're reading about a candy store, you probably are a candy aficionado already, right? And you definitely should not miss this store as it was even featured on Jeopardy! I couldn't....  more »
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  • I loved this place. My friend and I go on a trip together every year and we've visited a lot of candy shops. This is by far the best one. Even counting the ones in Paris. The various candies from throughout the centuries is such a cool and unique spin on the usual candy shop. The descriptions/history printed on the labels were an awesome extra. My only complaint is that not everything seemed to be priced. But still, if I ever go back to Harper's Ferry, I will absolutely go back to this shop.
  • Cool shop to visit. Yummy treats and a history lesson on popular sweets throughout history. Friendly service. The lady running the register actually let us leave the candy we purchased at the register while we finished exploring the shops since it was extremely hot out and we were afraid our candy would melt while we finished exploring.

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