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Franklin Fountain

  • Neighborhood:
  • 116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • Phone: 215-627-1899
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  • Alcohol: BYOB
  • Price: $$
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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Taste Civil War-Era Food at the Mütter Museum’s Refreshment Saloon

Mütter Museum / Facebook

Mütter Museum / Facebook

It’s safe to say that most American adults — and most American school children — are more knowledgeable about the Civil War than our angry-tangerine-in-chief appears to be.

This Saturday, May 6th, you can brush up on your Civil War history even further at the Mütter Museum, which is hosting a special Refreshment Saloon featuring the kinds of foods that soldiers and civilians ate in the mid-nineteenth century.

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More Ice Cream News For A Frigid Day

P'unk Burger and Franklin Fountain are collaborating on milkshakes.

P’unk Burger and Franklin Fountain are collaborating on milkshakes.

A couple of days ago, we told you about the grand opening (happening tonight) of the first Weckerley’s Ice Cream storefront in Fishtown. And now (because, apparently, December is just the right time for ice cream news), we’ve got this:

Starting yesterday, East Passyunk’s P’unk Burger started collaborating with Old City’s Franklin Fountain on milkshakes and scoops–making P’unk the only location on the Avenue (and in all of South Philly) to get Franklin Fountain’s ice cream.

So what kind of flavors do they have available on this cold and frosty day?

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5 Ice Cream Shops That are Worth the Drive

The counter at West Chester Coffee & Ice Cream Bar | Photograph by Jauhien Sasnou

The counter at West Chester Coffee & Ice Cream Bar. | Photograph by Jauhien Sasnou

Franklin Fountain, Old City’s destination ice cream shop, might get all the buzz, but these retro soda shops and on-the-farm dairies are equally sweet spots to get your brain freeze on. We promise: These ice cream shops are all more than worth the trip.

For a country treat: Chester Springs Creamery at Milky Way Farm
The coolest thing about this working Chester Springs farm and dairy is that every single cow has a name, and every single ice cream in the creamery is attributed to one of them. So when you pop into the big, bright ice-cream shop on the top of the hill, you’ll be scoring a cone of Melody’s mocha chip or Bessie’s black raspberry. Don’t limit your visits to summer: Come fall, you can score Abby’s apple cinnamon ice cream.
521 East Uwchlan Avenue, Chester Springs.
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