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Mister Ed's Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium

6019 Chambersburg Rd, Orrtanna, Pennsylvania 17353 USA

92 Reviews
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Opens Fri 9a
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  • Pet Friendly
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“Roasted peanuts, retro candy & gifts!”

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum features elephant collectibles, and a gift shop offering fresh roasted peanuts and nuts, homemade and retro candy and gifts.

Billed as the “Gettysburg area’s most unique attraction,” Mister Ed’s was opened by “Mister Ed” Gotwalt in 1975. He sold the business to his granddaughter Nicole and her husband Isaac in 2014.

The 82-year-old Mister Ed is something of a local celebrity—he stayed up 76 hours during the nation’s bicentennial and stages elaborate Fourth of July fireworks displays and Christmas celebrations. He received his first elephant as a wedding gift and the collection grew as he started to receive elephants as gifts and donations. The museum part of the general store can be viewed free of charge and now contains more than 12,000 elephant figurines.

In July of 2010, the store caught fire and was destroyed. More than 2,000 elephants were lost in the fire, but Gotwalt received thousands of donations from across the world and opened a new store in February of 2011. Outside the store is an elephant graveyard, full of the broken bits of figurines that couldn’t be saved.

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Kim H.

Cool, off the beaten path kinda place. Just beware of the candy you might buy. We were not acknowledged when we walked in on Friday April 20th. The two employees working behind the counter were... Read more

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A place to maybe stop in at least once if you are in the area, especially if visiting Gettysburg and you have children. There are some cute, interesting spots on the grounds to check out, like the... Read more

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LOVE Mister Ed's - started coming here when my kids were small & have made a tradition of stopping in when in the Gettysburg Area. Great selection of candies to satiate anyone's sweet tooth, as... Read more

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium

6019 Chambersburg Rd
Orrtanna, Pennsylvania
17353 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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