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Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium - Orrtanna, PA

“Mister Ed” Gotwalt was the founder & former owner of Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium in Orrtanna, Pa.


In 1975, he opened Mister Ed’s: The Area’s Most Unusual General Store, which was located about 2 miles from its current location. The business became a success and Mister Ed became well known.


Mister Ed’s store became an elephant museum & candy emporium at its current location on February 26, 1983. The business grew to be a must-see destination to travelers. Gotwalt added rooms and a variety of stock of unique candy and gifts.


On July 5, 2010, the store caught fire. He was determined to reopen. Within 2 weeks, a temporary store was set-up in a 400-square-foot trailer in theri parking lot and a “Save the Elephants” cleaning event was created. Over 2,000 elephants were destroyed in the fire. Generous donations poured in from across the world. The new store opened on February 5, 2011.


He & his wife, Pat, sold the business to his granddaughter Nicole and husband Isaac in 2014 and it has been a continued success ever since.

Located at: 6019 Chambersburg Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353 (717) 352-3792

Open Everyday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m

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Outside grounds decorations:


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