America’s Oldest Ice Cream Shop Is Right Here In Pennsylvania

Ice cream has been one of America’s favorite treats for generations. And, while the Chinese are believed to have invented the first ice cream way back in 3000 BC, America’s oldest ice cream shop, Bassetts Ice Cream, happens to be right here in Pennsylvania.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:


1136 Arch Street, Unit 404
Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Pennsylvania lays claim to some pretty impressive stats: oldest ice cream shop, first Ferris Wheel, first bifocals (invented by Benjamin Franklin) and…click here to read more.