The Beginning… John and Fannie Beiler began making candles in their
basement in the late 60’s. The
candle making business expanded so rapidly that they moved the candle
operation three times before settling in Intercourse.
The initial building consisted of 12,000 square feet and was
built in 1982. Today the
building consists of approximately 28,000 square feet and is owned and
operated by the Hurst family.
For Over 30 Years…
Local craftsmen at The Old Candle Barn have been hand pouring and
dipping candles still using the same old fashion methods.
We retail our quality handmade candles in our gift shop,
including our line of primitive jars, crocks and lumpy pillar candles.
We also wholesale to other gift shops throughout the USA, most recently expanding our wholesale division to include oil lamps,
Dietz lanterns, Coleman products, and Rayovac batteries.
Our Gift Shop… is housed in a barn style building and located
right in the heart of Intercourse.
We offer the latest in home décor as well as the old time
you’ll find it filled to the rafters with ideas to beautify and warm
your home… Braided Rugs … Potpourri … Stoneware … Window
Lights …Homespun Dry Goods … Pottery
… Linens …. Tinware… and of course candles … nearly 500 scents
to sniff and enjoy.