Schimpff's Confectionery

Coordinates: 38°16′22″N 85°44′29″W / 38.272718°N 85.741253°W / 38.272718; -85.741253
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Schimpff's Confectionery exterior

Schimpff's Confectionery is a historic candy maker, confectionery store, and museum located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, within the Old Jeffersonville Historic District.


The Schimpff family had been making candy in the Louisville, Kentucky area since the 1850s.[1]

The current premises were opened on April 11, 1891 by Gustav Schimpff Sr. and Jr.[2][3] and the family lived above the store.[4]

In 1937 the first and second levels of the business were flooded.[2]

The company is currently owned by fourth generation family members Jill and Warren Schimpff, who took over the business in 1990.[1][3][5]

Since 2000 the store has had two expansions to make room for a candy museum and a demonstration area for visitors to watch the candy being made.[4]


It was featured on the History Channel's Modern Marvels in 2006[6] and by the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana in 2004.[7] It is also noted as one of Indiana's seven "Hidden Treasures".[8]

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  1. ^ a b Zeigler, Connie (2011-08-17). "Schimpff's Confectionery Delights Generations of Candy Lovers". My Indiana Home. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  2. ^ a b Schipper, Joel. "Schimpff's Confectionery celebrates 130 years in business". WDRB. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  3. ^ a b Esarey, Jenna (April 11, 2016). "Schimpff's shows a sign of a different time". Louisville Courier-Journal.
  4. ^ a b "Schimpff's Confectionery blends tradition and innovation". Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery. 2018-12-11. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  5. ^ St. Angelo, Lilly (February 12, 2021). "Schimpff's Confectionary Celebrates Valentine's Day And 130 Years". WFIU.
  6. ^ "Candy". Modern Marvels. Season 12. Episode 7. February 14, 2006. History Channel.
  7. ^ "Schimpff's Confectionery Embraces History". Indiana Landmarks. December 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "City of Jeffersonville - History". City of Jeffersonville, IN. Archived from the original on 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2009-05-25.

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