Finally, give your kids a taste of history through dessert. The Franklin Fountain is an authentic, old-fashioned soda fountain with a pressed-tin ceiling and a pre-digital-era cash register and phone. Soda jerks in white paper hats and bow ties serve old-timey treats: phosphates, egg creams and ice cream sodas like a Cherry Bomb -- a gob of chocolate ice cream dropped in a glass of cherry soda. The menu changes seasonally, and everything is made in-house from the ice cream to the hot fudge to the flavored syrups. If candy is more your thing, the Shane Confectionery next door sells handmade sweets, like candied fruit slices, that are weighed on manual scales and packaged in white paper cones. As in the old days, the only currency accepted here is cash.