This week the U.S. Postal Service will release a set of new Soda Fountain Favorites stamps. The booklet of 20 stamps will feature five different illustrations: a double-scoop ice cream cone, an egg creme, a banana split, a root beer float and a hot fudge sundae.

The June 30 first-day ceremony is set to take place at the Elliston Place Soda Shop in Nashville, Tennessee. Built in 1939, the Elliston Place Soda Shop was originally a drug store but was later modified to include the soda fountain area. The drug store disappeared in 1965 but the soda fountain and restaurant are still alive today.

The Elliston Place Soda Shop is on the national register of historic places and is mentioned in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. The nostalgic atmosphere makes Elliston Place a popular filming site for music videos, television commercials and photo shoots. Celebrities and local and national politicians frequently stop in for a visit.

When you visit Nashville, be sure to include this on your checklist of places to visit and have a great old-fashioned ice cream dessert!


Fun Excursions in a Box Guide: Nashville