Day 106 – The Knott’s Berry Farm Spoon

The final day of theme park week brings us this Knott’s Berry Farm “Independence Hall” spoon, from Buena Park, California.

The building was a passion project for Walter Knott, founder of the amusement park née berry farm, who envisioned Independence Hall as a place where visitors could learn about the signing of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

Completed in 1966 (and restored in 1998) it’s an exact replica of the Philadelphia original, right down to the fingerprints in the handmade bricks (all 140,000 of them!) It’s open every day except Christmas, and admission is always free.

As is the case with the vast majority of pewter spoons, this one does not appear to be possessed by spirits.