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Chocolate Museum

73 Milltown Blvd., St. Stephen, New Brunswick E3L 1G5, Canada
506 466 7848
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in what used to be the original Ganong candy factory, The Chocolate Museum offers an...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Located in what used to be the original Ganong candy factory, The Chocolate Museum offers an interactive way to learn about candy making in St. Stephen - a tradition that has lasted over a century. Explore the history of the Ganong family and the wonder of chocolate with our hands-on exhibits, interactive computer displays, historic chocolate boxes, and antique candy-making equipment. All of Ganong's hand-crafted products are made right here in the museum, allowing you to observe our famous hand dippers at work. Come to the Chocolate Museum to see why St. Stephen is known as "Canada's Chocolate Town", and don't forget to indulge in unlimited Ganong chocolates!

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Portland, Maine
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295 reviews 295 reviews
32 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A fun stop in St. Stephen...Learn how the chocolate is made from start to finish. The scent of chocolate is magnificent and there is a shop to purchase chocolates on your way out. I always buy several boxes for my colleagues, which they now expect, as I travel to New Brunswick often. I believe they make sugar free chocolates as... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Who doesn't enjoy chocolate? It was great to learn the history of a New Brunswick company and how their products are made. If you time it right and go during the annual chocolate festival, there are factory tours too!!

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chocolatemuseum, Manager at Chocolate Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Chocolate Museum! We are glad you enjoyed your trip. Unfortunately, tours of the actual Ganong factory haven't been available for seven years, even during the festival, due to increased health and safety regulations. However, during the Festival we offer a special event where we bring the Ganong employees to our guests and allow them to... More 

Ontario, Canada
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175 reviews 175 reviews
51 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a must-do on our vacation through St Stephens into Maine. Although small, the museum is worth the cost of admission. You have the choice of a self-guided or guided tour (< 1hr). Learn about the history of chocolate and how chocolates are made but better than that...there are trays with mounds of "help yourself" chocolates at the entrance... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great stop on the way South! Our family (13, 17, and 20 year olds plus parents) learned a lot about the Ganong family, ate great chocolate and spent the last of our Canadian money on delicious candy that we gave as hits to friends

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. I was impressed with how much went into making chocolates AND the boxes. I also liked sampling the chocolates. :-) Definitely plan to spent ~1hr here to listen to the short films, and read the displays, and if you're lucky enough, the girl at the door will walk you through a few... More 

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Coaldale, Canada
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39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

How anyone could visit St Stephen and not tour the Chocolate Museum is beyond me. I suppose there are people who do not like, or cannot eat chocolate...you have my sympathy.... The Ganong family have been making chocolates (and other candies) in St Stephen since 1873, in the museum building up until a few years ago when a new facility... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Really an enjoyable tour provided. Took only 30 minutes. Very informative and upbeat tour guide. Highly recommend seeing this museum.

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Watertown, CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Did I ever imagine walking away from several trays of free chocolate? Visit this museum and you not only learn about how chocolate is made, but you also get free samples. (One of the company's owners reportedly ate three pounds of chocolate each day, and you could try that I suppose.) The history is interesting, and watching the hand-dipping is... More 

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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102 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We arrived just in time to join the tour. The guide was great, and so were the chocolates! Chocolate everywhere! They have machinery from the past that is still being used today, hand dipping demonstrations and of course FREE chocolate!! The tour took about an hour and then we popped into the store next door for some chocolate to go...but... More 

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Portland, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My family and I have visited the museum the last two summers. We have gotten the tour both times. The guides are very knowledgeable. Some nice, but short videos fill in some other details. Love the information about the women who hand dip the chocolates. I would pay the admission price just for the samples.

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