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Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate

21 Unity St, Boston, MA 02113-1315
+1 617-523-6676
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Capt- Jackson- do not bother!

Not exactly what we thought it would be. Only a small portion about Colonial Chocolate making... read more

Reviewed yesterday
coachjakes12
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Cherry Valley, New York
Amazing little shop with the best actors - we learned so much history about Boston & Chocolate!!

My friends and I stopped here during our Boston Pizza Tour and it was fabulous! The two young... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie D
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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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Taste the sweeter side of the Revolution! Visitors will be able to touch, taste, smell, and experience 18th-century chocolate as it was enjoyed by some of Boston’s most famous Revolutionary-era patriots. This experience, the only of its kind in New England, explores the history of chocolate, including how it was produced and consumed during the American colonial period, and its connections to Boston and the Old North Church. Daily demonstrations explore how the chocolate was made and consumed by some of Boston’s most famous Revolutionary-era patriots as well as Captain Newark Jackson for whom the space is named. Captain Jackson's is located in the historic Clough House at 21 Unity Street, Boston. Don't miss this exciting and unique experience!
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“printing press” (27 reviews)
“colonial times” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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21 Unity St, Boston, MA 02113-1315
North End
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+1 617-523-6676
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"chocolate making"
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"printing press"
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"colonial times"
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"drinking chocolate"
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"old north church"
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"short demonstration"
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"printing office of edes"
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"free samples"
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"freedom trail"
in 37 reviews
"chocolate tasting"
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"american heritage"
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"giving samples"
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"colonial life"
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"dressed in period"
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Reviewed yesterday

Not exactly what we thought it would be. Only a small portion about Colonial Chocolate making. Historical presenter playing Jackson was inaccurate on two subjects.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I stopped here during our Boston Pizza Tour and it was fabulous! The two young actors were amazing and really seemed to enjoy telling us about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and how chocolate was made in the early 1800's! We really enjoyed this...More

Thank Stephanie D
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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Stephanie! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate Shop and Patriots Corner! "Dear Professor Longfellow" is our first Patriots Corner exhibit, and we're so glad you enjoyed learning about Longfellow and colonial chocolate. We want to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff here is really nice. If you have a second you can watch a short demonstration on chocolate making.

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, and for taking the time to watch our chocolate history and chocolate-making demonstration!

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Popped in here as part of a pizza walking tour, but you could go on your own. Small shop that sells chocolate and related articles. The staff are in costume and explain the popularity of chocolate during revolutionary times and how it differed from the...More

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed learning about (and tasting!) our 18th century style drinking chocolate! Thanks for your review!

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

It’s one room that sells sweets and various souvenirs. Maybe the chocolate-making demonstrations are amazing...More

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, SuperTed19. Thanks for taking the time to visit us! We invite you to stop in next time and learn about chocolate in Colonial Boston, Captain Newark Jackson (the shop's namesake) and enjoy a sample for yourself. While in the Clough House, be sure to...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

They display very nicely how the spiced chocolate was made and they also let you taste it as hot chocolate. You should know, however, that in Colonial Williamsburg, VA they serve the same American Heritage Chocolate much richer and much better.

Thank Hannu H
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

This is tucked away near the North Church and is totally worth popping into. They do a quick demo and talk about how Chocolate was made during colonial times. They tell you how it differed from chocolate today and you get a small taste of...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

I visited here twice. Once was pretty empty so the experience was nice and we were able to talk with the ladies demonstrating. The second time it was very crowded and it was not enjoyable at all. If you are expecting the sweet taste of...More

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Reviewed December 25, 2017

This was fun! If you love chocolate... and I do! The staff was very nice. They demonstrated making chocolate the old-fashioned way and they offer a sample of their hot chocolate made from melted stuff they make. I've been to a lot of chocolate places...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

Ladies in period dress giving a demonstration on the preparation of chocolate. Hard work in those days. It was very interesting and the ladies were very knowledgeable. Chocolate then was not as we know it today, trying the hot chocolate was like drinking 100% dark...More

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foodulove2018
March 7, 2018|
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Response from Rik T | Reviewed this property |
In a half hour you can see the chocolate demo, the printing demo, and buy some stuff at the gift shop.
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Phuong L
September 29, 2016|
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Response from Tony H | Reviewed this property |
Captain Jackson's is next door to the Old North Church. The nearest train station to the Old North Church campus is Haymarket Station on the Orange line. It's wonderful, as is the printing shop across the hall.
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