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“Love chocolate!!”

Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate Shop
Ranked #71 of 396 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 new shop, 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 shop is named.The shop is located in the same building as the Printing Offices of Edes and Gill, the Clough House at 21 Unity Street, Boston. Don't miss this exciting and unique experience!
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love chocolate!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

The chocolate shop is small but quaint. The demo on how chocolate was made is very neat. It is amazing to think how many ingredients can be used in chocolate. A small donation is requested and the shop has a lot of souvenirs to purchase. The chocolate sample is super delicious definitely worth the visit.

Visited July 2014
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Redwood City, California
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“"Short stop, tasty sample"”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Finished our ranger tour at the Paul Revere statue and headed to the Old North Church. We eyed this little place located almost directly across the street. Walked inside and the gentleman was demonstrating the hand printing press. In the adjoining room, another young man gave a brief history and demonstration of chocolate making during the 1700s. Very interesting information. A sample was provided afterward. There was also a little gift shop. We really enjoyed this little place. Not a planned stop but would definitely recommend stopping in for the historical aspect as well as just sampling the chocolate and seeing how it was made. Gives you a great appreciation for a modern day chocolate bar!

Visited June 2014
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New Jersey
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yummy little quick stop & fun”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

The smell of the shop and the chocolate tasting was a pleasant surprise. Ended up with a large purchase for family back home and some for us too. Not to mention the tea offered in the shop.

Visited June 2014
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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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423 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Sensual Overload”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

The two young ladies give a fascinating insight into the labour intensive manufacture of chocolate and let you try a little sip of some. The smell does drive you mad though but it would be fantastic for children to see and it's right on the freedom trail in a quaint part of Boston. Only asked for donations of $3 Each to help with upkeep etc. Well worth it just for the rest.

Visited June 2014
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Coram, New York
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“I have a confession to make...”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

I saw "chocolate" and that is what prompted my visit. But you know what? The demonstration on how chocolate was made in the colonial days was pretty neat. Its a small place but enjoyable. Oh, and yes. They sell chocolate, too. And its good. Double win for me.

Visited June 2014
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