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Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate

21 Unity St, Boston, MA 02113-1315
+1 617-523-6676
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The staff was friendly and informative but it was very small and a little bit of a let down. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rene' S
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Who doesn't love chocolate?

It's right there on the property next to the Old North Church. There's someone making chocolate in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin W
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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!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“printing press” (27 reviews)
“print shop” (16 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was friendly and informative but it was very small and a little bit of a let down. It was included in the North Church tour otherwise I’d be upset that I’d bought a ticket.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's right there on the property next to the Old North Church. There's someone making chocolate in the old fashion way that you can taste. What's even more enjoyable was the actor portraying Longfellow, and reciting the entire poem "The midnight ride of Paul Revere".

Thank Kevin W
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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We agree, Kevin! We find chocolate with a side of history (or is it history with a side of chocolate?) to be simply irresistible! And we're glad you enjoyed our Patriots Corner living exhibit about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as well!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good presentation of chocolate making from the cacao bean to the finished chocolate beverage which was the 5th most popular non alcoholic beverage in colonial times. The presenter was very animated and engaging and showed all the raw spices that were used...More

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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, Pam! We're glad you enjoyed our presentation on historical chocolate-making during your visit to Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a short presentation of how they make the chocolate and even you can taste it, delicious, you can buy chocolates there too.

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

Thank you for your review, Nidia! We're glad you enjoyed learning about (and tasting) chocolate history at Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 9 June 2018

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 4 weeks 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 1 June 2018

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 5 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 14 May 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 17 May 2018

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 11 May 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 18 May 2018

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 10 May 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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foodulove2018
8 March 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
30 September 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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