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Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 1 July 2018
kweilbacher2010
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Valrico, Florida
Informative and tasty

This was a good presentation of chocolate making from the cacao bean to the finished chocolate... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
PamC54
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Nashville
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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...more
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21 Unity St, Boston, MA 02113-1315
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

We had added this to our list of 'pop in if you're in the area' things to do in Boston. We completed one of the free tours (run by rangers from Faneuil hall) here and thought it was a perfect opportunity to pop in. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is certainly an informative and relatively brief presentation about how chocolate differed then from how we make it today.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

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".

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kweilbacher2010
OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

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!

Reviewed 1 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PamC54
OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

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!

Reviewed 20 June 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Nidia N
OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

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

Reviewed 18 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 8 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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OldNorthChurch, Public Relations Manager at Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

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

Reviewed 1 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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!

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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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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