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Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate Shop

21 Unity St, Boston, MA 02113-1315
+1 617-523-6676
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Fast fun stop but totally worth it! FREE

This is tucked away near the North Church and is totally worth popping into. They do a quick demo... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Navyspouse
,
Virginia
via mobile
Make this part of your Freedom Trail visit.

I visited here twice. Once was pretty empty so the experience was nice and we were able to talk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kitkatkib
,
Milton
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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 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 historic Clough House at 21 Unity Street, Boston. Don't miss this exciting and unique experience!
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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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"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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"printing office of edes"
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"free samples"
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"clough house"
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"freedom trail"
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"chocolate tasting"
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"giving samples"
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"making chocolate"
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"colonial life"
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"dressed in period"
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"learn how"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank kitkatkib
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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

Thank Rik T
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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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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Touch, smell, and savor the historic chocolate. Never thought I would use historic and chocolate in a sentence. Hidden behind the Old North Church is this fascinating shop. DO leave a tip. 3 dollars is a small price for this treat.

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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

I was contemplating buy some drinking chocolate from this shop which is next door to the Printing Office until I tasted it. There was a lady there dressed in colonial costume explaining about the spices used and the process of making it and she was...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

We stopped by expecting a chocolate tasting and introduction on how it was made, but the woman who was dressed in garb running coco across a stone board was less than enthusiastic, didn't speak unless you asked a question and clearly was not enjoying her...More

1  Thank Lotz2CnDo
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

This is found on the Freedom Trail. It is a tiny shop however very interesting. A member of staff dressed in period costume does a brief presentation about the history of the chocolate, and visitors get to sample a liquid form of it based on...More

Thank Victoria N
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Located on the Freedom trail between the Paul Revere statue and the Old North Church next to the Printing Office. If you aren’t paying attention, you can easily miss it, as you just see the small sign on the brick building after leaving the Paul...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Quaint little shop that offers demonstrations on how chocolate was made in the 18th century. Right next to the Old North Church on the Freedom Trail.

Thank tmg821
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foodulove2018
March 8, 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 30, 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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