Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop

chocolate shop boston north endTaste 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. Our costumed interpreters discuss the way colonial Americans prepared and consumed chocolate. Discover where chocolate comes from and how it is made. And after you have learned all there is to know about chocolate, you get a free taste of the delicious drink enjoyed by John and Abigail Adams.

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.


January: Closed 

February: Saturdays only, 11am – 4pm 

March 6 – April 16: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays only, 11am – 5pm
April 17 – May 31: Daily, 11am – 5pm (school vacation week)
Jun 1 – Oct 31: Daily, 11am – 5:30pm
November: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays only, 11am – 5pm (and Thanksgiving weekend)
December: Saturdays only, 11am – 5pm (and the week after Christmas)


Can’t get enough of our chocolate and colonial musings? Follow our blog, From the Hearth & Home of Mrs. Newark Jackson, written in the voice of Amey Jackson and/or Captain Jackson’s Facebook Page!






The Clough House
21 Unity Street
Boston, MA 02113

We are in the same building as the Printing Office of Edes and Gill.

Click here for directions via Google Maps.






For more information on Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, please contact Pam at 617-523-4848 or fill out this form:




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