Taste the sweeter side of the Revolution!
Visitors touch, taste, smell, and experience 18th-century chocolate as it was enjoyed by some of Boston’s most famous Revolutionary-era patriots. Captain Jackson’s, the only shop 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 illustrate how chocolate was made and enjoyed by colonial Bostonians. Captain Newark Jackson, an Old North congregant for whom the shop is named, owned and operated a chocolate shop in the North End in the 1740s. Located on the campus of the Old North Historic Site, Captain Jackson’s opened in 2013 as a living history educational space and retail shop.
From the Hearth & Home of Mrs. Newark Jackson, our blog on all things chocolate and colonial, serves up new chocolate recipes and stories on chocolate’s fascinating history. Follow along!
2018 Hours of Operation
Our hours vary depending on the season.
February: Open on Saturdays, Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. February school vacation week, February 17-25, from 10 am to 5 pm.
March: Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm
April 1 – April 30: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 10 am to 4 pm
May: Open daily 10 am to 5 pm
June 1 – November 15: Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm
*We are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day